The idea of a play area in a fast food restaurant, like McDonald’s PlayPlace, is something that’s good in theory, but it’s ultimately a bad idea. Kids tend to want to go to the fast food chain as much as overworked adults that don’t have time to cook meals at home. Of course, their attention span isn’t the greatest, and it would be nice to still have a quiet meal with a significant other while they play somewhere else. However, after hearing these stories from Reddit users, both employees and customers, you’ll probably never want to take your kid near the play areas again.
Let this be a lesson: McDonald’s doesn’t babysit. “G8kpr” got a lesson in that when their boss talked about a lady who would leave their kids at 7:00 PM and come back to get them a few hours later. When they went missing, she complained to the store manager.
Sometimes the PlayPlace isn’t just for kids. “PattyBouvier44” remembers a time when she was closing the store and noticed smoke coming from the playroom. “I was quite surprised to find 4 older men smoking pot and cigarettes sliding and giggling.”