Melbourne McDonald's closes dining room due to teens' 'feral' behaviour

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A Melbourne McDonald's was forced to close its dining room last week due to unruly school children wreaking havoc and being aggressive towards staff.

Last week the Point Cook McDonald's on Jamieson Way was shut between 3pm and 5.30pm on school days.

The reasoning behind the closure, which saw only the drive-thru operational during those hours, was explained in a sign.

Pictured is Point Cook McDonald's in Victoria.
Point Cook McDonald's was forced to close the dining area last week from Monday to Friday due to abusive school students. Source: Google Maps

"Due to the actions of some school kids from the surrounding secondary schools who are vaping in our restaurant, vandalising our property and displaying aggressive & threatening behaviour towards our staff, we have had to close our dining room from the afternoon onwards and we will only be trading via drive-thru," the sign reads.

"Sorry for any inconvenience."

People shared their experiences at the restaurant when a picture of the sign was shared on Facebook by Wyndham TV.

"I went there the other day and witnessed behaviour of some kids in the dining area," one person said.

"It was absolutely atrocious disgusting and appalling! Like feral animals and No respect for anyone."

One person suggested contacting the schools if uniforms could be identified, someone else suggested hiring security guards for the restaurant.

Pictured is the sign at McDonald's which says: Due to the actions of some school kids from the surrounding Secondary Schools who are vaping in our restaurant, vandalising our property and displaying aggressive & threatening behaviour towards our staff, we have had to close our dining room from the afternoon onwards and we will be only be trading via drive-thru
A sign explained students were vandalising property at McDonald's and abusing staff. Source: Wyndham TV

In a statement to Yahoo News Australia, a McDonald's spokesperson confirmed the dining room was closed last week from Monday to Friday.

“We can confirm our Point Cook dining room was closed between 3:00 pm and 5:30 pm Monday - Friday last week to restrict loitering and anti-social behaviour in our restaurant," a spokesperson said.

"Drive-thru and delivery remained open during these times.

"These measures were taken to protect the safety of our customers and crew, which is our top priority. We have reported this behaviour to the police.”

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