Two men are in hospital after a brawl at a Napier McDonald’s restaurant that only ended when one of the alleged participants was thrown through a plate glass window.
Both men are believed to have suffered knife wounds in the incident at the Thackeray St restaurant just before 9pm on Monday night.
Despite the injuries, and the shattered window, members of the public who came for a look were still able to enjoy a Big Mac as they surveyed the damage – with meals still being served from the restaurant’s drive-through section.
A McDonald’s staffer said on Facebook that a man had entered the restaurant and pulled a knife on another man, whose brother worked there. The employee had jumped the counter to protect his brother.
"Workers brother gets stabbed in lower left gut," the staffer said on Facebook.
"Approx 2 people threw [the stabber] out of the front window. [The stabber] gets leg stabbed in the process of being thrown through a rather thick glass window. On top of this a crazy lady is yelling out racial remarks and gang related chants."
The brothers were moved to the children’s playground to recover, police were called and customers were told to leave the restaurant, the staffer said.
Police confirmed that two men were hurt in the incident and one person had gone through a plate glass window.
Both men were taken separately to Hawke’s Bay Hospital. Their injuries were not believed to be life-threatening.