"I reverse engineered McDonald's internal ordering API and I'm currently placing an order for a McSundae every minute at every McDonald's location in the US to figure out which ones have a broken ice cream machine."


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I knew without checking the results that San Francisco would be #1 πŸ˜†

@fribbledom Oh hey, all the close ones have working machines. Huh.

@fribbledom I'mma need to fork Mastodon so that I can have a server that lets me favorite this more than once

@fribbledom i was told that the mcdonalds ice cream machine doesnt actually break

it is just a pain in the ass to clean

some employees just claim it was broken so they wont have to clean it

@eichkat3r @fribbledom in the US their ice cream machines run a hot cycle regularly to re-pasteurize the milk and it's easier to say it's broken than to explain the real reason. Source:

@eichkat3r @fribbledom they usually say "is down" or "isn't working" where I'm at, and yeah it's like a multi-hour process apparently, and if you don't do it 100% it'll throw cryptic error messages and refuse to work, necessitating yet another rebuild. Very popular for the late shift to just "clean it" and leave it for the morning shift.

@fribbledom ohhh noooo it color-codes it and I can't tell the difference between working and broken

but hey, I can reverse-engineer this API and

Cool idea, by what's really mcbroken is this website's layout. It's impossible to view properly on Firefox for Android.

Well it looks and works fine now! It didn't when I posted. πŸ˜„

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