Two friends craving McDonald’s after eight weeks of lockdown take 250-mile round trip to nearest drive-thru – The Sun
Fast-food fans Ryan Hall and Paisley Hamilton, both 23, spent £27 on petrol for the epic trip, and faced a 30-car queue when they arrived.
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They spent £20 on a large Chicken McNugget meal, large Big Mac meal, two Cokes, two double cheeseburgers, a McChicken sandwich, regular cheeseburger and a Filet-O-Fish.
The scoffed the feast in the car park then drove home — and despite the £47 total cost have no regrets about the day out.
Ryan, who drove his Fiat 500 from Hull to Peterborough, told The Sun: “We didn’t really think it through. Our 15-minute meal ended up taking us nearly seven hours.
“It was definitely a ‘F*** it’ moment which actually ended up costing me a lot of money. But I’d do it all again. It was so worth it.”
The pair were thrilled when McDonald’s announced it was reopening some UK restaurants after weeks of lockdown.
But Ryan, a customer adviser for phone firm EE, and carer Paisley were disappointed to find out the chain would not yet be operating in their home city.
Ryan added: “We realised the closest one was in Peterborough.
“But we are both are mega fans. It had been eight weeks since we last had our McNuggs, and we just thought ‘Why not?’
“Lockdown has been quite boring so we decided to make it a spontaneous, fun day out.
“We left mine at 2pm last Saturday and didn’t get home until almost 9pm.
“We took the scenic route along the coast, it was such a lovely sunny day and we were really excited.
“Even the queue was a highlight. I had my car soft-top down, blasting out Rain On Me by Lady Gaga. Everyone else there was joining in with the mini rave.
“You could tell they were just as excited as I was for my feast.
“The smell was amazing. It would have been impossible to wait until we got home.
“We were mesmerised by the food and wolfed it down so we didn’t even take a selfie with it.”
Last week McDonald’s reopened 39 drive-thrus, including six in Peterborough. Some are for collection, for delivery or both.
The chain aims to have all drive-thrus open by next month — while expecting customers to stick to the Government’s strict social distancing rules.
By then Ryan and Paisley will be hoping they only have to go to Hull and back for a Mac.
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