Tech Check: New App Tells You When McDonald’s Ice Cream Machines Are Broken

The annoyance of being so hype, hitting a McDonalds drive thru, ordering your favorite McFlurry only to be told the ice cream is machine is broken, may finally be over!

After years of complaining online that the machines are too frequently out of service, there is now an app that claims to tell you whether or not you’ll be able to satisfy your ice cream cravings before you hit up your local Mickey D’s.

The app is Ice Check — which is  only available for Apple iOS right now — allows users to search for their nearest McDonald’s and then shows them the status of its ice cream machine in real-time. And if you happen to be the unlucky customer who discovers a machine is down, you can save your fellow McD’s lovers some trouble by marking the location as “off.”

“I came up with the idea for the app around a year ago, after a late night Oreo McFlurry craving went unfulfilled due to the ice cream machine being down,” Raina McLeod, the app’s creator, told BuzzFeed.

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