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9 Fast Food Meltdowns

Jacky Hayward | Chef's Blade

McNugget Emergency! Call 911?, McDonald’s 2009


On February 28, 2009 Latreasa Goodman called 911, not for someone’s health being in danger, a house on fire, or a crime being committed, but because her local McDonald’s had run out of McNuggets. She had paid for a 10-piece order of Chicken McNuggets and was told that it was store policy to not give refunds, but they could exchange her order for something else on the menu; a Big Mac perhaps? While this is certainly an announce for Goodman, does it warrant an emergency call? Or three, in this case: When the 911 dispatcher didn’t respond the way Goodman wanted, she called again and again, for a total of three times, until police arrived at the scene. Goodman was arrested for misuse of 911.


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