Disappointed fans threw McDonald’s after the app crashed this morning, which means that some couldn’t claim their free McMuffin.
The fast food chain offered the deal today only as part of a launch of special discounts and giveaways during January.
Customers had until 11 in the morning to request a free breakfast through its app.
But some hungry fans were unable to place the order after the app crashed by 10 am today.
The Downdetector outage website showed over 300 users who reported problems with the app in cities across the UK.
Angry customers took Twitter to share their outrage, with a customer who said it “ruined my Sunday morning.”
Another user said: “So much for the free McMuffin when the app doesn’t work, he waited 30 minutes in the restaurant for no more time to wait and order my food.”
While a third added: “@McDonaldsUK hoping to buy my free McMuffin this morning and your app isn’t working. Not great!”
McMuffins cost up to £ 2.49 at McDonald’s, so you would have made a tasty savings by getting the deal.
There was no need to purchase anything else on the menu to get the gift, but each deal could only be redeemed once per person.
A McDonald spokesman told The Sun, “We are sorry that some customers have struggled to access this offer this morning via the My McDonald app.
“The problem was the result of a huge increase in traffic in a short period of time just before 11 am and it resolved quickly, sorry for any disappointment caused.
“Today over 50,000 customers have enjoyed a free McMuffin and we are doing everything we can to prevent this from happening again with the daily offers available for the next three weeks.”
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