Police were called after Stewart Yates refused to wait in a bay for his Macdonald’s breakfast because he had to wait “over 15 minutes” the week before
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A disgruntled customer blocked a MacDonald’s driveway for two hours after objecting to being asked to park in a bay while his double sausage egg McMuffins were being cooked.
Stewart Yates, 55, promised to stay a week if necessary, but moved on after two hours when police were called.
As reported by the Lancashire PostThe standoff began at around 9.30am this morning in Leyland, Lancashire, shortly after Stewart drove to the Churchill Way restaurant and requested the two breakfast meals.
As the standoff continued, he told the Post: “A week ago I had to wait in the parking lot for over 15 minutes.
“A boy spotted me and said, ‘Oh, it’s him again’ because I complained last time.
Meanwhile, an employee who said the cars waiting behind Stewart managed to get out backwards explained that his order was small, so it only took a minute to prepare.
Stewart, meanwhile, said a girl who works at the restaurant came out and threw his money on his car roof and said to leave or she would call the police.
“I said I’m not going anywhere until I get my money back on my card. It’s certainly not a big question.”
He said he was willing to hold off the drive-thru “a week” if necessary.
However, the police were called and Stewart left the restaurant.
Afterwards, Stewart explained that he eventually received a refund and that they tried to give him a long letter which they typed but he refused to take it.
He added: “I hadn’t sworn, I hadn’t done anything threatening. I hadn’t broken any laws.”
He said he didn’t receive his McMuffins but instead ordered two Big Macs through Uber Eats when he got home.
McDonald’s was contacted by the Post, but an employee declined to comment further.
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