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Meet the 24-year-old who’s tracking every broken McDonald’s ice-cream machine in the US

The Verge Friday, 23 October 2020
Meet the 24-year-old who’s tracking every broken McDonald’s ice-cream machine in the USPhoto by Romy Arroyo Fernandez/NurPhoto via Getty Images

We’ve all been there. You’re craving a McFlurry, or a Shamrock Shake. You drive to McDonald’s, excited to fill yourself up with cold and sugary goodness. But when you finally make it to the counter, you hear those dreaded, devastating words: “The ice cream machine is broken.”

A few hours ago, a 24-year-old software engineer launched McBroken, a website that aims to end such incidents once and for all. The site displays a map of every McDonald’s location in the US, denoted by clusters of dots. Locations with a working ice-cream machine get a green dot; locations without one, a red dot. A column on the right compiles statistics — currently, 7.54 percent of McDonald’s ice-cream machines in the US are broken, as are 15.22 percent of those...
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