McDonald’s Tests Out Walk-Thru for Drunk, Late-Night Customers
McDonald’s is finally capitalizing on the major demographic of its 24-hour drive-thru: It’s going to start putting in walk-thru lanes for drunk customers. A McDonald’s in Wales has tested out this ingenious idea that provides a pedestrian lane between the hours of 2:30 and 4 a.m. for those who are too inebriated to use the drive-thru lane.
It was so popular that this particular McDonald’s will be making the lush lane a permanent fixture for customers who want to end their night on the town with something else to regret in the morning.
“The ‘walk-thru’ was a local initiative by the business manager of the restaurant to invite local residents to come and enjoy a meal at the restaurant after their night out at the newly reopened nightclub Broadway,” a McDonald’s spokesperson said in a statement. “As the restaurant is in the process of securing a 24 hour license, customers can only use the drive-thru to order food at night, so the ‘walk-thru’ is just a play on how customers can come and enjoy a nice meal, later in the evening.”
There’s no word yet on whether this concept will spread internationally to other McDonald’s locations, but we imagine it would be a global hit.