In the wee hours of the morning, many McDonald’s drive-thrus are undoubtedly crammed with drunk people looking to get their junk food fix after a night on the town.

Needless to say, that’s not very safe for everyone else on the road.

But last month, one McDonald’s restaurant in the U.K. came up with a brilliant solution — adding a temporary “walk-thru” lane for people leaving a nearby nightclub.

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From 2:30 a.m. to 4 a.m. on Sundays, the McDonald’s in Llandudno, Wales, shut down its drive-thru lane to cars and turned it into a “walk-thru.” The first night went “extremely well,” prompting the restaurant to make it a weekly feature, according to The Sun.

However, per the Daily Post, the walk-thru was only in operation while the McDonald’s pursued a 24-hour license for its main restaurant. That license has since been granted, meaning the walk-thru lane is already a thing of the past.

“There were temporary measures in place allowing customers to purchase food from the drive-thru on foot,” a McDonald’s spokeswoman told the Daily Post. “This restaurant’s licence has now been amended and will operate 24/7 both in store and drive thru.”

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No other McDonald’s locations have plans to adopt the walk-thru idea. (But we think they should!)

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Your drunken dreams are coming true — one McDonald’s debuted a “walk-thru” lane
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