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Posted: November 08, 2017

App Tells You If McDonald’s Ice Cream Machine Is Working

There’s An App For That!

McDonald's will present a Golden Arches cone to one person at each participating location on Sunday, July 16, 2017. If you get the cone, you will get free soft-serve for life from the fast-food restaurant (Photo from McDonald's)
McDonald's will present a Golden Arches cone to one person at each participating location on Sunday, July 16, 2017. If you get the cone, you will get free soft-serve for life from the fast-food restaurant (Photo from McDonald's)

By Julie Morgan

McDonald’s employee:  “Welcome to McDonald’s...Order when you’re ready”.

You:  “I’d like an Oreo McFlurry”.

McDonald’s employee:  “Sorry the ice cream machine is down”.

You:  “Again?”

This is a familiar dialog, right?  I’ve had this happen to me more than once at McDonald’s and I know I’m not alone.

It’s disappointing to pull-up to the drive-thru with a craving for ice cream only to be told the machine is broken.

What if I told you, “there’s an app for that”?

According to the description in the Apple App Store, “Ice Check will tell you if the machines are UP or DOWN in real-time, using crowd-sourced info and input from participating locations”.  Basically, it relies on you and I to give people a heads-up about broken machine.  

Not sure if the app is available for Android devices but you never know what someone will come up with next!

According to Time, the creator Raina McLeod says she came up with the idea about a year ago when her craving for a late-night McFlurry went unfulfilled due to a broken machine. 

What a novel idea!


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