EXCLUSIVE: A TWO-YEAR-OLD Austin Turner collects his McDonald's drive-thru order - which he placed from his toy electric car. Austin, two, ordered a cheeseburger from his mini Range Rover. Dad Paul, 40, from Doncaster, had let him pootle into the takeaway lane when it was quiet. Paul, of Doncaster, South Yorkshire, said: "When we walked over to McDonald's there weren't many cars around, so I thought âwhy not?' "So I took him round to the drive thru. "When we got to the window he just said âI want a cheeseburger' and handed the money over. "He had a big grin on his face as he did it." Laughing staff and other drivers were bemused to see the toddler place his order from the miniature car. 23 Apr 2018 Pictured: A TWO-YEAR-OLD left McDonalds staff in hysterics when he went through the drive-thru in his toy pedal car. Photo credit: News Licensing / MEGA TheMegaAgency.com +1 888 505 6342 (Mega Agency TagID: MEGA208838_003.jpg) [Photo via Mega Agency]
A father in England let his adorable 2-year-old drive his toy Range Rover through a McDonald’s drive-thru to order lunch, and the hamburger giant doesn’t want it to happen again.
Paul Turner told The Sun that he had walked to the restaurant in Doncaster with his son, Austin, and saw that there were no cars in the drive-thru lane, so he thought it would be cute to let him cruise up to the window and order a cheeseburger.
With a big grin on his face, Austin pulled up in the electric ride-on and just said ‘I want a cheeseburger,’ then handed over the money to pay for it.
"The staff thought it was hilarious and some others came over to see what was going on,” Turner said.
Apparently the folks at corporate headquarters didn’t feel the same way.
A spokeswoman told The Sun: "Our drive-thru lanes are specifically designed for roadworthy motor vehicles, and only people in such vehicles will be served. Anyone attempting to use a different mode of transport will be asked to make their order inside. In this instance by serving the child and his parent, our restaurant team did not follow this procedure – and those involved have been reminded of the policy.”
It’s not the first time McDonald’s has had to address its stance, which has come to light on several occasions in the U.K. when cyclists and horseback riders have been spotted using drive-thru lanes.
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