The Sun reports
that the macabre incident happened in the city of Šibenik, on the Adriatic coast between Zadar and Split.
A woman had entered the restaurant with her husband Sunday evening reportedly and began complaining of chest pains. According to the Daily Mail
, she collapsed
at the counter as her husband frantically phoned for an ambulance.
Employees then allegedly covered her with a white sheet and continued serving food both inside the store and at the drive-through window.
Managers allegedly kept the restaurant open until a coroner arrived more than an hour and a half later.
"No one closed the restaurant, which would normally have been done at any other place, especially a fast-food restaurant," one shocked customer is quoted in the Sun
"Police were notified of the fatality about 7:45 p.m., and the coroner took the body around 9:15," a police spokeswoman said. "We did not order the closure of the restaurant because at this point we cannot say for sure if food preparation was happening," she added.
A spokesman for Global Food Company, owner of the McDonald's franchise where the incident occurred, claimed the restaurant closed after the woman died.