Food & Wine
Toddler orders $130 worth of McDonald's cheeseburgers
A DoorDash driver handed one very confused mum 31 cheeseburgers and thanked her for leaving a generous tip.
When Kelsey Burkhalter Golden checked her phone she realised her toddler Garrett had been “playing” on her phone, logging the large order.
"He was really just flicking it around and making like roller coaster moves with his arms and fingers," she said. "I thought he was just looking at his reflection and carrying the phone around and about 30 minutes later, I got a text from the DoorDash company that was like, 'Hey, it's gonna take a little bit longer than usual to take your order.'"
When the doorbell rang and Golden saw the size of the order, she was shocked.
"So I go and open the door and there's this girl standing there and she's like, 'Your 31 cheeseburgers?'" Golden laughed. "I just stared at her awkwardly for like 15 seconds but then I just took them, like, 'Oh, thank you!'"
"And she was like, 'Thank you for the tip!'."
The cost of the cheeseburgers came to $US61.58, but with a $16 tip and app fees, the total came to $91.70 ($AU131.85).
"He actually doesn't even like cheeseburgers. He ate half of one," the mum said. "We had about 30 and a half cheeseburgers on our hands."
Trying to find a solution, Kelsey posted in a neighborhood Facebook group that she had "31 free cheeseburgers from McDonald's if anyone is interested. Apparently my 2 yr old knows how to order DoorDash," accompanied by a hilarious picture of Garrett sitting next to the stacked cheeseburgers with a smug smile on his face.
The majority was taken by a large local family, as well as other neighbours.
"It was an innocent thing. He was just playing with my phone," she said.
"I don't strive too much for perfection. My kids are really super happy and that's what matters."