McDonald's horse woman fined

A woman has been fined for taking her horse into the Whitefield branch of McDonald's after staff refused to serve her at the drive-in.

Woman fined after taking horse into McDonald's

The horse left a mess on the floor of the Whitefield branch Credit: Twitter/@hollysinar

A woman has been fined after taking her horse into a McDonald's restaurant.

She was initially refused service while in the saddle in the drive-through lane of the branch in Whitefield on Saturday.

Horses outside the McDonald's branch Credit: Twitter/@hollysinar

She then led the animal inside, where it defecated on the floor, before police were called.

McDonald's respond to horse incident

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McDonald's issue a statement over Whitefield horse incident Credit: Twitter

"I can confirm that on 20th July a woman allowed her pony to enter our restaurant in Whitefield after being refused service in the drive-thru lane.

The incident caused distress to customers and disruption for the restaurant and the police issued the woman with a Fixed Penalty notice.

"The health safety of our customers and staff is our top priority and for this reason we are unable to serve pedestrians, bicycle riders or customers on horseback through the drive-thru."

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Woman fined after taking horse into McDonald's

A woman has been fined after taking her horse into a McDonald's restaurant.

She was initially refused service while in the saddle in the drive-through lane of the branch in Whitefield, Greater Manchester on Saturday.

She then led the animal inside, where it defecated on the floor, before police were called.

McDonald's staff refused to serve the woman or horse due to "company policy" Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

A statement posted on the Facebook page of Greater Manchester Police's Whitefield Division read: "The staff refused to serve the woman due to company policy. The woman then took the horse into the restaurant, who ended up doing his business on the floor.

"The sight and smell of this caused obvious distress and upset to customers trying to eat, as well as staff members.

"Officers arrived at the location and woman was issued a fixed penalty notice for causing alarm and distress to other customers and staff."