Thursday, December 13, 2007

UK McDonald's parking fee

From the Guardian Unlimited in the UK, it appears that McDonald's restaurants are fining customers who stay in their parking lot too long.

And it is no small fine either: £125 (about $255). Cameras in the parking lot take photos of license plates and a bill is sent to the car's owner.

(The sign shown isn't an actual one. We made it at Ronald McHummer.)
"The question of just how long it should take to eat fast food is being answered by the burger giant McDonald's, which is making customers finish within 45 minutes or face a charge of £125.

"Motorists who care to linger over their McMeals for any longer at some drive-throughs are receiving demands from a private company that manages car parks for the burger chain."
from Guardian Unlimited via BoingBoing
custom McDonald's sign made at Ronald McHummer

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

that is the most ridiculous thing i've heard of ever.

Anonymous said...

they should be sued for even trying that!

Anonymous said...

Yea I agree wit'chu, but they do got the food. But also because of this new stupid rule their probaly gon stop gettin as much costumers. Cuz I sho do luv me um MickeyD's!!
I really think that they should reconsider all of this, cuz I don't want to hav to stop going.

WTF NINJA said...

THIS IS A LOAD OF BULLSHIT!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't blame them. Fast Food is bad for you and it is a way for driving people away from fast food. In my eyes, its a start to a healthy life.

Anonymous said...

ok i'll pay parking but my friend will pay for food,but my other friend is goin to Starbucks then my other friend will go to rite-aid to buy ice cream cuz yours sucks

Anonymous said...

If you think paying for parking is bad you should need to go to the toilet in Germany at McDs! By Munich we had to pay .50 euro cents to go to the pisser. The admittance ticket can be swapped for a discount of food purchases but it's just a start as to how far they'll go to screw customers. I have not eaten at a McDs since and have no intention of it in the future. I feel much better as well, huh!!

Anonymous said...

i think this method is very ligit because McDonalds has a business to run, they can just have people hanging out their restaurant, taking the parking spaces of the new customers!

John said...

WOW, they have got to be kidding!!!

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Tiffany said...

Wow, talk about taxation with representation!!! Not that i will be staying in a parking lot for 45 minutes...

Remind me not to visit Europe..

Ana Lucia said...

It is actually 75 mins.