Ice Check app lets you see if McDonald’s ice cream machine is working or not

  • Kelcie Willis, Cox Media Group National Content Desk
12:39 p.m Friday, Nov. 10, 2017 National/World News

One woman has developed an app that will prevent ice cream lovers from hearing “the ice cream machine is down” ever again.

Ice Check was created by Raina McLeod a year ago.

“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,” McLeod told BuzzFeed.

The user input-based app allows McFlurry cravers to check if their nearest McDonald’s has a working ice cream machine before making the trip for the treat.

According to the website for the app, it’s how customers can outsmart the machines.

By using the location-based app, users can see nearby McDonald’s restaurants. A gray icon means the machine is down. A pink icon means the machine is up and ready for ice cream making.

Should a customer show up and hear those dreaded six words, they can tap on the location and change the machine’s status to off.

The app also allows users to access deals, get directions and bookmark favorite locations.

So far, Ice Check is only available for Apple iOS devices.

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Raina McLeod has created an app called Ice Check to let people know if McDonald's ice cream machine is working or not. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
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