Tennessee McDonald's Hands Out Bag of Cash, Not Breakfast

A couple walked away with thousands of dollars in cash — on accident

A McDonald's accidentally handed out its bank deposit, instead of breakfast.

A Tennessee couple stopped by their local McDonald's for an early breakfast, only to walk away with a bag of cash, News Channel 5 reports.

Stacye and Greg Terry were mistakenly handed a bag with the restaurant's bank deposit money as they went through the drive-thru, Eater says. "My husband opened the bag and discovered the money inside," Stacye recalled. "He said, ‘You are not going to believe this.' Sure enough, it was their bank deposit money." 

Luckily, the Mickey D's employee who made the mistake caught up with the couple, who returned the money immediately. "We are grateful for this customer and the action they took upon realizing our error. We are looking into why this mistake happened, but what is most important to us is knowing that we are part a community with the values that were evidenced by this person's actions," franchise owner and operater Phil Gray said.


Of course, this isn't the first time a large amount of money has changed hands at a fast-food restaurant. Last summer, a Taco Bell customer got a bag with $3,600 in cash instead of food (the money was returned). Another man accidently left $33,000 in a McDonald's in Southern France (it was found and returned to him), while yet another man had $250,000 worth of gems stolen from him as he napped in a Hong Kong Mickey D's.