McMadness predicted as McDonalds open all drive-thru’s from June 4th


McDonald’s has announced that all of its UK drive-thrus will begin opening from Thursday 4th June, after a two month hiatus and a new study has revealed the ones you should avoid if you don’t want to queue.

Using new DVLA data detailing car registrations across the UK and data from the McDonald’s store checker, Marmalade, a leading provider of insurance and cars for young drivers, was able to predict the busiest drive-thrus calculating the amount of cars with the potential to visit UK drive-thrus.

Set to experience the biggest ‘McFlurry’ is Dorchester in Dorset – expected to be inundated with people hungry for a Big Mac, with 123,909 vehicles that could turn up to its drive-thru in the Dorchester (DT) postal area.

Followed closely behind is Slough with 106,310 vehicles potentially flocking to the drive-thrus windows, with Hereford in third.

Commenting on the figures, CEO, Crispin Moger from Marmalade which conducted the research, said: “While we have all missed the wonders of the golden arches, there is a real risk in rushing out to a drive-thru when they reopen. If you are in one of the areas that our study has predicted as being busy then I would recommend holding off and avoiding the rush, particularly if you are a new or learner driver, as we’ve all seen the chaos from other fast food chains opening across social media.

“It is likely that the chance of an accident is increased as people may behave more erratically and rush to get there first, not to mention patience wearing thin in a queue. But, if you do decide you can’t resist – remember the rules of the road still apply – so avoid blocking roads and roundabouts while queuing, don’t be tempted to use your phone while waiting and dispose of the rubbish responsibly.”

However it isn’t all doom and gloom, your luck is in if you live in East Central London, with just 6,477 vehicles to compete with at your nearest drive-thru.

While the residents up north in Sunderland will be pleased to take the top spot of quietest drive-thrus outside of London, with 16,785 vehicles to compete with at each location.

The full top 20 locations predicted to be the busiest and quietest over the next few weeks, as well as the full list can be found here.