McDonald’s fan reveals why he order large fries in a cup

A McDonald’s drive-thru customer has stunned TikTok viewers after making a very unusual request to staff.

In the post shared online, @hellthyjunkfood uploaded a video showing a man ordering some fries, but asked for them in a large cup instead of the classic cardboard carton.

Clearly bemused by the odd appeal, intrigued staff gathered at the hand-over window to see why a customer would ask for such a thing.

The driver then took his cup of fries and placed it in his car’s cup holder, allowing him to snack away while driving.

In the video, which has now been watched 6.2 million times, the customer can be heard saying to staff: “It’s a good idea, right? You just go like that and put it right in the cup holder.”

Many TikTok viewers were so impressed by the man’s bold move, some went so far as to label it ‘genius’, with many questioning why they hadn’t thought of doing the same.

One TikTok user said: “How in my 30 years on this Earth eating fast food have I never tried this?”

Another added: “See, this is why I love ya ’cause I never would have thought to do that until this video.”

While a third kept it simple, posting: “This is genius, needs to be a thing.”

The video brought back fond memories for one user, who said: “McDonald’s used to sell this. It was called a bucket of fries. This was late 90s to early 2000s. My sister and I would share it.”

However, some users were less than impressed by the stunt, with one saying “my anxiety would never allow (this). The whole store comes to see the spectacle.”

Others questioned how safe it was to ‘snack ‘n’ drive’.

A fair few in the comments had tried to replicate the idea of asking for a cup of fries at McDonald’s, only to be told ‘no’.