In actual fact, she customised to the extent that she took out all the things that make up a burger, leaving her with only the ketchup.
So, before we all get too judgemental, we’ve all done something this dumb when we’re hungover, haven’t we?
However, we can usually rely on our significant other not to plaster it all over the internet. That’s not something that Katie Poole could count on.
The employees at the McDonald’s restaurant in Toronto, Canada, must have had a bit of a giggle when the hamburger order came through, with requests for no bun, no patty, no mustard, no onions and no pickles.
Often when you’re hungover, you just want something bland to fill up your stomach, but this is ridiculous.
Katie’s husband Jody obviously found the whole thing hilarious when she eventually received just two packets of ketchup instead of the burger.
He shared the results on Instagram, writing: “So we had a few drinks last night – Katie decides a McDonald’s hamburger will cure her hangover.
“Now Katie is the type of person who will make modifications to a classic – ‘no pickles, no onions’ etc. So this is what she ordered: ‘no pickles, no onions, no mustard, no bun, no patty.’
“They literally sent us 2 ketchup packets!!!!”
For her part, Katie could obviously see the funny side of it eventually. She simply commented using the hashtag #whoops.
Anyway, let’s cut her a bit of slack, shall we? Being hungover is hard enough, but imagine being hungover and then finding out that the burger that was going to sort you out isn’t coming, and being presented with two sachets of ketchup.
At least let’s hope that the food receipt was kept in this instance because – it turns out – here’s a really useful tip.
As you are probably aware, the receipts for McDonald’s usually have some sort of discount on the back of it, making hanging onto them worth your while.
In the Facebook group ‘Extreme Couponing and Bargains’ one spendthrift Maccies fan wrote: “MCDONALD’S HACK. Don’t throw your receipt and use it for the discount. I always keep Mcd receipts in my wallet for use it in the future.”
“Doing the survey doesn’t take more than 2 mins.
“£1.99 for Big Mac + medium Fries (yes you have option to change the burger). Sometimes I change it to Quarter Pounder. Big Mac + Fries without receipt= £3.09 + 1.19 = £4.28. With receipt = £1.99 You save £2.29
“If you and your partner use same hack (yes you need 2 receipts on separate orders) you can save £2.29 x 2 = £4.58. Enjoy!!”
Knowledge is power folks. Just don’t customise that burger out of existence.