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McDonald's employee takes 'plain cheeseburger' order literally

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A McDonald's employee in the U.K. took a customer's order a little too seriously. (Reuters)

A man in the U.K. was left puzzled after his McDonald's order of a plain cheeseburger came with just the bun and some melted cheese.

Alex Moran, from Bradford, England, had popped into the St. John's branch in Leeds during his lunch break.

But when he got back to work, the 32-year-old discovered the McDonald's worker who served him had taken his order VERY literally – and reportedly served him melted cheese in a plain bun.

 “I couldn't believe it. The first thing I did was show one of my work friends who immediately started laughing,” said Moran.

“I didn't take it back because I didn't have enough time left on my lunch. I was a bit annoyed at first but saw the humor in it."

“So I just had to basically eat the McDonald's equivalent of a cheese toastie. I haven't complained about it as it's not worth it over a burger.”

Moran, a service manager, had asked for a plain cheeseburger several times in the past but had never found himself burger-less before. His friends clearly found the incident hilarious and posted a photo of the 'plain cheeseburger' online, captioning the post: “So my mate Alex walked into McDonalds today and asked for a cheeseburger, cheese only, and the guy took him literally.”

The incident may have been humorous but McDonald’s reportedly took the matter seriously. A spokesperson issues the following statement:

“We apologize for this inconvenience and believe it happened following the wrong interpretation of what Mr Moran ordered. We would encourage him to get in touch with our customer care team, who is best placed to look into this."

This article originally appeared on TheSun.co.uk.