Group of Amish Buggies Parked at McDonald's
Occurred on September 4, 2021 / Goshen, Indiana, USA
Info from Licensor: Recorded on the Saturday evening of Labor Day weekend 2021 in Goshen Indiana in a combination Menards/McDonalds parking lot. Some people think all these Amish were actually shopping at Menards, but I personally saw two Amish families (mom, dad, kids) walking from these buggies into McDonald's. Amish eating out at 'English' fast-food restaurants is not unusual here (they also love Mexican and Chinese food), but it IS unusual to see this many buggies and different kinds of buggies all at McDonald's at one time. This is not a Wal-Mart parking lot. These are northern Indiana Amish interacting with the 'English' modern world. They are Amish, not Mennonites. They are not on "rumspringa." This is a very busy retail shopping area on US Highway 33. Their buggies are required to have license plates, orange slow-moving triangles, battery-powered lights, and turn signals in Indiana. Their buggies are tied to a hitching post provided by the stores in the area. The Amish do not clean up the horse poop when they leave; someone from McDonald's or Menards has to clean it. The video is not intended to make fun of the Amish; it is simply documenting the juxtaposition of cultures and an occurrence many people have never seen.