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Couple Gets Cash Instead Of Breakfast At Fast-Food Restaurant

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File photo of a McDonald's restaurant.  (credit:  Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of a McDonald’s restaurant. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CBS Atlanta/AP) — A suburban Nashville couple got more than they expected in their to-go order in a McDonald’s drive-thru: A bag of cold cash.

WTVF-TV reports thousands of dollars in cash packaged for a bank deposit had been placed in a paper to-go bag near the drive-thru orders on Tuesday morning. An employee mistakenly passed the bag to Greg and Stacye Terry who had just been looking for breakfast.

The employee realized the mistake almost immediately and followed the Terrys to their home a short distance away.

Meanwhile, the couple was ready for breakfast.

“My husband opened the bag and discovered the money inside,” Stacye Terry said. “He said, ‘You are not going to believe this.’ Sure enough, it was their bank deposit money.

The Terry’s said they visit the McDonalds’s often and nothing like this has ever happened before. “This will never, ever happen again in our lifetime,” Greg Terry laughed as he spoke to the station.

As soon as the employee realized the mistake, he was able to catch up with the Terry’s.

“The second that he said it was their deposit, my first thing was let’s get in the truck and take it back,” Stacye Terry told the station. “There is no other way to have it. I couldn’t live with myself.”

They said they had a good laugh and even took photos of the cash before returning it to the employee. They posted a picture to Facebook of the wads of bills in plastic bags with what look like yellow deposit slips.

McDonald’s owner and operator Phil Gray issued a statement: “We are grateful for this customer and the action they took upon realizing 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.”

Greg Terry will order his breakfast from McDonald’s again. “We’ll be back. We’ll be back,” Greg Terry told the statin. “But, next time I’m sure we’ll leave with our normal breakfast order.”

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