No burger is worth this much trouble.
Authorities in England recently pulled over a man who was driving nearly twice the speed limit. When asked where he was going, the man said he was making a 42-mile-long trip to McDonald’s for a hamburger.
McDonald’s restaurants in the country recently reopened drive-thru windows after coronavirus lockdowns were lifted, and the unnamed driver apparently really wanted a burger, Southwest News Service reported. This apparently meant he had to drive more than 40 miles to find a McDonald’s.
When authorities pulled him over, he was reportedly driving 136 mph, which is 66 miles faster than the speed limit.
Authorities also discovered that the driver did not have insurance.
The West Yorkshire Police tweeted: “Seized in Huddersfield for no insurance after caught traveling at 136 mph on the M62. Driver on his way from Bolton to Bradford for a burger, believed he was using third party cover, found not to be the case! Reported to Court.”
Some of McDonald’s franchisees are pushing for smaller menus post-lockdown, Fox News has reported. During the coronavirus stay-at-home orders, the fast-food chain only served a limited menu, focusing on best-sellers and items that are easy to produce. Some restaurant owners say that the smaller menu allowed their workers to get orders out more efficiently and quickly.
Now that lockdown orders are being lifted, these franchisees are pushing for McDonald’s not to bring back its full menu so that they can maintain the increased rate of service.