With thousands of locations spread around
the world, billions of people have eaten at a McDonald’s restaurant. Although many people
question the quality of the food McDonald’s offers, it must being doing something right
because it rakes in at least $20 billion a year in revenue. The Golden Arches has experienced
its share of outrageous scandals over the years that range from the deadly serious to
the downright silly. So let’s pop the lid on the top 10 outrageous McDonald’s scandals. McDonald’s Super Scandal Me Morgan Spurlock starred in his own 2004 documentary
called Supersize Me. The film maker billed it as an expose on the supposed unethical
practices of fast food giant, McDonalds. Spurlock put himself on a “McDiet” for a month in which
he ate only McDonald’s food for breakfast, lunch and dinner. According to his own tally
he ate approximately 5,000 calories a day during the one month period. This calorie
count is double the amount of calories recommended by nutritionists for a healthy adult male
like Spurlock. This fact alone makes the 30 day diet a bit disingenuous because no one
really eats fast food three times a day everyday even for just a month. If someone was foolish
enough to consume fast food as their regular diet, it wouldn’t mean they’d necessarily
rack up such a high calorie count. Spurlock seemed eager to expose McDonald’s as a bad
actor that hooks unsuspecting customers on unhealthy food. No one is arguing that the
food is healthy, but Supersize Me was intent on cooking up a scandal instead of using the
available ingredients for a balanced discussion about how personal choices affect one’s health.
While Spurlock gained almost 25 pounds during the 30 day diet, it took almost 14 months
to lose all the weight – but supposedly, he was eating far more than he claimed to be,
just to make the results more shocking. And no one has been able to replicate his results,
or get even close. Despite all this, in 2017 Morgan Spurlock released a new film: Super
Size Me 2: Holy Chicken!, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. Checking us out for the first time? Then go
ahead and hit that subscribe button and ring that bell to join our notification squad. The McCheesey Conspiracy You may have heard of H.R. Pufnstuf from the
World of Sid and Marty Krofft. This was a wacky Saturday morning kids cartoon that ran
for one season in 1969. There have been plenty of whisperings that H.R. Pufnstuf was the
inspiration for the Mayor McCheese character used by McDonald’s. Looking at pictures
of them side by side, many would say that they do not look that much alike, but many
would also disagree with this opinion and cry foul. It seems that looking too closely
at these characters could open up a Pandora’s Box. After all, these are clownish fantasy
characters that are bound to have some similar attributes. This consideration hasn’t stopped
a scandal emerging about the originality of McDonald’s famous mayor of McDonaldland. Krofft’s
character does wear a sash with a medallion that has the word “mayor” on it, but that’s
the only real similarity. The same advertisement agency was involved at various times with
both McDonald’s and the Kroffts and this has probably led to some people taking on a conspiracy
mentality about the origins of the characters. The Kroffts eventually sued McDonald’s and
won $50,000 which seems almost like an afterthought given the revenue McDonald’s generates every
year. Prank Caller at McDonald’s One of the worst black eyes suffered by McDonald’s
resulted from a phone prank pulled on a McDonald’s assistant manager in Bullitt County Kentucky.
The stupidity and creepiness of this one employee managed to tarnish the Golden Arches in a
very public way. An assistant store manager was convinced by an anonymous caller that
he was a police officer and that she should summon a young female employee who the caller
said was accused of stealing a purse from a McDonald’s customer. The 18 year old employee
complied with the demand of the caller and her manager and stripped. Over the course
of about two hours she was subjected to a search, spanking and pressured to perform
jumping jacks. During the ordeal the store manager had her fiance come to the store and
watch the naked girl while she tended to her manager duties. The disgusting prank caller
was eventually caught and turned out to be a prison guard. The McDonald’s assistant manager
received a suspended sentence, but her fiance was sentenced to six years for sexual assault.
The young woman was eventually awarded six million dollars for her unbelievable ordeal. McDonald’s China Scandal McDonald’s reputation in China took a hit
in 2014 when a local supplier shipped expired meat to several locations. The bad food caused
a number of customers to get sick. Shanghai Husi Food, the Chinese division of food supplier
OSI Group, was fined almost $365,000 for knowingly providing bad meat to McDonald’s. Ten employees
of OSI Group were sentenced to prison, some for as long as ten years for their participation
in the scandal. The employees were found to be changing the expiration dates so meat up
to a year past its sale date was repackaged as fresh meat. OSI blamed the scandal on a
former employee with a grudge who enlisted the help of journalists. McDonald’s Asia sales
dropped 9.9% after the scandal broke, but the company is confident sales will rebound
over the long term. The fast food giant said it would keep OSI as its primary meat supplier,
a relationship that goes back to the 1950’s founding of the hamburger chain. This was
an embarrassing and outrageous scandal that could have led to a number of food poisoning
deaths. Hacking in to McDonald’s In December, 2016 customers in New Bern, North
Carolina were treated to unexpected greetings at their local McDonald’s. Someone with some
technical savvy and too much time on their hands hacked the frequency used for the drive-thru
intercom system. Instead of receiving a friendly hello, customers were told McDonald employees
were using the bathroom, but would get their food right away – without taking the time
to wash their hands. The hacker also used profanity and broadcast audio of an adult
movie to unsuspecting customers. This must have been a strange experience for people
who just wanted to get a quick bite to eat. Hackers who have commented about this story
have told reporters that it is easy to overpower the weak frequency used by the headsets. One
computer geek explained that he’d sit across the street from a drive-thru so he could watch
the reactions of the customers and employees as he taunted them. Although this scandal
seems relatively harmless, the McDonald’s manager took it seriously and called the police
to have them launch an investigation. This harmless, but still outrageous, McDonald’s
scandal is one that has yet to be solved. Too Darn Hot at McDonald’s Coffee is supposed to be hot, but apparently
not that hot. On February 27, 1992 Stella Liebeck ordered a cup of coffee from her local
New Mexico McDonald’s. The 49 cent beverage would prove to be a very expensive one for
the fast food chain. Having purchased the coffee at the drive-thru, Ms. Lieback’s grandson
pulled into a parking space so she could add cream. She placed the cup between her knees
and pulled off the lid and spilled the entire cup of coffee onto her legs. Her cotton sweatpants
held the coffee against her body; her thighs, buttocks and groin were scalded by the hot
liquid. Her grandson took her to the hospital where she was found to have 3rd degree burns
over 6 percent of her body. During her hospital stay she had to undergo several skin grafts
to repair the damage. Ms. Liebeck remained partially disabled for two years and remained
permanently scarred. She tried to settle with McDonald’s for $20,000 to cover her medical
expenses, but she was rebuffed. After rejecting several more settlement offers the case went
to trial in New Mexico in August 1994. The case was eventually settled for an undisclosed
amount believed to be approximately $500,000. The lasting fallout from the scandal was that
McDonald’s put a more prominent warning on the cups and improved the cups. However, the
chain did not lower the temperature of their coffee, which is still served at 176-194 degrees
Fahrenheit. Not Lovin’ it at McDonald’s Bulgogi means “fire meat” in Korean and is
a popular kind of barbecue in South Korea. McDonald’s marinates beef patties in a spicy
soy sauce to make the Bulgogi Burger. In September 2017, several Korean children became sick
after eating Bulgogi burgers from McDonald’s. The children and their teacher suffered from
enteritis, an inflammation of the intestine that usually includes diarrhea. One five-year-old
girl suffered permanent kidney failure after eating one of the undercooked burgers. Following
the incident, McDonald’s took the Bulgogi Burger off menus in Korea, although the company
did not confirm publicly that it was the marinated meat that caused the illnesses. McDonald’s
promised to upgrade its food safety procedures in Korea and invited customers to see for
themselves how food is prepared at the restaurants. South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety
investigated the cause of the illnesses, which was not welcome news for McDonald’s because
the company wanted to put this scandal behind it as soon as possible. McDonald’s McLibel “I’m Loving it” was not the way either party
felt in the McDonald’s Corporation v Steel & Morris lawsuit. This court case was filed
against British environmental activists. The case dragged on for a decade and became the
longest running libel case in Britain. Helen Steel and David Morris published a leaflet,
known as the “McLibel Leaflet” with information very critical of McDonald’s Corporation. The
leaflet asserted things like McDonald’s encouraged an unhealthy diet and exploited children with
targeted advertising. Many companies could be accused of similar charges, but McDonald’s
was presumably targeted by London Greenpeace because it is a very visible and wealthy corporation.
The court ruled that some of the information in the leaflet was accurate while some of
it was inaccurate. McDonald’s eventually was awarded 40,000 pounds by the courts, but indicated
it would not seek to collect on the judgment. Information came to light several years later
that one of the authors of the infamous leaflet was in fact an undercover police officer who
had infiltrated London Greenpeace. It was also shown that another undercover police
officer had a sexual relationship with the activist, Helen Steel. A documentary called
McLibel made about the scandal was produced in 1997. No McVegans at McDonalds If you think McDonald’s may not be the best
choice for people who aren’t big fans of meat you’re probably right. However, this hasn’t
stopped some vegans from agitating against the company in an effort to make the fast
food chain more friendly to vegans. Contrary to what some people might believe, McDonald’s
fries are not and have never been vegan or vegetarian. For many years the fried potatoes
were cooked in animal fat – a definite no no for vegans. However, when the fast food
company switched to vegetable fat, the taste of the famous fries suffered. McDonald’s solution
was to add some beef flavoring. In 2001 a group of Hindu activists filed a class-action
lawsuit against McDonald’s. They argued that McDonald’s had tricked them into believing
the fries were vegetarian friendly when in fact they had always contained animal products.
McDonald’s settled the case for $10 million, with $6 million given to vegetarian causes.
In McDonald’s defense, they have long posted the ingredients of their products including
their fries. Soylent Pink at McDonald’s? Science fiction fans might be aware of the
1973 movie Soylent Green starring Charlton Heston. Based on the Harry Harrison novel
called Make Room! Make Room!, this movie described a dystopian future where a resource-depleted
world led the government to allow companies to secretly process corpses to feed hungry
populations. I don’t think anyone is accusing McDonald’s of turning people into Big Macs,
but almost no one is comfortable with the fast food giant’s infamous “pink slime.” This
product’s official name is lean finely textured beef, LFTB, but obviously the more colorful
name has stuck. LFTB is a meat by-product used as a food additive and filler for processed
meats. A production process removes fat from beef trimmings and results in the unappetizing
meaty paste. A 2012 news report said that as much as 70% of ground beef sold in United
States supermarkets contain LFTB. So if this figure is accurate, the issue of pink slime
goes well beyond the McDonald’s association that has made the product part of popular
culture. Some people have claimed that LFTB was first used in pet food and and cooking
oil before being approved for food. However, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has
disputed this claim. According to McDonald’s website, the company stopped using the scandalous
LFTB in 2011. We’ve got more than scandals on our menu,
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  2. For some wild reason I still wanna eat at McDonald's 🤣🤣,,,,,,, but i cant wait for Gordon Ramsay on hot 1's in a few days

  3. The woman who allowed herself to be sexually harassed was unbelievable. How gullible can one person be? I would just quit and leave.

  4. We had to watch super size me in middle school when it rained in gym. But even as a child I knew if you eat nothing but McDonald's it's your own fault. They don't force you to buy their food. It's not even the cheapest if your poor, people could buy bread for a dollar and ham and cheese at the dollar store and get like 10 sandwiches for $3

  5. Boo hoo hoo I spilled hot coffee all over myself and had to go to the hospital for burns. I blame McDonald's . They should have told me the coffee was hot.

  6. I wouldn’t consider super size me a scandal. It was the first documentary / movie, that attracted such a wide audience about just how dangerous fast food really is.

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