From the Mirror:
“Come on darling, we’re going for a hack-Donald’s – and I’d like my burger well-dung…
A woman and her daughter trotted into the drive-thru section of a fast food restaurant on horseback for a takeaway, but when staff refused to serve them the mum took her animal inside – where it had a poo on the floor as disgusted diners looked on.
Police were called and the woman was handed a fixed penalty notice for “causing alarm and distress” to customers.
Workers and visitors had looked on in amazement when the horse and pony first arrived at the McDonald’s in Whitefield, Greater Manchester.
But their astonishment turned to fury as the woman, who has not been identified, dragged her fully tacked-up beast into the restaurant and it left a smelly souvenir.
Greater Manchester Police said: “Staff had refused to serve the women due to company policy. The women then took the horse into the restaurant who ended up doing his business on the floor.
“The sight and smell of this caused obvious distress and upset to customers trying to eat, as well as staff members. Officers arrived at the location and woman was issued a fixed penalty notice.”
McDonald’s drive-thru staff are not allowed to serve riders in the saddle over fears the horse could be spooked by cars and bolt.
A spokeswoman said: “The incident caused distress and disruption.
The health and safety of customers and staff is our top priority. For this reason we are unable to serve pedestrians, bike riders or customers on horseback at the drive-thru.”
These riders canter know the rules…