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McBroken: Comprehensive Database Of McDonalds Ice Cream Machines


When you pull up to McDonald’s and you have your whole heart set on an Oreo McFlurry - But they tell you that the ice cream machine is down. We have all experienced this heartbreaking feeling at least once in a McDonalds’ lifetime. However, a groundbreaking new website may spare you the devastation ahead of time.

Mcbroken.com tracks McDonald's restaurants to help you learn which ones have out-of-order machines. 24-year old software engineer Rashid Zahid saw this golden opportunity and created a comprehensive database. The website is extremely easy to navigate. Green dots indicate McDonald's restaurants with working machines, while red dots represent locations that are not working. It is updated regularly, with new alerts posted as recent as 10 minutes ago.

Rashiq Zahid interviewed with The Verge and explained the origins of the now famous Mcbroken website.

“I just made it for fun. But people were like ‘Wow, this is the best thing I’ve seen this entire week,'" Zahid told The Verge.

Apparently, Zahid had traveled to Germany and could not manage to get a sundae at two separate McDonalds locations. Even the ice cream machines in Europe have trouble operating. It is comforting to know that it is not just our faulty machines in America, and that it is an actual problem nationwide.

As far as McDonalds reaction to McBroken.com, David Tovar, vice president of communications and government relations at McDonald's seemed flattered.

Tovar tweeted: Only a true @McDonalds fan would go to these lengths to help customers get our delicious ice cream! So, thanks! We know we have some opportunities to consistently satisfy even more customers with sweet treats and we will.

Rashiq’s innovative new website was born out of boredom but is becoming a vital tool to millions of Ice cream loving Americans. Save yourself the hassle of going into a McDonalds and finding out the ice cream machine is broken, visit McBroken.com today.

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