Razor in Food at McDonald's

@minerc (1373)
United States
February 1, 2007 10:36pm CST
Ok, Just watching the news a lady stopped at McDonalds this morning and got a breakfast sandwich no meat just egg, cheese. She took a bite, then on the second she felt something hard, she thought oh it's a bone but remebered it didnt have meat in it so she went to take another bite and noticed the razor. She was not hurt or anything, she called the police, and they did an investiagation and found that it was an accident. Someone had laid a razor used to cut open boxes on the top shelf by the food prep and it must of feel. She said the company was working with the police and she just wanted an apology, and a change in policy to prevent it from happening again. What would you do? I think that I would feel the same way that she did, and expect the same.
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33 responses
• United States
2 Feb 07
I would certainly want an apology and to be compensated for the price of the meal. And I would want the person that left the razor blade there fired for endangering me. I know a lot of people would be screaming SUE, but since she didn't actually suffer any harm, I think that would be wrong and greedy. But I would certainly never eat at that place again!
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Thank You!
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• United States
3 Feb 07
Nah forget that I'd sue them basturds!
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• United States
2 Feb 07
Yeah I agree with you in that I would have done the saume as she did. But you know now that it is out a lawyer will get ahold of her and scream law suit people are so eager to sue now a days that accidents such as this do not get over looked. Watch and you will see that listed soon.
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Yeah at first I thought that is what they would say, it did suprise me but I will watch and see what else happens with it. Thank You!
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@Vhaeos (153)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Wow, that's terrible. I'm suprised she isn't screaming law suit, but, it's good that she isn't. McDonalds is very lucky that she isn't. So long as there is a policy change to prevent something like this from happening again, I would think that'd be enough done, especially since she was lucky enough to not get harmed.
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Yeah I agree, It is a very lucky thing that she noticed the razor. Thank for the response.
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@TerryZ (22085)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Thats just plain wrong. I hope she sues the pants off them. She could have been seriously hurt. I hate mcdonalds anyway.
@astroo13 (965)
• India
2 Feb 07
Many unhealthy incidents have occurred in MacDonalds before and it will continue to happen in the future. Law suit or no law suit. I am glad she was unharmed.
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I agree, Thank You!
• Malaysia
3 Feb 07
She's lucky she didn't get hurt. What if she did? It's a razor, if you tell me how much damage can be done. If I were in her shoes, I'd slam them a law suit. They can be so reckless at times, I wonder what they are thinking. Apologizing and compensation isn't really enough for me. Someone might get hurt.
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@chippy49 (171)
• United States
3 Feb 07
Like someone else already said, I am surprised that there is not a lawsuit. You sure she just wants an apology. LOL. well what do you expect from these fast food places. yeah the kids should be more careful, but you know that these kids do not care, they are in a hurry. I cannot even remember the last time I got eye contact with the employees, a smile and a sincere thank you for your order. Maybe the woman planted it there herself. If it were me, for one I would not have taken a second bite and I would want my money back.
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
3 Feb 07
Thank You!
• United States
3 Feb 07
I'd definitely have them checked out for any other potential safety/health issues they may have. I understand accidents happen, but that's a bit extreme. How can you make a sandwich which has something as large and hard as a razor, and not even notice? If that were to happen to me, I'd probably end up chipping a tooth. Therefore, I'd expect to be compensated for damages. Although, I don't really think "I'm sorry" and a refund are sufficient in this case.
@minerc (1373)
• United States
3 Feb 07
Thanks for the response.
@lilaclady (28245)
• Australia
2 Feb 07
hmmm I think I would probably have done the same, with what goes on today things have to be looked into but haveing said that accidents can happen anywhereand so long as evryone stayed cool about it and I hope she got a free voucher out of it...
@minerc (1373)
• United States
2 Feb 07
They didnt say anything about free voucher, Hopefully they will give her that. Thank You for your response.
• United States
2 Feb 07
I know that while cooking i have dropped in an eggshell or found a hair, etc. There is no way to expect perfection, but a razor? Shouldn't for employee safety they have a box knife and not a plain razor. Gosh, that would be scarey. I wouldn't sue either, although the money would be great, but I would definitely expect an explanation and an apology as well. Thank God she wasn't injured.
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
2 Feb 07
I do agree, It would be scarey. Thank You for your response.
@yanjiaren (9050)
2 Feb 07
at least and if i were mcdonald'si would give her family a yesr's freefouchers once a week free meals courtesy of that clown!!!
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Thank You!
• United States
2 Feb 07
That's so awful! Good thing she was unharmed. Still, if that happened to me, I would have it reported to sanitation department or have it reported in the newspaper because that is negligence. It could happen again to somebody else if the fastfood branch wouldn't be reprimanded somehow. They have to be also inspected for other unhygienic or unsanitary practices. Of course, if something bad came out of it, like if I swallowed the razor, that would be a different story. A lawsuit will definitely be in order.
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@minerc (1373)
• United States
2 Feb 07
Yeah, I didnt really think about the unhygienic issues. Thanks for the response.
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• Philippines
3 Feb 07
That's very awful and this is a big issue against the establishment, McDonalds it is!...well, we can really be ure of what we outside specially in fastfoods. We just be careful ourselves and be vigilant of situations like this.
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• United States
3 Feb 07
oh boy, here comes another yahoo trying to win money in a lawsuit.
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• United States
3 Feb 07
Wow. That's crazy. I'm glad she wasn't hurt and at least she's not expecting a huge law suit or anything. I think I'd find it hard to say I just wanted an apology, even if it was an accident just because of how dangerous that is.
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@karsted (241)
• Canada
3 Feb 07
That is outrageous. If I was that customer, I would definately sue, and I would expect the employye responsible be fired. There really isnt any excuse to be that careless in an enviorment that has food preperation going on. Imagine if she had swallowed the peice of razor, the damage done then. That was definately a careless and negligent act. I would have sued if that had been me.
• United States
3 Feb 07
I think I would handle it the same way IF I wasn't hurt and IF I knew that it really was an accident. I would hate to just take their word for it without it being thouroughly investigated and then someone else get hurt really bad. ya know? im sure there will be some major discipline going on in that McD's.
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@mnksmommy (302)
• United States
2 Feb 07
If my mouth had been cut up or my children's yes I would stick it to them. However, coming ou unscathed I'd be grateful and handle it the exsct way that she did. When I first read about this, I must admit I was really suspicious b/c of the old Wendy's chili w/afinger in it.
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@072006 (1282)
• India
2 Feb 07
yep exactly, i mean whta evr way it happened knowingly , unknowingly,they should apologize to her, as its their fault absolutely. Infact though as ist said it was acccident there, but actuallt fact cannot be neglected that with this accident anything could happen to that girl while having razor in mouth, then what would they have done???....they must say sorry to her.
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• United States
2 Feb 07
I most certainly would want an appology from the company. The person managing the food, I would like an appology from too. Along with a new meal. It is amazing and I was shocked the lady did not sue. Most people these days would job at that opportunity to get money.
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• United States
2 Feb 07
I think that a lot of things seem to be happening in the last couple of years with fast food places. I think that if any of these stories about what has happened, I would think that this woman should be awarded money from a lawsuit instead of the people who say McDonalds made them fat or made them unhealthy, or even the person who sued them because they burned themselves with the coffee because they did not know it was going to be hot. I am very happy that she was not hurt. I am also glad that she is not like a lot of other people who would do anything for money. I would expect an apology and I don't think that I would ever eat there again.
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