Here we go again, I’ve seen this movie.
I believe we are all in agreement that when you order something hot, you should expect it to be hot. Hot coffee is served hot, if it’s not then we complain. It’s the same thing with food, if you order a burger and it’s cold most would send it back. So, it goes without saying, but I’ll say it, if you order anything served hot then we should expect it to be hot.
Here’s another hot menu item lawsuit. A woman has filed a lawsuit against McDonald’s in the Sunshine State. Local 10 TV in Florida reports that the parents are claiming that a Chicken McNugget in a Happy Meal scalded her 4-year-old daughter’s leg.
The hot chicken incident happened at a Broward County McDonald’s almost 4 years ago in 2019 when the little girl dropped a McNugget on her leg, according to the suit that was filed by the little girl’s parents. They claim, “The Chicken McNuggets inside of that Happy Meal were unreasonably and dangerously hot and caused her skin and flesh around her thighs to burn.” They also stated that the Chicken McNugget was “unfit for human handling let alone consumption.” They are seeking more than $15,000 in damages because of the incident.
The McDonald’s lawyers said that the girl was burned only because her mother allowed the dropped McNugget to sit on her leg for at least two minutes before removing it. They claimed, “This matter was looked into thoroughly,” in a statement issued by McDonalds. “Ensuring a high standard for food safety and quality means following strict policies and procedures for each product we cook and serve. Those policies and procedures were followed in this case and we therefore respectfully disagree with the plaintiff’s claims.”
No one wants a child or anyone to be injured, but this looks like just another frivolous lawsuit. In our non-scientific survey this morning, 81% of callers sided with the restaurant.