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Group tries to use McDonald's drive through in a trolley

  • The group of lads attended the McDonald's restaurant in Redcar, Cleveland 
  • Staff turned the men away the first time they attempted to buy their food  
  • McDonald's said shopping trolleys breach their health and safety policies  

By Darren Boyle for MailOnline

Published: 12:06 EDT, 9 August 2017 | Updated: 14:20 EDT, 9 August 2017

A group of friends who were turned away from a McDonald's restaurant after staff suspected they were drunk decided to use a shopping trolley to try their luck at the drive through. 

The mates, who were on a night out in Redcar, Cleveland, filmed the escapade on a mobile phone.

Despite their ingenious use of a shopping trolley, staff at the restaurant still insisted they could not be served - as their mode of transport was not a roadworthy motor vehicle. 

The lads tried to convince the sceptical staff member that the trolley was a legitimate vehicle as it had four wheels, but despite their considerable efforts they went home hungry 

In the footage, which was uploaded onto YouTube, one of the group claimed: 'Right, so we've nicked a trolley yeah, because they won't let us through the drive-thru. Here we go again! Here we go, excuse me.'

According to Gazette Live, a staff member told the group that they could not be served and asked them to move because a car was approaching.

The group said they should be served as well as they only wanted a cheeseburger and their trolley had four wheels. 

A McDonald's spokeswoman said: 'Our drive-thru lanes are specifically designed for roadworthy motor vehicles only and are therefore not suitable for shopping trolleys.

'Our staff members followed the correct procedures in this instance and did not serve the customers due to health and safety regulations.'

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