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Man Left Hungry After McDonald's Give Him Box Of Gherkins Instead Of Nuggets


Man Left Hungry After McDonald's Give Him Box Of Gherkins Instead Of Nuggets

A man was recently left unimpressed after opening what he thought was a box of McDonald's chicken nuggets, only to find a pile of gherkins instead... something, we're safe to say, is the thing of a lot of nightmares.

27-year-old Stuart, who works for the NHS, had just gotten home from a late shift when he made the unfortunate discovery.

His girlfriend, Megan, said Stuart was left "gutted" by the mix-up, and that he "looked like he could just cry".

Credit: Mercury Press
Credit: Mercury Press

Stuart had no idea his order was wrong until it was too late, getting all the way back home before realising his post-work snack was about to be far more underwhelming than he had initially hoped.

"His work is just crazy and he never knows when he's going to come home or even get two minutes to himself to get a bite to eat," Megan said.

"He'd only just finished work and he was starving on his way home so he grabbed a McDonalds because it was quick.

"But when he got home and opened the box he looked like he could just cry. We couldn't believe it. At first, I laughed but then I saw his face and I could tell he was gutted.


"He was so hungry and he just wanted to eat his dinner, you don't expect to open your meal and see a load of gherkins."

Credit: Mercury Press
Credit: Mercury Press

Stuart had stopped by the McDonald's Penn Road branch in Wolverhampton after finishing his shift, where he ordered a large chicken nugget meal.

Upon finding a box full of the famously divisive gherkins instead, the couple believes staff might have actually switched his order on purpose.


Megan said: "It must be intentional because how can you mistake gherkins for nuggets.

"They don't look anything alike and surely they would have noticed while they were filling the box if it was a mistake."

A spokesperson for McDonald's said: "We are sorry to hear about this customer's experience. We would encourage them to contact our Customer Services team who can provide them with further assistance."

Believe it or not, this isn't the first time chicken nuggets have made headlines in the last couple of weeks.


A HR advisor recently won more than £5,000 after he was sacked for complaining about only receiving three chicken nuggets for lunch from the office canteen.

Featured Image Credit: Mercury Press

Topics: Food, UK News, McDonald's

Bradley Lengden
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