Horror picture shows worms in McDonald's drinks machine 8 months ago

Horror picture shows worms in McDonald's drinks machine

Not such a happy meal!

A video showing a soft-drink machine at a McDonald's restaurant in London has caused quite a stir - because it shows worms in the drain.

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The video was posted on TikTok earlier this week by a user named @mcoldkentroad, who claimed to be an employee at the restaurant, and went viral before being removed. However, parts of it are continuing to circulate.

The video suggested the worms were maggots but a spokesperson for McDonald's later clarified they were earthworms.

As first reported by MyLondon, McDonald's said they immediately closed the drinks station, and a deep clean was carried out.

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A spokesperson told JOE: "We take cleanliness and hygiene extremely seriously. Unfortunately, a number of weeks ago we were made aware of an issue in the drain serving the drinks station at our Old Kent Road restaurant.

"We immediately closed the drinks station and our hygiene team identified the cause of the issue which was fixed before a deep clean was carried out.

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"The area was inspected by external specialists and no drinks were served to customers until we were sure that the issue was fully resolved.”

McDonald's added that specialists confirmed it was an "isolated incident, not an infestation".

The initial video clocked up over 400,000 views and prompted disgust from some TikTok users.

One said they eat at the restaurant "at least once a week" to which @McOldKentRoad replied "don't".

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In a stitch of the video, another TikTok user said they had been "put off now", while someone else simply wrote: "No thanks".

Another joked: "Old Kent McDonald's tastes the best anyways."