Fast food fans seen queuing around the block outside McDonald’s have been slammed as ‘braindead half-wits’.
Dozens of cars were seen waiting in line outside drive-thrus across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire this afternoon (March 23).
The stampede to get one last Big Mac followed the announcement all branches across the UK would close at 7pm today.
Now StokeonTrentLive readers have almost unanimously criticised those who ‘put their lives at risk’ for a final Maccy’s.
Photos at Sandyford, Chesterton, Trent Vale and Festival Park show queues of at least a dozen cars as drivers waited to place an order.
Stephen Proudman said: “People are literally risking their lives and their families’ lives for one last burger, not to mention the poor staff inside who have to deal with this c**p as well as expose themselves to a potentially life threatening illness.
“Whoever announced the closure should be sacked. As soon as the ad went up yesterday it was obvious people were going to do this.”
Tracey Jones said: “Going to McDonald’s is not a reason for essential travel. Stupid people.”
Toni Ratcliffe said: “One last burger, like one last pint Friday. Obviously people are just plain thick and can’t understand simple instructions – stay at home!!! Soon everyone will be locked up and the sooner the better!”
Rachel Mitchell also questioned people’s priorities.
She said: “Do they really need a McDs this badly? Aren’t they thinking of there health to stay safe?”
And Aimy Frost said: “When fast food is more important that your families lives… What a sad world we live in.”
Kerry Tatton suggested venues should close with no warning.
She added: “Then you won’t get these idiots all queuing for one last McDonald’s. Risking people’s lives just for a McDonald’s.”
Meanwhile, Tracy Moult decided to order a McDonald’s in.
She said: “Yes, I’ve had a Maccy’s breakfast today but used Uber Eats and had it dropped outside my door. Use your sense people.”
And Victoria Jones added: “Dimwits springs to mind. Why not make your own at home and get your kids to help – at least they are learning basic cooking skills. But no let’s go out and get a Maccy’s.”
A McDoanld’s spokesman said: “We have taken the difficult decision to close all McDonald’s restaurants in the UK and Ireland by 7pm on Monday, March 23 at the latest.
“This is not a decision we are taking lightly, but one made with the well-being and safety of our employees in mind as well as in the best interests of our customers.
“We will work with local community groups to responsibly distribute food and drink from our restaurants in the coming days.
“Thank you to our brilliant employees for their hard work during this incredibly challenging time.
“We look forward to seeing you all again as soon as it is safe for us to reopen.”