Oops – Burger King Handed Drive Through Customer $2,600

Many years ago, Burger King’s motto was “Have it Your Way.” Of course, back then there were limits on what “your way” meant but a New Hampshire woman tested that when her drive through meal was accidentally replaced by the restaurant’s deposit of $2,631.

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Janelle Jones ordered a sweet tea and a junior spicy chicken sandwich. Like most customers, after being handed the bag, she drove off. It wasn’t until she got home that she realized that the sandwich bag contained two bank deposit bags and a $100 bill.

She called her husband Matthew, and the couple mulled over the idea of keeping it, but their religion, which is Jehovah’s Witness, held them back. “Jehovah sees everything,” Matthew said.

Matthew Jones admitted, “We are not perfect human beings,” and said the couple had considered the possibility of keeping the money, adding they could have certainly used the cash. But he said he and his wife are Jehovah’s Witnesses, and that “Jehovah sees everything.”

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They returned the money about an hour later.

“One person said ‘they were going to get fired’ so it felt good knowing we helped them keep their jobs,” Janelle stated

in an email.

“A manager told me they would give me five free meals,” Janelle added. “The manager said he talked to the corporate office and they said to tell me ‘thank you.’”

Jones is far from the first person to find weird things in fast food bags.

In June of last year, a Maryland woman found a small bag of marijuana inside her Sonic bag. Her reaction wasn’t as positive as the Jones’, in fact, she worried that one of her children might eat the marijuana.

She called Sonic but didn’t return the found pot. Instead, she called the police. The employee responsible was fired. It’s still unclear what will happen to the employee responsible for giving Janelle Jones the restaurant’s bank deposit.