McDonald's shuts down 3,000-strong unofficial party

29 June 2017 by
McDonald's shuts down 3,000-strong unofficial party

A McDonald's restaurant in Dalston, London, has pulled the plug on an unofficial party that almost 3,000 people were due to attend.

The party was organised by Party promoters Turn It Up London in celebration of the restaurant's new 20-cover roof terrace.

The Facebook event page, which was set up on 21 June, said: "Dalston Mcdonalds now have an outdoor roof terrace. Bring nuggets. Limited seating available." The party was planned for July 7 to run from 3pm - 12am.

However the invitation has now been cancelled after the fast food chain expressed safety concerns.

A spokeswoman for McDonald's said: "We're usually more than happy to host a party, however they tend to be for our Happy Meal customers and involve face painting and character visits! Our outside terrace in Dalston is a small seating area designed for up to 20 customers to eat and enjoy their food with friends and family.

"We're sorry to disappoint those who were planning to attend but we don't have a licence for such an event, and for obvious safety reasons, Turn It Up has kindly agreed to cancel their unofficial party."

In its most recent post, Turn It Up wrote: "Ok so Maccers have emailed us and they're pretty pd off. They're even suggesting to stop serving nuggets on that date which ruins the ENTIRE PLAN.

"So we gotta pull the plug on this people."

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