The new map shows if your local McDonald’s ice cream machine is broken

The new map shows if your local McDonald's ice cream machine is broken

Rashik Sahid, 24, created a website with just 2,000 lines of code that includes a map that shows which ice cream machines are not working at tens of thousands of different McDonald’s restaurants across the US.

Developed by Sahid A few weekends this summer, after trying to order ice cream at a McDonald’s house in Berlin, Germany, the machine broke down.
This excuse has become a common refrain around the world Countless memos over the years. “Why did McDonald’s ice cream machine break down?” Constantly asking in places like Twitter.

“I created it as a joke because it is common knowledge that the machine will always crash,” Zahid told CNN. “So in the beginning I wanted to get to know myself.

He said Sahid’s site, which was built using Python and JavaScript, was working by disassembling McDonald’s Android application and adding an ice cream order to restaurants across the country. If the ice cream machine breaks down or sinks due to cleaning (which It’s a general excuse In the past), Zahid said, ice cream orders would be removed from McDonald’s app cart. When that happens, a red dot appears on’s website indicating that an ice cream is not available at that location.

Restaurant locations that do not offer ice cream may not have been updated recently due to a flood of web traffic to the site, Sahid said.

Since launching the project on Thursday afternoon, has collected more than 732,000 page views, said Sahid, a self-taught programmer.

Visitors to include David Tower, Vice President of McDonald’s US Communications and Government Relations.

“Only a true c mcdonald’s fan will go to this extent to help customers get our delicious ice cream! So, thank you! We know we have some opportunities to satisfy more customers regularly with sweet treats,” Tower said. Tweet Thursday evening In reference to

“McDonald’s is excited to translate customer passion into customer-passion solutions to make that experience more realistic,” CNN said in a statement.

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“We are committed to making desserts available from our dessert menu at all our restaurants, and regularly work with our franchisees and distributors to enhance and enhance the restaurant experience so that customers can enjoy McDonald’s food wherever they want,” the company said.

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