​Elderly Couple Have Visited McDonald’s Every Day For Decades

An elderly couple have been visiting their local McDonald's every day for the past 23 years and claim it is why they are in such good health.

Tom Jones and his wife Pauline believe that their daily visits to the fast-food restaurant have kept them slim and fit.

The couple walk 2.5 miles to their favourite McDonald's in Bath for their morning coffee and then a mid-morning snack.

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Pauline, 82, from Bath, said: "We walk 2.5 miles every day to get here.

"We pop in for a coffee at 8.30am and then go to look round the shops. At 10ish we come back for what we call a snack!

Tom, 83, added: "We come in here seven-days-a-week, every day.

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"Other than when we've been on holiday, we haven't missed a day in 23 years."

Whereas Tom likes to keep his food traditional with a Big Mac a day, Pauline mixes it up and chooses her meal depending on her mood, often switching between favourites chicken nuggets or BBQ chicken wrap.

Tom added that the common perception that too much of the restaurant's food can lead to people being overweight 'is wrong'.

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However, Tom also stressed that the couple try to include some exercise into their daily routine which also helps them stay slim and fit.

He said: "I just want to say that all this nonsense about McDonald's making you fat is rubbish. Look at us!"

The couple also explained that they enjoy their daily trip to the chain because of the friendliness of the staff and said that it feels like a 'second home'.

Pauline, said: "We like coming back here every single day because of the friendliness. The staff are always so helpful - we even feel like part of the building - part of the furniture.

"We always feel as though they know who we are and they're so kind.

"Mind you I always say thank you, and I think that goes a long way. It's like a second home to us."

Paul Pearson, who owns and operates the Southgate Street restaurant said the couple were the 'perfect symbols' of the difference McDonald's could make in a community.

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Bethany Gleave

Bethany Gleave is a Freelance Journalist at PRETTY52 and joined the team in 2018. She is a Multimedia Journalism graduate from the University of Salford, and started her career at a national press agency, writing breaking and trending news for the national newspapers.

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