There are few things more annoying during a trip to McDonald’s than trying to order a McFlurry only to be told the ice cream machine is broken – but help could finally be at hand.
It’s all thanks to a brand new mobile app called Ice Check. Available for Apple iOS devices, the app lets users search for their nearest branch of McDonald’s and the real-time status of its ice cream machine.
Best of all, if you happen to be the first one to discover one of these McFlurry makers is out of action at a particular location, you can mark it as “off” on the app.
The app could bring an end to any number of frustrating trips to McDonald’s in search of ice cream goodness. Trips that usually end in disappointment and the purchase of an consolatory apple pie or doughnut.
Speaking to Buzzfeed, app creator Raina McLeod revealed they came up with the idea after experiencing the anguish for themselves.
“I came up with the idea for the app around a year ago, after a late night Oreo McFlurry craving went unfulfilled due to the ice cream machine being down,” Raina said.
McFlurry ice cream might be a popular part of the McDonald’s menu, but fans might want to ask a few more questions about the conditions in which these frozen dessert treats are made.
An ex-McDonald’s worker previously shared an image of what he claimed he found inside a McFlurry machine.
It’s goey, gross and likely to put you off McFlurries for life. It may also go some way to explaining why they have so many issues with these machines.
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