I am no health food nut by any stretch of the imagination, but at least my habits are healthy enough that I was not aware that this is apparently a common problem: Arriving to McDonald’s craving a McFlurry, only to find that the soft serve machine is broken. It’s common enough, apparently, for an app to be developed to combat this problem, called Ice Check.
Ice Check is an app that tells users where the nearest operational McDonald’s soft serve machine is located. As the app’s developer Raina McLeod told Buzzfeed:
“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.”
The works with GPS to locate your nearest machine, but depends on user input for its data, so don’t expect it to be an ironclad guard against disappointment. Still, better than nothing I suppose, as long as you politely disregard the fact that Dairy Queen Blizzards are way better.
Ice Check isn’t available yet for Android devices, but you can download the iOS version right here.