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    Teenager prevented from buying elderly homeless man breakfast at McDonald's

    http://www.independent.co.uk/life-st...-10263092.html

    Teenager tries to buy elderly homeless man breakfast at McDonald's but is told homeless people cannot be served under 'new policy'


    A teenager who tried to buy breakfast for an elderly homeless man at McDonald’s claims she was told the restaurant was unable to serve homeless people due to a "new policy".

    Charlotte Farrow, 19, told the Manchester Evening News that she saw the man while walking past the McDonald’s on Oxford Road in Manchester on her way to work, and decided to stop and buy him some food.

    The pair queued up inside the fast food chain, and when the homeless man tried to take out some of his own money in preparation to pay for the food, Farrow stopped him and told him she would be paying.

    Charlotte Farrow was turned away when she tried to buy food for the homeless man But then Farrow says she was told about the "policy" by the restaurant's supervisor: “He said the business manager told them they weren’t allowed to serve homeless people. They said it was a new policy,” Farrow said.

    Farrow told the newspaper the situation was “completely immoral” and “extremely judgemental”.

    Both she and the elderly man were served food after the initial dispute, and McDonald’s has apologised for the situation, stating there is no such policy to refuse service to homeless people.

    A spokesperson for McDonald’s said staff had since looked over CCTV footage that shows the homeless man had already been served before Farrow entered the premises. The footage later shows both Farrow and the man being served.

    “Both the customer and the gentleman she was buying food for were served. It is not a McDonald’s policy to refuse to serve homeless people and all staff have been reminded of this,” the spokesperson added.

    While the homeless policy proved false, McDonald’s has introduced a controversial new policy in its Cambridge restaurants that could see customers breathalysed before they are allowed on the premises, in a bid to stop alcohol-fuelled crime in the city.

    The new policy has seen security staff given testing kits to determine if a customer is more than twice over the drink driving limit, and would give staff the ability to turn away violent or aggressive customers.
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    Re: Teenager prevented from buying elderly homeless man breakfast at McDonald's

    This is a bit insensitive by this corporate monolith
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    Re: Teenager prevented from buying elderly homeless man breakfast at McDonald's

    [MENTION=8056]SHAMAS[/MENTION]
    Thank You For Posting This.
    I Think This Is Absolutely Disgraceful and Is a Form Of Discrimination. What Gives McDonalds The Right To Not Serve A Person With Their Food Because of Their Social Class. What's Next? Not Serving Black People. It's Not Right...
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    Re: Teenager prevented from buying elderly homeless man breakfast at McDonald's

    Quote Originally Posted by Speed 01 View Post
    [MENTION=8056]SHAMAS[/MENTION]
    Thank You For Posting This.
    I Think This Is Absolutely Disgraceful and Is a Form Of Discrimination. What Gives McDonalds The Right To Not Serve A Person With Their Food Because of Their Social Class. What's Next? Not Serving Black People. It's Not Right...
    I agree it would appear that you can discriminate against poor people
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    Re: Teenager prevented from buying elderly homeless man breakfast at McDonald's

    [MENTION=8018]Hariz[/MENTION] and [MENTION=9217]Speed 01[/MENTION]

    You may have noted that some 6 months ago, something similar happened in India with McDonalds. When I saw this recent incident in the UK, I though there may be a pattern here based upon written or unwritten guidelines to staff. I think it is all about the image McDonald's wants to project.

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    Re: Teenager prevented from buying elderly homeless man breakfast at McDonald's

    People could protest by not going to Mcdonalds

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    Re: Teenager prevented from buying elderly homeless man breakfast at McDonald's

    [MENTION=345]Hope[/MENTION]

    If they skipped McDonald's, they wouldn't be missing much. Meat with no garlic or masala. Yeuch!
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    Re: Teenager prevented from buying elderly homeless man breakfast at McDonald's

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    Looks like a serious gathering. They may have to listen to the awaam.

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    Re: Teenager prevented from buying elderly homeless man breakfast at McDonald's

    Its unhealthy food everyone should boycott them

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    Re: Teenager prevented from buying elderly homeless man breakfast at McDonald's

    Quote Originally Posted by ArshadK View Post
    Its unhealthy food everyone should boycott them
    [MENTION=8043]ArshadK[/MENTION]
    I know it's unhealthy but only if you have it frequently.
    I would rather support a local business than go to this fast food giant.
    Nowadays all I see on the high street is fast food joints. Good shops close down and more fast food joints open.
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