Bike bar to a Big Mac

PUBLISHED: 13:47 31 August 2006 | UPDATED: 10:48 06 May 2010

Martin Hawkins on the tricycle which was turned away from a drive-through

Martin Hawkins on the tricycle which was turned away from a drive-through

HUNGRY Martin Hawkins got a Big No instead of a Big Mac when he went to a fast food restaurant. The disabled man was turned away from the drive-through because the tricycle he uses to help him get about does not meet the company s policy. When Mr Hawkins

HUNGRY Martin Hawkins got a Big No instead of a Big Mac when he went to a fast food restaurant.

The disabled man was turned away from the drive-through because the tricycle he uses to help him get about does not meet the company's policy.

When Mr Hawkins, 47, of Woolners Way, Stevenage, fancied a meal he decided to try and take his tricycle through the McDonald's drive-through on Stevenage Leisure Park but was refused service.

Mr Hawkins said: "I asked for an explanation. I was told, due to company policy, non-powered vehicles are not served due to insurance. I find this outrageous as my tricycle is a road legal vehicle.

"I am a less able-bodied person and have balance problems when walking therefore I am unable to walk into the restaurant.

"On the other hand Burger King does let me use their drive-through. I find it so pathetic that it is funny. It is daft. They say it is company policy - so why don't they change their policy?"

When The Comet contacted McDonald's in Stevenage a manager said: "No comment."

Mr Hawkins has written to formally complain to McDonald's.


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