McDonald’s have launched their first ever ‘walk-thru’ 5 years ago

McDonald’s have launched their first ever ‘walk-thru’

To be honest, we're wondering how this has taken so long to become a legitimate thing.

A McDonald's restaurant in Llandudno, North Wales, is trialling a revolutionary new walk-thru lane to cater for nightclub-leavers who have had a skinful but can't escape the temptation of a Big Mac.


A lot of McDonald's branches have a drive-thru that keeps burgers flying off the shelves 24 hours a day, but most of them will enforce the driving part.

If you're too hammered to get behind the wheel yourself (never, ever do that, ever) and haven't got the luxury of a patient taxi driver to save the day, you're pretty much bang out of luck.

Only the really jammy people can pull off the old walk through the drive-thru, and we've only encountered them through social media.

But the people of Llandudno had clearly had enough of this wheel-based bias, and the walk-thru has arrived.

According to the restaurant's Facebook page, they trialled the service after the re-opening of a nearby nightclub, assuming that more late-night customers are likely to be on foot.


Between the early hours of 2:30am - 4:00am, customers were allowed to stroll up to the window and order their gluttonous banquets, and it was so successful, say staff, that they plan to continue doing it on Saturdays and Sundays.

A McDonalds's spokesperson told The Sun:

"The ‘walk-thru’ was a local initiative by the business manager of the restaurant to invite local residents to come and enjoy a meal at the restaurant after their night out at the newly reopened nightclub Broadway."

"As the restaurant is in the process of securing a 24 hour license, customers can only use the drive-thru to order food at night, so the ‘walk-thru’ is just a play on how customers can come and enjoy a nice meal, later in the evening."

There's no word yet on whether or not the rest of the UK or even Dublin can expect to see a similar service in their own local Maccies, but we reckon it's inevitable. Just accept that somewhere down the line you will drunkenly offer to buy the entire queue a McFlurry.