Customer Catches McDonald's Refilling Milkshake Machine With "Soiled Towels Only" Bucket

Cellphone cameras may well be the downfall of fast food: A McDonald’s customer in Orlando witnessed employees refilling the milkshake machine from a bucket market “Soiled Towels Only” and snapped a picture with her cellphone. She sent the photo to Orlando’s WFTV.

WFTV sent the photo to McDonald’s. Here’s their response: “Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We have taken swift and immediate action to resolve this matter. Nothing is more important to us than the safety and quality of our food.”

McDonald’s sent a different email to the picture-taking customer: “The machine was cleaned that morning. They sanitized the bucket to capture milk and after the repair work was done they put the milk back in the machine. This was an isolated incident.”

WFTV says the McDonald’s in question has had numerous sanitary violations in the past. For those of you in the Orlando area, it’s the McDonald’s on “Narcoossee Road in the Lake Nona area.”


Alleged Milkshake Mistake Turns Stomachs, Prompts Questions [WFTV]