There's Now An App That Will Tell You When The McDonald's Ice Cream Machine is Broken & Nothing Hurts Anymore

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We’ve all heard it, six of the most heartbreaking words in the world: “The ice cream machine is broken.”

It seems like every McDonalds is always suffering from a broken ice cream machine, tragically separating you from your next McFlurry. Does a McDonalds with a working ice cream machine actually exist? And if it does, how on earth are you supposed to find it when there’s a McDonalds on every street corner?

Thankfully, Raina McLeod has been plagued by these same questions, and came up with a solution that you can download onto your phone. Appropriately named Ice Check, the app picks up your location and points you toward the nearest McDonalds. If the icon is pink, head there immediately, because that means the ice cream machine is up and running and there is a McFlurry in your future. If the icon is gray the ice cream machine is not working and you should avoid that location all together because you don’t need that negativity in your life.

Finally, if you show up to a McDonalds and they say the machine is broken you can click the location in the app and switch the status to off, therefore keeping others from making the same tragic mistake.

Creator Raina McLeod has suffered the same fate as many of us, leading her to create the app.

“I came up with the idea for the app around a year ago, after a late night Oreo McFlurry craving went unfulfilled due to the ice cream machine being down,” McLeod told BuzzFeed.

And thank god she felt that way. You can download Ice Check from the app store now. Go forth and live a McFlurry-filled life. 

About The Author

Meghan is a sophomore English major at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. She hopes to one day write a novel and is constantly on the search for her next cup of a coffee, a good book, and a dog that she can pet.