Restaurant staff turned McScary for the day to do their bit for charity.
Hartlepool’s three McDonald’s were taken over by monsters and ghouls to raise funds for Ronald McDonald House Charities.
They managed to raise £700 in four hours for the cause, which provides free home away from home accommodation to families while their child is in hospital.
Highlights of the fund-raising event included fancy dress, cake bakes, face painting and a raffle.
Bev Williamson, McDonald’s supervisor at branches in the Marina, Middleton Grange and Burn Road said: “We had lots of positive comments from customers who came along. The cakes were so popular they’d sold out by 2pm at the Marina branch.
“The charity is such a worthwhile cause and I don’t think people realise just how much good work it does. Although the nearest Ronald McDonald house is in Manchester, it’s helped a lot of Hartlepool families with poorly children.”
As well as the Halloween event, the branches are also selling teddies for the cause which will be available for the next fortnight.
Since going on sale on Monday, the stuffed lions, tigers and hippos have already raised £1,300.