Desperate McDonald's fans were caught on video waiting in queues stretching all the way back to a roundabout after the burger chain announced it would be closing its doors for the foreseeable future.
The coronavirus outbreak initially saw the fast-food giant keep its drive-thru takeaway service, but it made the bombshell announcement that it would shut all its 1,350 restaurants yesterday.
It is now no longer possible to order a Mcdonald's takeaway, even on Uber Eats app.
Last orders were set for 7pm – which saw a mad dash of Brits rush to the drive-thrus in a panic to get their very last Big Mac and Happy Meals of the COVID-19 pandemic.
In this video, recorded in an industrial estate in Fratton, Portsmouth, dozens of cars are seen queuing up outside a McDonald's drive-thru restaurant.
Sascha Bilishisky, who is recording the crazy scene from a flat, says: “And this is what happens when they announce that McDonald’s is open for the last time in the next three months or however one it will be.”
He zooms out and shows a grid-locked queue of cars down the road more than 20 vehicles long, with the trial snaking out of the car park and all the way down to a roundabout at the next junction.
Meanwhile, people who missed out on getting their final Maccies fix spoke of their pain on Twitter.
Posting a crying emoji, a fan wrote: "Can't believe McDonald’s is shut until this coronavirus dies down."
"Never thought I’d see the day where McDonald's shut down for the foreseeable future tbh like that's crazy," commented another person.
A third heartbroken person said: "I’m so sad our McDonald's have shut down completely."
Possibly being a bit dramatic, a chicken-lover wrote: "Both Nandos and Mcdonalds are shut now sadly. Might as well be dead already."
It is not just McDonald's who have been forced to close stores during the pandemic. Prime Minister Boris Johnson instructed all non-essential shops to close yesterday.
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