A woman has claimed that a McDonald’s crew member stopped her from buying a burger for a homeless man.
Gretchen (not her real name) said she wanted to buy food for the “shivering” man but a staff member said it would encourage him to stay in the restaurant’s vicinity.
The incident allegedly took place at the fast food restaurant in Harpurhey, England.
According to Gretchen, she ordered Happy Meals for her children then asked for a burger meal for the homeless man.
She was refused so she drove to KFC to buy the man a hot meal.
“I was told at Harpurhey McDonald’s that they would not be selling me any food for the elderly man,” her post read.
She said the old man was shivering and begging for food because he was so hungry.
“I was apparently ‘allowed’ to purchase a happy meal for my children but no food or hot drinks for the homeless man because ‘they were trying to get rid of him and if I feed him he will stay’,” added Gretchen.
She said she found the crew member’s action “absolutely appalling.”
A McDonald’s spokeswoman said they have no policy in place prohibiting service to homeless persons or those wishing to buy food on their behalf.
"We regret when this has to happen, but reiterate it is done so based on an individual’s behaviour and nothing else,” she said.
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Source: Mirror UK