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McDonalds doesn't want drunkards wrecking their shop. No-one does.

They want civilised drunkards at midnight. A sophisticated gathering of inebriates savouring the delectable treats of the fine establishment, the golden arches.

So, in order to encourage fine behaviour, they've turned to the classics. Literally.

The chain has tested the effects of playing classical music in the early hours of the morning, finding that it has a calming effect on visitors to the burger joint after pubs' chucking out times.

A McDonald's spokesperson told The Mirror:

We have tested the effects of classical music in the past and played it in some of our restaurants as it encourages more acceptable behaviour.

Typically, classical music is played from early evening onwards, and in some cases, on certain nights in a small number of restaurants.

Glasgow was reportedly the first city to try the tactic, while a Stockport branch gave it a go a number of years ago.

Hopefully the tactic will mean a rest for the police, no late night call outs to break up fights.

You could say it's goodbye "let's be 'avin ya", hello "let's Beethoven ya".

HT Mirror

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