Woman Sues McDonald’s After Chowing Down On Nametag Instead Of French Fries

It’s nearly impossible to resist the urge to grab a handful of french fries after making your way through the McDonald’s drive-thru on your way home. But as one woman found out recently, patience is indeed a virtue, and it might stop you from munching on a plastic nametag instead of a french fry.

According to the Staten Island Advance, a New York woman filed a lawsuit last week claiming she inadvertently bit into an employee’s nametag that was mixed in with her order of french fries.

The woman alleges that she was injured by the tag’s pin and suffered serious mental and emotional injuries from the ordeal that happened in November 2013.

According to her lawyer, the woman, who was pregnant at the time of the event, suffered emotionally after “realizing that food isn’t always safe to eat.”

The suit, which seeks unspecified monetary damages from McDonald’s Corporation, alleges that the fast food restaurant failed to properly train workers, operated the restaurant in a “careless, reckless and negligent manner” and failed to safeguard against potential hazards.

The woman’s lawyer said he tried to resolve the issue with McDonald’s before filing the suit with the New York Supreme Court, but had no success.

“Although our client was injured by the negligence of McDonald’s and its employees, McDonald’s has so far been completely silent about this incident,” the lawyer told the Staten Island Advance. “They could have easily avoided a lawsuit if they were willing to discuss the matter with us. Unfortunately, McDonald’s callous behavior has only exacerbated the situation.”

A manager for the McDonald’s location in question says she was unaware of the incident and directed questions to the company’s headquarters, which did not reply to the Advance.

Lawsuit: Woman bit McDonald’s worker’s nametag in her spuds [Staten Island Advance]

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