Couple create their own drive-thru experience in their kitchen

Snackdown! Couple desperate for a takeaway burger created their own drive-thru experience in their kitchen

  • Nate Crowley and Ashleigh had moved house when Britain went into lockdown
  • One evening the Walsall couple who were craving a takeaway burger used leftover boxes from the move to create their own drive-thru
  • Nate said their two-year-old daughter Tallie found the experience ‘hilarious’ 

A couple craving a takeaway burger but unable to get one due to lockdown restrictions created their own drive-thru experience in their kitchen.  

Nate Crowley and partner Ashleigh, from Walsall, had just moved house when Boris Johnson placed the country under a draconian lockdown. 

One evening, after they could not face cooking, Nate and Ashleigh used the leftover boxes from the move to create a drive-through and filmed the result.

Nate said: ‘We were feeling really isolated, exhausted by balancing work and childcare, and pretty bleak because of Twitter’s tendency to catastrophe.

‘We’d been cooking every night, but when Saturday came we were knackered. We were trying to gear ourselves up to make something’.

Nate Crowley (pictured) and Ashleigh used the leftover boxes from the move to their new home in Walsall to create a burger drive-through and filmed the result

He went on: ‘I just said: “You know, I could properly just go to a drive-through for burgers tonight, and that’s the one thing we 100 per cent can’t do”.

‘To which Ashleigh countered by suggesting we just do it anyway, but indoors.

‘So she went to the corner shop to pick up some microwavable burgers, and I started making the drive-through.’

The activity was originally intended to amuse two-year-old daughter Tallie.

The activity was originally intended to amuse two-year-old daughter Tallie (pictured)


One evening, after they could not face cooking, Nate (left and right) and Ashleigh used the leftover boxes from the move to create a drive-through and filmed the result

‘Being pushed around on the kitchen floor in a box is one of her favourite entertainments anyway, so that was an instant win,’ Nate said. ‘She finds it hilarious when I pop into view through a window, so she was really into the drive-through.

‘Although she did shout in protest when I spilt Frosties on the floor.’

It comes amid news today that 938 more people who tested positive with Covid-19 have died, taking the total number of fatalities to 7,097. 

Nate said Ashleigh ‘went to the corner shop to pick up some microwavable burgers, and I started making the drive-through’ (pictured, takeaway preparation)

Nate said: ‘Tallie finds it hilarious when I pop into view through a window, so she was really into the drive-through. Although she did shout in protest when I spilt Frosties on the floor’

NHS England confirmed 828 more people have died in its hospitals, with patients aged between 22 and 103 years old and of whom 42 had been otherwise healthy.

Scotland, where 77 more deaths have been confirmed, also diagnosed a further 336 infections in the past 24 hours, Public Health Wales announced 284 more positive tests and 33 deaths, while five more fatalities were recorded in Northern Ireland. 

Another 938 people who tested positive with Covid-19 have died, taking the total to 7,097

Today’s surge in deaths brings Britain within distance of the worst days experienced in Europe, which saw 969 deaths in Italy on March 28 and 950 in Spain on April 2. 

China never recorded more than 254 in a day. But the numbers are dwarfed by the US, which is being hammered by the virus and recorded 1,799 deaths yesterday.

Despite another dark day in terms of new diagnoses and deaths, deputy chief scientific adviser, Prof Angela McLean, said that the numbers of people being admitted to hospital are steady and the spread of the virus ‘is not accelerating’.

The PM remains on an intensive care unit in a central London hospital, where his spokesman says he is in a stable condition and ‘responding to treatment’. He was admitted on Monday night after suffering a fever for 10 days.

Medical staff practice loading and unloading a stretcher from an ambulance outside the NHS Nightingale Hospital at the ExCeL centre in London

Attention has now turned to Mr Johnson’s vow to evaluate the progress of the UK’s lockdown next week, which it looks like he will be unable to do. 

Downing Street says it will delay the evaluation, while London Mayor Sadiq Khan has claimed that the UK is ‘nowhere near’ the end.

The Government’s instructions to stay at home during the coronavirus pandemic are among the most drastic ever imposed in UK history.

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