Fries weren’t flying through the air as part of a massive food fight or a new method of fry delivery being tested in McDonald’s restaurants overseas. No, the culprit was a classic bad consumer: a fellow customer who was impatient with the service and hurled a fry at the worker at the counter. It’s not clear how the customer thought that fry-chucking would help things along, but it doesn’t really matter: the fry hit a fellow customer waiting in line with her son and her partner, and not the intended target.
The local restaurant’s management contacted the injured woman to apologize and to check on the customer. That was very nice of them, since it’s not their fault that there happened to be a frite-hurtling jerk in the store that day.