Americans are losing their minds over this insane new rule at fast food restaurants

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Hungry for a quick bite?

Better make sure you’re ready to deal with one major crackdown.

And now Americans are losing their minds over this insane new rule at fast food restaurants.

In a recent Reddit post that sent shockwaves through the internet, one user shared a jaw-dropping discovery: fast food outlets are imposing strict 30-minute “eat and run” policies. 

The post, accompanied by a photo of an ominous sign at an undisclosed location, warned patrons to scarf down their grub within the allotted time or face the consequences.

“The management must enforce these rules,” the sign ominously declared. “Your cooperation is appreciated.”

But why the rush? 

While the reasons remain unclear, Redditors were quick to chime in with their own theories. 

Many pointed fingers at vagrants, citing similar policies at their local fast food spots aimed at deterring loiterers.

“Yeah, there are 30-minute limits here in Denver at McDonald’s,” one commenter revealed.

Others recounted horror stories of homeless individuals turning fast food joints into makeshift shelters, prompting management to take action.

“In Baltimore City, they did not want homeless people living in restrooms, or even showering in them,” one commenter lamented.

But it’s not just the homeless causing headaches. 

Some blamed “teenagers” and freeloaders who exploit the dollar menu to turn fast food joints into all-day hangouts.

“Probably aimed at the person who orders one thing off the $3 dollar menu, and then proceeds to stay for 4 hours,” one user speculated.

The crackdown on dining time isn’t limited to fast food outlets alone. 

Last year, restaurants in New York City faced backlash for imposing 90-minute time limits on diners, citing space and staffing shortages following the pandemic.

And it’s not just customers feeling the heat. 

A decade ago, a group of Korean elders found themselves in hot water after defying a 20-minute eating window at a McDonald’s outlet in Flushing, Queens. 

The fry squatters, who lingered for hours after splitting a packet of fries and medium coffees, prompted the outlet’s manager to call the cops, leaving customers demanding refunds due to the lack of seating.

As fast food outlets tighten the reins on dining time, Americans are left with a bitter taste in their mouths. 

US Political Daily will keep you updated on any developments to this ongoing story.