Mum makes brilliant ‘Mumdonalds’ Happy Meal boxes for her kids in self-isolation & others are keen to nick the idea

STUCK in isolation and your kids are desperate for a McDonald’s?

A savvy mum has come up with a creative solution to the fast food chain being shut, by creating her own Mumdonald’s Happy Meals during the lockdown. 

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The mum revealed how she made colourful boxes in pink and orange to resemble the Happy Meal containers. 

She also went the extra mile and replicated the white chip bags, and placed the famous “golden arches” M letter on the front of her packaging. 

The image was shared on the Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK, and has racked up hundreds of likes. 

Many parents said it was a great idea for their kids isolating at home and could be an opportunity to make a healthier option of the McDonald's meals too. 

One wrote: “mumdonalds!! That’s amazing! I shall have to try make something like this.”

Another said the idea was perfect for their child’s birthday, which is to take place in lockdown. 

And one commented: “these are a great idea.”

Over a week ago, McDonald’s announced it would be closing all 1,350 stores in the UK and Ireland.

PM Boris Johnson ordered all pubs, restaurants and cafes to close in a bid to stop the spread of coronavirus.


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Most major retail chains have now shut their doors over the escalating coronavirus pandemic.

On March 22, McDonald's followed suit with a statement issued by Paul Pomroy, Chief Executive Officer of McDonald’s UK & Ireland, confirming the closures.

Mr Pomroy said: "Over the last 24 hours, it has become clear that maintaining safe social distancing whilst operating busy takeaway and Drive Thru restaurants is increasingly difficult and therefore we have taken the decision to close every restaurant in the UK and Ireland by 7pm on Monday 23rd March at the latest."

We shared how McDonald’s wants fans to choose which burgers are back on the menu when it reopens.

The food giant gave away left over stock to food banks and charities in the days after the shut down to help reduce food waste.

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