A woman in her thirties had a bad surprise while biting into her hamburger at McDonald’s: it contained a dead lizard.
As a precaution, the mother of an eight-month-old baby decided to stop breastfeeding, because this animal could transmit salmonella, she told our colleagues. She immediately went to McDonald’s to demand an explanation. There, he was offered a small discount on his next meal. The young woman then published a post on social networks, filming the burger in question.
A lawsuit for endangering the lives of others.
The next day, her doctor gave her antibiotics, because the young woman was suffering from nausea, explains Le Parisien. Then one of the McDonald’s managers ended up contacting her to offer her an arrangement. The customer then consulted legal counsel, who kept the burger in the refrigerator for several weeks. The latter launched a procedure against McDonald’s for endangering the lives of others.
Contacted by our colleagues, the company claims to have conducted an internal investigation at the time of the events, without result. She also emphasizes that many audits and controls are applied throughout the development of our menus, both with our suppliers and within the establishment. The case will be judged in February 2023, by the court of Pontoise.
— Lele 👸🏼 (@LGhost_) February 12, 2021
Cash investigation: Élise Lucet would never take her daughter to eat at McDonald’s.
Élise Lucet is not a Big Mac fan. The journalist was the guest of Buzz TV, a program from Le Figaro, Thursday, April 7, to talk behind the scenes of the next episode of Cash Investigation, which will be broadcast the same evening on France 2. Entitled It’s like that at McDonald’s?, it is devoted to the rather dubious practices of the American fast food giant.
Adults, children, the elderly. McDonald’s has nevertheless succeeded in attracting emulators from all over the world, all age groups combined. In France, there are more than 1,400 restaurants that sell nearly 2 million meals every day.
Is this woman suing McDonald’s for finding a dead lizard in her burger aware that another dead animal was also in the sandwich?
Let’s get ALL the animals off our plates. https://t.co/Ek2Vv8vpDJ
— PETA France (@PETA_France) July 25, 2022
But it is certainly not Élise Lucet who contributed to this success. In my life, I must have eaten there five times. It was during filming, when there was nothing else and I had no choice, she told Buzz TV, adding that she prefers to cook with natural ingredients. For this reason, she never took her daughter there:
When she was old enough to understand, I told my daughter I would never take her to McDonald’s and Disney. Nevertheless, she never stopped her from consuming McDonald’s. Other people took her away. She liked it, but she likes it less and less, she explained.
— CASH INVESTIGATION (@cashinvestigati) April 7, 2022
A year-long investigation
Problematic nutritional balance, questionable management methods, employment contracts that circumvent the law, unfair dismissals. For this new episode of Cash Investigation, journalist Zoé de Bussière conducted the investigation for more than a year. Another reporter on the team managed to get a job at one of the chain’s restaurants.
She filmed her job interview and her discussions with her colleagues with a hidden camera. We learn, for example, that she was forced to work 15 hours a week, whereas according to the Labor Code, the minimum duration of a part-time job is 24 hours. A labor inspectorate that puts its nose in there and obtains confessions from employees would be forced to intervene, said Zoé de Bussière in an interview with Figaro.fr published on April 7.
The Cash Investigation team also shows some of the qualities of McDonald’s. It is a company that remains concerned with improving the points on which it has long been criticized. When it comes to displaying the composition of their food, McDonald’s makes an effort. They favor French supply subsidiaries for meat and they have introduced vegetables and fruits, the journalist said. The episode will be broadcast from 9:05 p.m. on France 2, this Thursday, April 7.