McDonald’s is the most classically-terrible fast food chain in existence. The people who just grew up in America poisoned were raised on McDonald’s. McDonald’s is the food of the Flint, Michigan generation.
This reputation, being akin to the “Wal-Mart” of fast food but worse because McDonald’s is very international, is constantly earning them hard press in the media. As one article puts it, straight from the perspective of people who know no better: “Who doesn’t love a good McDonald’s, eh? Sure, it’s not the healthiest thing in the world, but there’s a certain hungover spot that only a Big Mac meal can reach.
However, McDonald’s has been having a rough time with certain news stories recently. First there was the video of staff chasing a huge rat out of their shop, now there’s this. It is at this point that I’d like to ask anyone eating their lunch right now to just – you know – occupy yourself with something else for a while.”
A person named Bella Ritchie shared a video on Twitter of maggots crawling throughout a tube in the McDonald’s ketchup dispenser. She said: “Never going near the ketchup in McDonald’s again.”
“I told one member of staff and she literally just ignored me and carried on serving customers. We had to literally stop someone from eating it because they didn’t realise. It’s so grim.”
It’s so grim? Maggots aren’t so bad are they? Look, its face is kind of cute.
The most recent highly publicized blast against McDonald’s is this footage that has just come out, showing live maggots living in a McDonald’s ketchup dispenser. It was probably a humid and badly cared for restaurant… right?
Unlike the predictably grimy McDonald’s restaurants in the American ghetto, this one was in Cambridge, UK. It’s a university city in the UK, not known for being that grimy. That means something that most people probably don’t even know about McDonald’s: they are internationally grimy and known for their problems, not just in areas of America.
McDonald’s wanted to salvage their already bad reputation as soon as they got a chance, with a spokesperson saying: “We’re extremely sorry to see this and have tried to get in contact with the customer directly. Our condiment area and dispensers should be checked for cleanliness every day and we are looking into what happened here.”
People are protesting the low wages of this corporation right now, to make matters worse for McDonald’s. According to Lad Bible:
“Yeah, that sounds like a pretty good plan. It’s not as if McDonald’s needs any more controversy just now.
Two days ago, some McDonald’s workers walked out and staged protests over a pay dispute. Workers from Uber Eats, McDonald’s, Wetherspoons, and TGI Fridays attended a rally in Leicester Square to demand change to their current wage systems.”
So if you ever want a rich slice of hood America overseas, just hit up a McDonald’s. It’s not that good ghetto flavor, home-cooked meals, it’s that grimy ghetto flavor. Might give you some nostalgia anyway.