Rashiq Zahid had a game-changing epiphany over the summer when he tried to order a McSundae through McDonald’s mobile app: He couldn’t add the item to his digital cart because it was unavailable. From there, the next step was inevitable. “I reverse engineered McDonald's internal API and I'm currently placing an order worth $18,752 every minute at every McDonald's in the US to figure out which locations have a broken ice cream machine,” he tweeted yesterday.
The resulting site—McBroken.com—displays every McDonald’s in the U.S. as either a green or red dot depending on whether the ice cream machine is working. Admittedly, people have tried to deal with this issue before, but McBroken appears to be the first site to publically offer up the data in essentially real time at every McDonald’s. - People
I'm pretty sure people have tried to solve this problem before. Built from frustration of just wanting some ice cream from their local McDonald's on the way home and devastated to find out that the machine is broken for the 18th time this week. Now you have the option to check thanks to this handy new map! It looks like it gets updated pretty frequently too, so I am definitely gonna be putting this to the test (I'm looking at you Lebanon Church Road Location)