Posts Tagged ‘Food’

When the woman in Florida called 911 three times over some McDonald’s nuggets in March, I chalked that up to an isolated incident. I mean if you look at Latreasa Goodman’s picture, you can tell that something’s a little off.


And the response from the Florida operations manager just added to the story’s foolishness factor: “We want to correct our mistake. We will be sending the customer her refund, along with an invitation to return for her original order, on us. We never want to disappoint a McNuggets fan or any McDonald’s customer. Customer satisfaction is our top priority.”

I didn’t know McNuggets had fans, but if you say so.

So, anyway, fast forward a few months to when I read about another McDonald’s incident last week in Oregon where a guy called 911 because his order was screwed up and he didn’t get the orange juice he ordered.

“What are they putting in McDonald’s food?” I thought.

The last straw came when I watched a CNN clip of a man in Fort Worth, Texas, who called 911 because his wife was called fat.



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Even though times are rough, one positive aspect of the recession is that more restaurants are having specials, and basically giving food away to get people to dine at their establishments. Every time you turn on the TV, another fast-food chain is adding a value menu or a restaurant is having a special.

Many items on the value menu at fast food places aren’t the healthiest foods, but at least if you only have a few quarters, you can go somewhere besides Taco Bell or McDonalds.

And if they’re not adding value menus, restaurants are having giveaways.

Denny’s served free Grand Slams at all its locations in February, and offered a free Grand Slamwich this month.

 “We want to continue to connect with today’s consumers who we know have lots of choices and limited dollars,” said Denny’s CEO Nelson Marchioli.

Limited dollars indeed. (more…)

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