'Close to tears': Man slams ‘absolutely disgusting’ scenes at McDonald’s

Olivia Lambert
·News Editor
·2-min read

A McDonald’s customer has shamed the restaurant for scenes he describes as “absolutely disgusting” after an overworked employee close to tears was forced to deal with a stack of orders alone.

A video taken at the fast food branch in West London in the UK shows the worker organising dozens of bags on a table inside the restaurant while a drove of people wait outside.

The young worker is seen adding more order bags to the table and running back to the kitchen to retrieve more.

A man recording the video that was later posted to Twitter can be heard saying: “Look at this, no staff. A multibillion dollar company can’t afford one person to just stand here.”

A stack of McDonald's orders are seen on a table as an employee runs more over.
A McDonald's worker was filmed dealing with a stack of orders alone. Source: Twitter/@wxhbi

“About 15 drivers outside waiting to pick up their Uber Eats orders, and they had one woman alone running back and fourth between the kitchen and handing out the orders,” he wrote.

“She was so overwhelmed and she was close to tears.”

The man added the worker got to a point where she was “frozen to the spot not knowing what to do”.

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“Shameful display of management from a billion dollar company – can’t afford to pay ($15) an hour for at least one more person to help her,” he said.

As the UK is currently experiencing a third strict Covid lockdown, McDonald’s is open for drive-thru and delivery only.

It comes as a man in Australia was blasted for not complying with Covid-safe practices as footage emerged of a man’s aggressive behaviour inside a McDonald’s restaurant at the weekend.

In a statement, NSW Police said staff asked the man to complete a Covid-safe check-in before he allegedly became aggressive and verbally abused staff.

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