I would be extremely pissed if a $10 Mcdonald’s meal ends up costing me a $445 towing bill. The uploader had this to say about the racket:
in September 2018 I found myself in the middle of a scam being run by the folks at Break Through Towing at the McDonald’s in Detroit located at 4235 Woodward Avenue, store #20757. The store is working in direct contact with Break Through Towing to allow their customers to be towed without warning, in less than the time frame allotted, when there are ample parking spaces still available for other potential customers. My car was towed on September 5, 2018 without any warning from McDonald’s. We went and picked up my rental car 45 minutes later from Break Through Towing and were charged a whopping $445! While picking up our car there was another man there picking up his car complaining about the fact that his car was towed while he was inside eating McDonald’s. When Break Through delivered our rental car they did so on the other side of the road facing traffic and told me I HAD to drive the car off of the tow truck. Incredulous at everything that occurred we decided to go back the next day on September 6, 2018 to see what signage existed. We made sure to go through the drive thru so we would be a McDonald’s customer so we wouldn’t be in violation of their parking rules. We paid for lunch at the drive thru at 12:07pm. We received our food around 12:15pm. We sat in the parking lot and ate our food for a little less than 15 minutes before I got out of the vehicle to record video and take pics with my phone of the signage related to parking at McDonald’s. The signage indicates there is a 30 minute time limit before you will be towed by Break Through Towing. While recording this footage (we’d only been there 15 minutes at this point), a tow truck shows up (same driver as the day before) and immediately attempts to tow a car belonging to a lady with a disabled placard and her baby.