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McDonald's customers have been left disgusted by a viral video showing piles of worms in the drinks machine at one of the chain's restaurants. Watch here:
In a video posted on TikTok, bundles of slimy worms can be seen congregating on the drinks machine, which is apparently located at the Old Kent Road Maccies in South London.
The footage was posted by an account named simply @mcoldkentroad and has been viewed more than 439,000 times.
Commenting on the clip, one person wrote: "This looks like something out of Stranger Things."
Another said: "Octopus soup on the menu?"
A third added: "There's a reason it's the cheapest property on Monopoly."
The video's caption suggested the creatures were maggots, but a McDonald's spokesperson told LADbible they were in fact earthworms.
They also stated that specialists confirmed this was an isolated incident, rather than an infestation.
The spokesperson said: "We take cleanliness and hygiene extremely seriously.
"Unfortunately, a number of weeks ago we were made aware of an issue in the drain serving the drinks station at our Old Kent Road restaurant.
"We immediately closed the drinks station and our hygiene team identified the cause of the issue which was fixed before a deep clean was carried out.
"The area was inspected by external specialists and no drinks were served to customers until we were sure that the issue was fully resolved."
Meanwhile, a Maccies drive-thru customer has hit out at the chain over new parking rules at one of its restaurants.
Richard Moore, from Walsall, West Midlands, was fined four times at the Littleton restaurant.
Maccies customers are being caught out if they stay in the car park longer than 10 minutes, and are being clocked by the camera as soon as they begin queuing for food.
McDonald's does not own the car park but is being called upon to act after fast food lovers are being repeatedly stung.
Mr Moore has now received a £400 ($537) fine after visiting the restaurant multiple times over the past few weeks.
He said: "Now the nature of a drive-through is as it says, I drive through, collect my food and eat parked up, as I have usually done for the past two years, I did not notice the changed parking notices."
Local Councillor Lee Jeavons has launched a petition to increase the waiting time at the privately contracted site, which is operated by Ocean Parking.
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