Man exposes bugs in McDonald’s app with $1.79 meal deal hack

In a viral video posted Oct. 29, TikToker Ryan Hufford (@ryanhufford6) shared a hack for getting a cheap meal at McDonald’s. The video has over 638,900 views.

“That’s the $1.79 meal at McDonald’s,” he says in the clip. “I’ll tell you how to get this.”

@ryanhufford6 #1.79valuemeal #mchacks ♬ Original sound – Ryan Hufford

Hufford’s receipt shows that he ordered a Happy Meal cheeseburger, upgraded it to a large drink, and added two patties. He claims that with 6,000 points in the McDonald’s app, you get a free Happy Meal, which is confirmed on the fast food chain’s website.

Since you’ve already changed your meal, Hufford says you won’t lose your points.

“That’s a McHack for you,” he concludes.

In the comments, users said that Hufford just came out.

“You revealed your secret. Now McDonald’s will fix this hack,” said one user.

“It’s not a hack, they just changed it and the employee was confused and confused,” commented another.

“Well, now that you’ve made this video, they’re going to fix it in a way that deducts the 6000 points,” said a third user.

According to some users who tried the hack, McDonald’s has since fixed the point mishap.

The Daily Dot contacted Hufford via Instagram direct message and McDonald’s via email.


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*Initial publication: November 10, 2022 2:59 pm CST

Lauren Castro

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