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Two Friends Go On 250 Mile Round Trip For A McDonald's

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Two Friends Go On 250 Mile Round Trip For A McDonald's

I think we can all say we'll enjoy our first taste of post-reopening McDonald's more than usual, but two friends went to extraordinary lengths to get their fix of the good stuff, and they embarked on a seven-hour round trip for the privilege.

Ryan Hall and Paisley Hamilton, both 23, drove 250 miles in total after heading south to their nearest Maccies, spending £27 on petrol.

The fast food chain is reopening its restaurants for drive-thru and delivery in stages, and has started down south, with branches closest to its main depot opening up first - leaving many fans up north disappointed, for the time being.

Credit: Ryan Hall
Credit: Ryan Hall
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But Hull-based Ryan and Paisley weren't going to let something as small as distance get in their way, and jumped in Ryan's Fiat 500 to zoom off on a journey to Peterborough.

When they got there, they had to wait another half an hour in the queue.

Ordering their food, they spent £20 on a large McNugget meal, large Big Mac meal, two Cokes, two double cheeseburgers, a regular cheeseburger, a McChicken sandwich and a Filet-O-Fish.

Credit: Ryan Hall
Credit: Ryan Hall
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After eating the feast in the car park, they drove back home to Hull. Their day out cost £47 in total - a small price to pay to be reunited with your greatest love.

Ryan, who drove, told The Sun: "We didn't really think it through. Our 15-minute meal ended up taking us nearly seven hours.

"It was definitely a 'f*** it' moment which actually ended up costing me a lot of money. But I'd do it all again. It was so worth it."

The pair were thrilled when McDonald's announced it was reopening some UK restaurants after weeks of lockdown.

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McDonald's has opened some of its UK restaurants for drive-thru and delivery. Credit: PA
McDonald's has opened some of its UK restaurants for drive-thru and delivery. Credit: PA

But Ryan, a customer adviser for phone firm EE, and carer Paisley were disappointed to find out the chain would not yet be operating in their home city.

Ryan added: "We realised the closest one was in Peterborough.

"But we are both are mega fans. It had been eight weeks since we last had our McNuggs, and we just thought, 'Why not?'

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"Lockdown has been quite boring so we decided to make it a spontaneous, fun day out. We left mine at 2pm last Saturday and didn't get home until almost 9pm.

"We took the scenic route along the coast, it was such a lovely sunny day and we were really excited.

"Even the queue was a highlight. I had my car soft-top down, blasting out 'Rain On Me' by Lady Gaga. Everyone else there was joining in with the mini rave."

McDonald's confirmed yesterday that it will be reopening 1,019 of its 1,249 restaurants in the UK and Ireland by 4 June, either for drive-thru or McDelivery.

Featured Image Credit: Ryan Hall

Topics: UK News, Funny, McDonald's

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