5 People You’ll Meet at McDonald’s After Midnight

Earlier this week, the McDonald’s cooperation released their quarterly reports that the time when these fast food establishments are the most hoppin’ is between the hours of midnight and 5 AM. Hilarious. We can gather that it’s probably a bunch of drunk people craving 20 piece chicken nugget meals (been there), but who else is trolling around Ronald McDonald’s house in the wee hours of the morning?

I’ve tried to come up with a list of people that you would be more than likely to run into if you yourself got a case of the McDonalds munchies and needed a Shamrock Shake! Almost time for those again!  Yipee!

Katie is finishing up her undergrad at North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. She enjoys wasting hours on Facebook and tweeting things no one cares about. When asked the question, “Do you do marathons?” She promptly responds, “Of course! Which show?” Follow her @KatieGarrity!



  1. Jackie says:

    You only have ONE homeless person and no one tries to help him get back on his feet? My city has a homeless population well past 1000 and we have programs for them. Only ONE and no one can be bothered to help the guy out? Buying the guy a hamburger doesn't really count.

    1. Ceener says:

      I'm pretty sure he didn't become homeless for no reason at all. It's not smart to get a homeless man money and send him off on his way either. I've seen countless homeless people buy alcohol and cigarettes with the money they received from very gracious people. So yes, in fact many people have given those in need food rather than cash. The programs that you mentioned are probably the best way to permanently bring them out of their condition.
      Although, it probably isn't true that there is exactly only one homeless man in any given city, one person's just not enough to start a city-wide program for. 1000 is a good number, and a GROUP of people with a POOL (as in 'a communal collection' not 'alot') of money are probably way more effective in poverty relief than Joe Bloggs taking the homeless man home, giving him a shower, a bowl of ravioli and maybe $200.
      If 'getting someone back on his/her feet' were as easy and risk-free as I described, wow.., there'd be no excuse for poverty, but it isn't. Plus, not everyone has to (or can) have the same side-job of poverty relief…

    2. Molly - UNL says:

      Honestly, I'd rather buy him food than give him money. I'm feeding him and if I give him money there's statistically a good chance he'll spend it on the very things that rendered him homeless in the first place.

  2. Samantha says:

    Nothing more tragic than the drunk girl crying alone in a McDonalds bathroom

  3. Rachel says:

    Or you're a newly-licensed high schooler from a small town where McDonald's is the only place for you to go at 12 am.

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