Many of McDonald’s customers are excited about the announcement however, many organizations are outraged about the announcement. Jack Petteroni, a spokesperson for AA (Alcoholics Anonymous) stated that alcohol should not be available for consumption at any drive-thru restaurant.
Brittany Schultz, a sophomore at NYU disagrees with AA and believes McDonald’s is doing an incredible public service. “I think McDonald’s is genius for serving alcohol at night. Many liquor stores are closed at these hours and some people don’t like the bar vibe. This will be very convenient for many and I think that it would be great to run to McDonald’s on a late night for a quick drink or two. I’ve always loved McDonald’s and with the introduction of the McBrew, I’m definitely Lovin’ It.”
McDonald’s has indicated that all employees serving the drive-thru between midnight and 3:00 AM will be 21 years and older and must not have any alcohol related criminal offenses. Furthermore, all customers requesting an alcoholic beverage must purchase an edible menu item and present valid identification which will be scanned and checked thoroughly.