MC Donald’s France has apologized after the unpleasant episode that happened a few days ago in the restaurant Hyères in Var. On July 25, two homeless were given food by an employee of the Cote d’Azur restaurant who renounced to it himself.
The management did not appreciate this initiative and some days later has displayed a note that expressed its opinion about what happened: “Following the accident that occurred on July 25, it is formally forbidden to give food to tramps. As a reminder, staff meals must be eaten on the spot. Staff meals are a personal benefit and they should be consumed only by the employees” . The note continued with a hint of sarcasm: “McDonald’s is not here to feed all the hungry people of the country! Every infraction of the previously mentioned procedure will be punished by dismissal”
The event recalled a case that happened months ago and which sparked discussion: detergents were spread on purpose on food thrown away in the fast food’s dumpsters in order to avoid them being eaten by homeless people.
At any rate, Mc Donald’s France has apologized, claiming that this action aimed “at preventing accidents and at ensuring their clients’ safety”. The chain has admitted also that the note was written in a clumsy way and that “the management swiftly withdrew it”. The employee who has raised the issue has no regrets and asserts that “the smile of the people whom I gave my meal was priceless. The world is not right”.