McDonald’s customer in a cardboard box ‘car’ queues up at drive-thru as fast food chain re-opens – The Sun

A MCDONALD'S fan queued up in a cardboard car and waited inline at the Drive-Thru to get his hands on a Big Mac.

Customers howled with laughter when they spotted grinning Lee Watson, 57, outside the branch in Portrack, Stockton-on- Tees.

He braved the rain and stood patiently among scores of vehicles with a cut-out motor hung over his shoulders and held on with two pieces of string.

Furniture shop worker Lee, of Middlesbrough, smiled and waved at people – but was gutted when he got to the window and staff refused to serve him.

He said: “They wouldn't serve me. Why is that? Because my car doesn't have an engine?

"I just fancied a bit of craic and to get some scran.

"I came into work this morning, saw the people queueing up – I thought 'there's got to be an angle to get in here quicker'.

"So we made a car.

"We thought we'd get in the queue, have a bit of a laugh and lighten the mood up because life is a bit serious at the moment.

"I was a little bit disappointed, after queuing for half an hour, that I didn't get any food.

"I never brought any bait in. So that's me on fingernails and crisps again."

A number of videos of his efforts to get a Big Mac the man went viral after he was filmed yesterday morning.

One posted by Sarah Jane Parkinson attracted thousands of comments online.

She said: "I can’t stop laughing.”

We thought we'd get in the queue, have a bit of a laugh and lighten the mood up because life is a bit serious at the moment.

A spokesman for McDonald's said: "It’s great that our customers are so excited to get back to using our drive-thrus, and we are aware there have been some very creative attempts to access our lanes.

"However, for everyone’s safety, we absolutely cannot serve people who are not in road-going motor vehicles, and we would ask customers to refrain from attempting to use the drive-thru lane in any other manner."

McDonald's announced last week it intends to have more than 1,019 of its restaurants in the UK and Ireland open for drive thru or delivery by tomorrow.

Until yesterday, 44 had been open as bosses fine tuned the best ways to keep staff, delivery drivers and customers safe.

This creative customer isn't the only person to go to extremes to get his fast-food fix.

A man pitched a tent outside a McDonald's in Gosport in Hampshire, but to his disappointment, the branch wasn't on the opening list.

Queues for the drive-thrus have caused chaos in areas across the country, with miles of stationary cars causing a knock-on effect for residents living nearby the restaurants.

There are no plans yet to open for takeaway, and for now no restaurants are allowed to open for eating in. Perspex screen and floor markings will help with contactless pick-ups.

Staff will also wear face masks and have daily temperature checks. Smaller staff in kitchens means there are limited menus and shorter opening hours – with opening time at 11am.

Orders for drive thru and delivery are limited to £25 to speed things up. Delivery will be via Uber Eats and Just Eat.

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