McDonald’s area supervisor Vaughan Warren and Nelson store manager Matthew Hall. Photo: Andrew Board.

McDonald’s after drive thru record

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McDonald’s Nelson is hoping a new drive thru record will see the store win a national competition for its speed.

The store has a record of 84 cars going through it in one hour, set at least ten years ago over the Christmas period. If it can beat that it will likely jump ahead of a New Plymouth store and claim a national competition for drive thru performance, which ends on February 10.

The current record is also the regional record, including stores in Tahuna, Richmond and Motueka.

To encourage people to use the drive thru between 12noon and 2pm this Thursday, McDonald’s Nelson is doing a $2 Big Mac deal, with a limit of two per car. It is also giving away a Big Mac voucher to every car that uses the drive thru, no matter what the purchase is.

“It could be a mayonnaise packet or a $20 lunch box, each car will get a Big Mac voucher to use on another day,” says store manager Matthew Hall.

In the national drive thru competition the Nelson store is eight points behind New Plymouth, based on the speed of its drive thru compared to last year. Each store is competing against its times from last year and if Nelson breaks its drive thru record it will earn 20 points, giving it an almost unassailable lead.

Area supervisor Vaughan Warren says the staff are excited about the challenge and with the deals they’re offering they hope to get a really good response from the public. “We ready to go and looking forward to showing how quick and efficient we are.”