A COUPLE were left stunned after accidentally being given a takeaway bag packed with thousands of dollars in cash at McDonald’s.
Greg and Stacye Terry were on a routine visit to their local McDonald’s when they made the surprise find.
The couple, from Tennessee, USA, ordered breakfast and were handed a bag of goods they thought was food.
Instead, they were given the restaurant’s taking, which were due to be cashed at the bank.
The considerate couple returned the cash once they found out it belonged to McDonalds.
Stacye told NewsChannel5: “My husband opened the bag and discovered the money inside.
“He said, ‘You are not going to believe this.’ Sure enough, it was their bank deposit money.”
Stacye said the second they discovered it was a deposit, her “first thing was let’s get in the truck and take it back”.
“There is no other way to have it. I could never live with myself,” she added.
A McDonald’s employee eventually met the couple and was handed over the cash.
The owner of the restaurant said: “We are grateful for this customer and the action they took upon realising our error.
“We are looking into why this mistake happened, but what is most important to us is knowing that we are part of a community with the values that were evidenced by this person’s actions.”
Meanwhile, a woman from Jackson, Georgia, was tempted to keep the cash she found in her KFC takeaway bag.
JoAnne Oliver was left gobsmacked when after picking up her lunch she discovered $543 in her chicken sandwich.
She was heading over to the drive-through of the local KFC during her lunch break before getting back to work.
After returning to the office to enjoy her meal, the grandmother was left stunned when she discovered a stack of cash under her sandwich.
Despite being in massive debt, she knew she couldn’t keep the money and alerted the authorities.
She told WSB-TV: “I started counting it and when I got to $500, I stopped and just put it back in the envelope, closed the envelope put the sandwich back the way I got it and just slid it to the side until the officer got here.”
JoAnne – whose fuel tank was nearly empty at the time – joked that she was tempted to go shopping.
She added: “For a second. We thought about going shopping. I said I should have kept a 20 because I’m sitting on E.
“If you don’t do the right thing it’s gonna come back on you.
“I mean It wasn’t mine. I didn’t need to keep it. I’ll get mine in the future.
“It’ll come back two-fold.”
Following an investigation, Jackson Police said the fast-food chain’s daily deposit had been placed in JoAnne’s bag by mistake.