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  • Warning! Your hot food may be hot!

    Restaurants better start warning all customers. There are too many lawyers in the USA.

    McDonald’s and a franchise holder are at fault after a hot Chicken McNugget from a Happy Meal fell on a little girl's leg and caused second-degree burns, a jury in South Florida found in a case reminiscent of the famous hot coffee lawsuit of the 1990s. A second jury will determine how much McDonald's USA and its franchise owner, Upchurch Foods, will pay the child and her mother, the South Florida SunSentinel reported. Thursday's decision was split, with jurors finding the franchise holder liable for negligence and failure to warn customers about the risk of hot food, and McDonald’s USA liable for failing to provide instructions for safe handling of the food.
    Last edited by Bob Adams; 05-12-2023, 08:37 PM. Reason: McDees gone so people might actually click the link.
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    Re: Warning! Your hot food may be hot!

    I haven't had any McD's in over 7 years, and even Aldo wouldn't finish the burger I got from them back at that time. This is a dog that thought cat poop was tootsie rolls. Before that I hadn't had any McD's product in over 20 years.
    If anything In my memory, the product tended towards tepid, to room temp at best. Except the chocolate shakes. They were reliably mind numbingly cold.

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    • #3
      Re: Warning! Your hot food may be hot!

      Originally posted by Mrleft88
      I haven't had any McD's in over 7 years, and even Aldo wouldn't finish the burger I got from them back at that time. This is a dog that thought cat poop was tootsie rolls. Before that I hadn't had any McD's product in over 20 years.
      If anything In my memory, the product tended towards tepid, to room temp at best. Except the chocolate shakes. They were reliably mind numbingly cold.
      Did you click the on link? Hey, I think McDonalds food suck also but it isn't about the food. It's about frivolous law suits that juries still make awards for.
      You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
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      • #4
        Re: Warning! Your hot food may be hot!

        When I'm on the road, McD's coffee is the best driving coffee I can find.
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        • #5
          Re: Warning! Your hot food may be hot!

          Originally posted by CWSmith
          When I'm on the road, McD's coffee is the best driving coffee I can find.
          You must have missed Cumbersome Farms. Vastly better and cheaper coffee.

          MickeyD's only asset is its free ice. Nothing else there should be put in the mouth of a warm body.
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          • #6
            Re: Warning! Your hot food may be hot!

            We were in a hurry and stopped at McDonalds last week for the first time in a couple of years. Ordered two Quarter Pounders with cheese and two medium fries, nothing else. The bill was $18. Hell will freeze over before we go there again.

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            • #7
              Re: Warning! Your hot food may be hot!

              Originally posted by Bob Adams
              Did you click the on link? Hey, I think McDonalds food suck also but it isn't about the food. It's about frivolous law suits that juries still make awards for.
              Yes, and if lawyers and courts still do the stupid law suits thing, it will continue. Yale, Harvard, Baylor, Duke, etc. can't all produce corrupt politicians, there has to be a percentage of ambulance chasers in the crowd. (AND BTW..... That isn't "food".)

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              • #8
                Re: Warning! Your hot food may be hot!

                Originally posted by elf
                You must have missed Cumbersome Farms. Vastly better and cheaper coffee.
                I'll give it a try the next time.
                "Where you live in the world should not determine whether you live in the world." - Bono

                "Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip." - Will Rogers

                "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - Groucho Marx

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                • #9
                  Re: Warning! Your hot food may be hot!

                  Originally posted by elf
                  You must have missed Cumbersome Farms. Vastly better and cheaper coffee.

                  MickeyD's only asset is its free ice. Nothing else there should be put in the mouth of a warm body.
                  It would be interesting to let the ice melt and test the water for contaminants. You may be very unpleasantly surprised.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Warning! Your hot food may be hot!

                    Not a major McD's fan, but this is a totally bogus suit & should be appealed. It's more a case of improper parenting than anything the restaurant did wrong. Bold mine:

                    After she drove away, her daughter started screaming. The mother testified she didn't know what was wrong until she pulled over to help the girl, Olivia Caraballo, who is now 7, the newspaper reported. She saw the burn on the girl's leg and took photos on her iPhone, which included audio clips of the child's screams.

                    The sound of the girl's screams were played in court. The child, who is autistic, did not testify, the newspaper reported.

                    Lawyers for McDonald’s noted that the food had to be hot to avoid salmonella poisoning, and that the nuggets were not meant to be pressed between a seat belt and human flesh for more than two minutes.

                    The girl's parents sued, saying that McDonald's and the franchise owner failed to adequately train employees, failed to warn customers about the “dangerous” temperature of the food, and for cooking the food to a much higher temperature than necessary.

                    While both sides agreed the nugget caused the burns, the family's lawyers argued the temperature was above 200 degrees (93 Celsius), while the defense said it was no more than 160 degrees (71 Celsius).
                    Why isn't the mother negligent for allowing that to happen? How can the restaurant possible be liable for that sort of situation?
                    "If it ain't broke, you're not trying." - Red Green

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                    • #11
                      Re: Warning! Your hot food may be hot!

                      and that the nuggets were not meant to be pressed between a seat belt and human flesh for more than two minutes
                      hopefully this appears as a warning label on chicken mcnugget packaging going forward
                      Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Warning! Your hot food may be hot!

                        Originally posted by McMike
                        Quit your bitchin Bob, if the nug was hot enough to melt skin, 2nd degree burns . . . they were liable. If the food has to be heated up to that degree before serving, then it must be allowed to cool. McDs markets itself as fast food and to children, they have had decades to perfect their methods. The second that food passes over the counter it should be ready to eat. That's it.
                        Damn. Are you by chance one of those ambulance chasing lawyers?
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                        • #13
                          Related: go check out the number of warnings stickers found on new boats. Builders are running out of space near the helm to locate them. Most are in response to successful negligence suits.


                          Example



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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Mrleft88
                            Yes, and if lawyers and courts still do the stupid law suits thing, it will continue. Yale, Harvard, Baylor, Duke, etc. can't all produce corrupt politicians, there has to be a percentage of ambulance chasers in the crowd. (AND BTW..... That isn't "food".)

                            Very unlikely you would find many attorneys from Yale, Harvard or Duke practicing personal injury law. Baylor isn’t really in the same league as the others you mentioned. And you can’t blame the lawyers for the outcomes of lawsuits. That responsibility falls on the jurors.


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                            • #15
                              Re: Warning! Your hot food may be hot!

                              Originally posted by Breakaway
                              Related: go check out the number of warnings stickers found on new boats. Builders are running out of space near the helm to locate them. Most are in response to successful negligence suits.


                              Example



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                              Then in the non nautical world you have things like this, probably inspired my someone like the mother in the article:
                              lawyer.jpg
                              You must be the change you wish to see in the world."
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