A woman in her 30s got a nasty surprise when she bit into her hamburger at McDonald’s: it contained a dead lizard.
The mother of an eight-month-old baby decided to stop breastfeeding as a precaution, as this animal can transmit salmonella, she told our colleagues. She immediately went to McDonald’s to demand an explanation. There he was offered a small discount on his next meal. The young woman then published a post on social networks in which she filmed the burger in question.
A lawsuit for endangering the lives of others.
The next day, her doctor gave her antibiotics because the young woman was nauseous, explains Le Parisien. Then finally one of the McDonald’s managers contacted her to offer her an arrangement. The customer then consulted legal counsel, who kept the burger in the refrigerator for several weeks. The latter initiated proceedings against McDonald’s for endangering life.
Contacted by our colleagues, the company claims to have conducted an internal investigation at the time of the events, with no result. She also emphasizes that throughout the development of our menus, many audits and controls are carried out both at our suppliers and within the company. The case will be judged by the Pontoise court in February 2023.
— Lele 👸🏼 (@LGhost_) February 12, 2021
Cash investigation: Élise Lucet would never take her daughter to a meal at McDonald’s.
Élise Lucet is not a Big Mac fan. The journalist was a guest of Buzz TV, a program of Le Figaro, on Thursday 7 April to speak behind the scenes of the next episode of Cash Investigation, which will be broadcast on France 2 the same evening. Under the title It’s like that at McDonald’s ? it is dedicated to the rather dubious practices of the American fast-food giant.
Adults, children, the elderly. McDonald’s has nevertheless managed to attract imitators from around the world, all ages combined. There are more than 1,400 restaurants in France, selling almost 2 million meals a day.
Is this woman suing McDonald’s for finding a dead lizard in her burger aware that there was another dead animal in the sandwich too?
Let’s get ALL the animals off our plates. https://t.co/Ek2Vv8vpDJ
— PETA France (@PETA_France) July 25, 2022
But it is certainly not Élise Lucet who contributed to this success. I must have eaten there five times in my life. It was during filming when there was nothing else and I had no choice, she told Buzz TV, adding that she prefers to cook with natural ingredients. This is why she never took her daughter there:
When she was old enough to understand, I told my daughter I would never take her to McDonald’s and Disney. Despite this, she never discouraged them from consuming McDonald’s. Other people took them. She liked it, but she liked it less and less, she explained.
— CASH INVESTIGATION (@cashinvestigati) April 7, 2022
A year-long investigation
Problematic nutritional balance, questionable management methods, employment contracts that circumvent the law, abusive terminations. For this new episode of Cash Investigation, journalist Zoé de Bussière conducted the investigation for over a year. Another reporter from the team managed to get a job at one of the chain’s restaurants.
She filmed her interview and her conversations with her colleagues with a hidden camera. For example, we learn that she was forced to work 15 hours a week, while according to the Labor Code, the minimum part-time job is 24 hours. A labor inspectorate that sticks its nose in there and seeks confessions from workers would be forced to intervene, Zoé de Bussière said in an interview with Figaro.fr published on April 7.
The Cash Investigation team also reveals some of McDonald’s qualities. It’s a company that remains interested in improving the points on which it has long been criticized. When it comes to showing the composition of the food, McDonald’s makes an effort. They prefer French suppliers of meat and have imported vegetables and fruit, the journalist said. The episode will be broadcast on France 2 this Thursday, April 7th at 9:05 p.m.