A Hermitage, TN couple left a McDonald’s drive-thru with a bag containing thousands of dollars instead of the breakfast they had ordered. According to Nashville’s NewsChannel 5, an employee working at the drive-thru unknowingly gave them the bag of money that was supposed to be deposited at the bank, mistaking it for a completed drive-thru order.
“My husband opened the bag and discovered the money inside,” said Stacye Terry. “He said, ‘You are not going to believe this.’ Sure enough, it was their bank deposit money.”
The Terrys said they often visit the McDonald’s on Lebanon Road in Hermitage and have never had anything like this happen before.
“This will never, ever happen again in our lifetime,” laughed Greg Terry.
The McDonald’s employee discovered the mistake quickly and was able to catch up with the Terrys at their home just minutes away. They immediately returned all the money without hesitation.
“The second that he said it was their deposit, my first thing was let’s get in the truck and take it back,” said Stacye Terry. “There is no other way to have it. I couldn’t live with myself.”
McDonalds Owner and Operator Phil Gray issued this statement in response to the Terry’s actions: “We are grateful for this customer and the action they took upon realizing our error. We are looking in to why this mistake happened, but what is most important to us is knowing that we are part a community with the values that were evidenced by this person’s actions.”
Both Greg and Stacye said they got a good laugh out of the experience and even posted some photos of the money on Facebook.
“We’ll be back. We’ll be back,” said Greg Terry. “But, next time I’m sure we’ll leave with our normal breakfast order.”