Many establishments & offices operate in a way that makes the use of smartphones almost compulsory.  A McDonald's outlet in the UK reportedly turned away a 65-year-old man for not having a smartphone to 'check-in' with.

For this reason, the outlet has come under heavy criticism. The man's daughter had taken him to the restaurant for a treat. But, they couldn't have the meal as the man wasn't allowed in without scanning the QR code at the entrance.

        

65-year-old man gets turned away from McDonald's for not having a smartphone for 'check-in'

WHAT?

A McDonald's outlet in the UK reportedly turned away a 65-year-old man for not having a smartphone to 'check-in' with.

HOW?

Vicky Wakelam had taken her father Colin to the restaurant for a McMuffin treat last week. But they couldn't have the meal as the restaurant staff said Colin can't come in without scanning the track and trace the QR code at the entrance.

As the 65-year-old didn't have a smartphone with him, he had no option but to leave. Vicky said the experience was embarrassing as she and her father were holding up a queue.

“It was quite embarrassing. We were holding up the queue and my dad was trying to use his phone to scan this thing but it’s such an old phone, it wouldn’t work,” said Vicky.

Vicky added that she pleaded with the manager but was told 'it is what it is.