The broken ice cream machine at McDonald’s is a shared experience and while maybe the lamest of all first world problems there is nothing worse than waiting for a cone or McFlurry and finding out the machine is broken – again. McBroken in the answer.
This site will tell you whether or not the ice cream machine is working and maps the data so you can figure out the closest working machine to you. While the issue is likely caught somewhere between the cleaning the machines require and the “right to repair” it is a frustration that needed an elegant solution like this. How does it work? There aren’t a lot of details but this tweet from the creator might be the most information we get.
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 https://t.co/2KsRwAdrMd
— rashiq (@rashiq) October 22, 2020