You may have heard that Melbourne can be a bit of an expensive place to eat out, but this is ridiculous.
Three blokes who went to McDonald’s have just paid nearly $5 000 for their meals. And if that isn’t bad enough, 20 KFC meals recently cost a group of party-goers $26 000 for the privilege of beating the late-night munchies.
Big Macs with caviar and a bottle of Dom Perignon? KFC cooked by a chef from a very posh Michelin 3-star restaurant?
An uncontrollable fast-food urge is not a valid reason
Not quite. It turns out that the super-expensive takeaways were the result of breaking Melbourne’s tough lockdown regulations, which deem that even an irrepressible craving for a Macca and French fries is not a good enough reason to be out and about.
The trio of Macca munchers was nabbed by Victoria Police on Monday. According to News.com.au, it was found that they all lived at different addresses, but told officers they’d been “hanging out at someone’s house and were going to McDonald’s to get food”.
They were fined $1 652 each for being out and about without a valid reason, meaning their craving cost them a total of just under $5 000.
Craving for a KFC costs group a cool $26 000
Earlier in July, two people who headed out at 1:30am to pick up 20 KFC meals to take back to 16 party-goers at a birthday bash found themselves in a similar spot of bother. In all, the fines for the group totalled $26 000
Under the current lockdown rules, everyone in Melbourne and adjacent Mitchell’s Shire must stay home unless shopping for food and essential goods or services; to provide care for others; to exercise; or to work or study if it can’t be done from home.
The would-be lawyers among you may wish to argue that a Big Mac or a KFC meal is ‘food’ and is ‘essential’. But that’s a debate for another time,