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Customer Builds Cardboard Car And Turns Up To McDonald's Drive-Thru

Customer Builds Cardboard Car And Turns Up To McDonald's Drive-Thru

A McDonald's fan showed his love for the famous golden arches today when he came up with an ingenious way of beating the queues.

Lee Watson knew there would be carnage on the roads as the burger giant reopened its drive-thrus and delivery services.

So, rather than queue up for hours on end like a total chump, he built his own 'car' out of cardboard and 'drove' to the drive-thru.

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The 57-year-old hoped that it would give fellow diners at his local branch in Middlesborough something to smile about while they waited.

But sadly, after 30 minutes of waiting around, staff refused to serve him and he left empty-handed.

Taking it on the chin, Lee told Teesside Live: "They wouldn't serve me. Why is that? Because my car doesn't have an engine?"

Lee came up with the perfect way of brightening up the day of fellow customers. Credit: Twitter
Lee came up with the perfect way of brightening up the day of fellow customers. Credit: Twitter
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Lee got the wacky idea after hearing that McDonald's was reopening for McDelivery and drive-thru and thought it would be a great way of cheering people up as they queued.

He explained: "I just fancied a bit of craic and to get some scran.

"I came into work this morning, saw the people queuing up - I thought 'there's got to be an angle to get in here quicker'. So we made a car.

"We thought we'd get in the queue, have a bit of a laugh and lighten the mood up because life is a bit serious at the moment.

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"I never brought any bait in."

He added: "So that's me on fingernails and crisps again."

Customers queued up for hours today as Maccies reopened hundreds of its drive-thrus. Credit: PA
Customers queued up for hours today as Maccies reopened hundreds of its drive-thrus. Credit: PA
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Since footage of Lee went online, it has garnered quite the reaction, with users in stitches over his antics.

One person commented: "Me and my nieces were desperate for a McDonald's, my sister works there.

"I am absolutely howling, I can't stop laughing, my phone has gone off the wall."

Neither could we, neither could we.

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Addressing the cheeky trickster, McDonald's said it was happy to see that people were super excited to have them back open, but that healthy and safety was absolutely paramount.

A spokesperson for the chain said: "It's great that our customers are so excited to get back to using our drive-thrus, and we are aware there have been some very creative attempts to access our lanes.

"However, for everyone's safety, we absolutely cannot serve people who are not in road-going motor vehicles, and we would ask customers to refrain from attempting to use the drive-thru lane in any other manner."

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