BEFORE WE GET INTO THIS – WE WOULD LIKE TO SAY WE DON’T RECOMMEND YOU TRYING THIS – IT IS ACTUALLY STEALING, WHICH IS, OF COURSE, ILLEGAL.
We all love Macca’s and we love it even more if it’s FREE!
Some clever McDonald’s lovers have managed to manipulate the self-serve kiosk option into getting a free hamburger.
In a video posted to Reddit over the weekend, two friends revealed a secret hack they discovered.
For the ‘scam’ to work, you start by ordering 10 patty-less $1 burgers, as well as a regular $1 hamburger.
Removing the meat from the 10 burgers discounts each meal by $1.10 – providing the customers with a surplus that covers the cost of the additional regular burger.
Once processed, the computer confirms there is ‘no payment required’ and prints out a receipt and order number for the sneaky duo.
The two friends were then served 10 patty-less burgers with the usual fillings, and one regular burger that had beef on it.
Obviously, the ‘hack’ caused a stir as it is kinda stealing from Maccas.
‘May I suggest if you go to Maccas and order a hamburger with nothing in it, you’re a bit of a tosser,’ one user wrote.
Some people were more concerned at the foodwaste if they weren’t to eat the patty-less burgers.
‘I’m all for exploiting loopholes and sticking it to the man or whatever, but I’m not a fan of wasting food. I hope you’re going to eat all those buns.’
‘That’s a lot of effort to save $1,’ another user pointed out.
Another comment warned against trying to trick McDonald’s.
‘Personally, I’d advise against trying to rip-off a multinational on its own premises under the full view of CCTV.’