Different type of drive-through
TRAFFIC stopped and heads turned when Lex Clark steered his horses and carriage through the McDonald’s drive-though window at New Norfolk.
Mr Clark’s stop for an ice cream with his shire horses, Sparky and Max, who lined up behind cars, was just a normal day out.
It was not the first time the Wayatinah resident and his horses made a visit.
“People often say how good it is seeing us trot through — everybody waves and says hi,” he said.
“The feedback is really positive and many onlookers say it’s not something they see every day.
“I don’t think anyone saw me enter the drive-through on my first visit, but on the way out there were around a dozen people standing there taking photos.”
A McDonald’s New Norfolk shift manager said staff and customers loved seeing Mr Clark and his horses pass through the lane.
“Everyone loves seeing them come by,” the manager said. “We’ve never had anyone express concerns about it and I don’t think we’re ever going to turn them away.”
Mr Clark said Max and Sparky were not usually lucky enough to score a taste of his order, but after a long ride the pair earned an ice cream cone each.