McDonald’s accidentally hands out money at drive-thru

Posted on: 9:51 am, December 9, 2013, by

HERMITAGE, Tenn. — A Tennessee couple “cashed in” big at their local McDonald’s when they opened their to-go bag and found thousands of dollars.

Greg and Stacye Terry found three clear bags filled with dollar bills and change after a routine trip through McDonald’s drive-thru.

“My husband opened the bag and discovered there was money inside and said you’re not going to believe this,” Stacye Terry said.

An employee at the McDonald’s discovered the mistake quickly and was able to catch up with the couple. The Terrys immediately returned all the cash.

“The second that he said it was their deposit, my first thing was get in the truck let’s take it back. There is no other way to have it, I couldn’t live with myself with that,” Greg Terry said.

The couple said after this experience, they can’t wait to see what happens during their next trip through the drive-thru.

“We are grateful for this customer and the action they took upon realizing our error,” McDonald’s said in a statement. “We are looking into why this mistake happened, but what is most important to us is knowing that we are part of a community with the values that were evidenced by this person’s actions.”

CNN contributed to this report.


  • Fran Walters says:

    The blue owl in kemswick, mo did that to me when I had
    A delivery made! I got a bagful of money and receipts fir
    A deposit! wowee went my eyes! I called them a few times since no one
    Would answer sn after hours call and then later that night they came back and got it, and
    I got a ‘thank you’ Wow was all I could say after that!

  • Fran Walters says:

    Pls pardon all typos !

  • Gloria says:

    Should of gotten McDonalds for a year……come on McDonalds your error could have cost you big. What’s a year of free food for 2 really gonna cost you. Certainly no more than you could have lost that day!

  • Vickey Saal says:

    McDonalds should reward them in some way…not too many honest people in this world…

  • Bj says:

    You don’t see that everyday…… With people being honest! McDonalds
    You should be ashamed of yourself. These people saved your butt!
    You should reaward them in some way. Give them free meals or some
    Cash. It sure isn’t going to hurt your company, with all the millions
    You make. Makes me not to go there.

  • kenny says:

    Most McDonalds are franchisees and not actuallyed owned by the corporation, so they reward would be up to the owners of that particular store.

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