A man has been praised for sharing a ‘genius’ McDonald’s cheeseburger hack - but not everyone is convinced it works.
Josh Garlepp, who uses the TikTok username @joshgarlepp, posted the video of himself in the drive-thru of one of the fast food chain’s Australian locations on Sunday.
The footage has racked up more than 94,000 views in just 24 hours.
After pulling up to order, Mr Garlepp asks an employee if he can have a hamburger with cheese.
“I’m not allowed to do that,” the McDonald’s worker says.
The persistent customer then asks if he can have the cheese on the side instead, to which the staffer agrees.
After picking up his order, Mr Garlepp simply places the side of cheese onto his hamburger, creating a cheeseburger for $1.80 instead of the standard $3.55.
“I’m not a hero, so stop bloody saying it,” Mr Garlepp said in the video’s caption on TikTok.
“Genius,” one viewer praised him.
While some declared the video a “masterpiece” and “outstanding”, other TikTok users who work at McDonald’s were quick to point out most staffers don’t normally let this to happen.
“I worked at Maccas for four years and we weren’t even allowed to give them cheese on the side if they tried this,” one person said.
Another former McDonald’s employee said a customer once abused them and then asked for a hamburger with cheese on the side, so they microwaved the cheese before giving it to them.
Someone else in the comments just suggested ordering a hamburger and bringing your own cheese.
Yahoo News Australia has reached out to McDonald’s for comment.
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