You Deserve a Break Today, but You've Got an Outbreak: McDonald's Drive-Thru Offers Nasal Swabs

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This photo provided by McDonald’s shows a breakfast Happy Meal. McDonald’s is considering another addition to its all-day breakfast menu: Happy Meals. The fast-food chain says it will begin testing breakfast Happy Meals in Tulsa, Oklahoma on Sept. 26. The Happy Meals come with either two McGriddles cakes or an egg and cheese McMuffin.(McDonalds via AP)



Good news for all you in the mood for a Big Mac and a nasal swab: McDonald’s is offering COVID-19 tests in their Drive-Thru.

The location ready to tell you if you’ve got the McVirus — in which case, your lunch may not be a Happy Meal — is in Leicester, England.

And to be clear, there’s also bad news for all you in the mood for a Big Mac and a nasal swab: You can forget the two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun — in the United Kingdom, foodwise, Mickey D’s is shut down.

A chain spokesman told The Sun all about it:

“This week, McDonald’s handed over use of its Meridian Business Park Drive-Thru in Leicester for use by DHU Healthcare for COVID-19 testing for NHS workers. Despite restaurants remaining closed, employees and franchisees have continued serving their local communities and supporting national organizations, helping those that need it the most.”

So for now, nothing from the region’s Golden Arches will be going down your throat; only up your nose.

For some, it won’t be much of a change:



Either way, in jolly ol’ England, you can’t get a Quarter Pounder on account of flattening the curve. At the time of this writing, the UK’s seen 148,377 cases and — tragically — 20,319 deaths.

As noted by the New York Post, among those infected have been Prince Charles and Prime Minister Boris Johnson — the latter of whom spent several days in intensive care.


Hopefully, soon everything will return to normal and people can go back to getting ill the old-fashioned way: eating crap.



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