Saturday, 24 October 2020

'McBroken' Website Tells McFlurry Fans the Status of Every McDonald’s Ice Cream Machine in Real Time

quote [ The info has been quietly lurking in the McDonald’s app all along. ]

Devil tryna break me but it never work
Like McDonalds' ice cream machine, man
[SFW] [food & drink] [+2]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:00amGMT]

Comments

Paracetamol said[1] @ 3:57pm GMT on 24th Oct [Score:1 Good]
This is a pretty clever use of corporate APIs – I wondered where they got the data upon looking at the site.
The one about flight tickets on Instagram is more dramatic though and was even simpler to parse.
avid said @ 6:58am GMT on 27th Oct
This one was better than the original post. You could totally repost this for +2 karma or whatever amounts to "tons" these days on SE.
Paracetamol said @ 3:41pm GMT on 27th Oct
Ah, thanks. Why go ahead and repost it yourself, if you want, soaking in the karma showers … mh, that sounds a little dirty all of a sudden.
mechanical contrivance said @ 7:53pm GMT on 27th Oct
Perfect.
EvilNinjaX24 said @ 8:10pm GMT on 24th Oct [Score:1 Underrated]
Saw on reddit sometime in the recent past, from a former employee (and possibly even a current manager - can't quite recall for certain), that the machines are down so often due to no one wanting to deal with the cleaning and refilling of the machines. It's apparently a big hassle, so they just say it's broken and go on about their other tasks.
badbob said @ 12:44pm GMT on 24th Oct
mechavolt said @ 2:00pm GMT on 24th Oct
I'm convinced they just tell you it's broken sometimes just to not have to deal with orders that require it. I don't go too often, but it's always broken when all I want is just a McFlurry.

(Yes, I know McFlurrys suck. But it's soft serve, which is easier on my lactose intolerance, it's cheap, and supposedly easily accessible).
C18H27NO3 said @ 3:40pm GMT on 24th Oct
Who Gives Flying Fuck?!
Anonynonymous said @ 2:42am GMT on 25th Oct
Never understood the popularity of this thing.
Dienes said @ 1:42pm GMT on 26th Oct
Cheap salt, sugar, fat is a hell of a drug.

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