Only a clown would serve coffee heated to 190 degrees(!)
It hit the headlines a few weeks ago, a young woman had a coffee from a McDonald’s takeaway, her boyfriend drove off, took a corner too fast, the hot coffee was spilled in her lap, she suffered third degree burns. She sued McDonald’s.
The trolls crawled out from beneath their stones, attacked her for her stupidity.
Not a word of sympathy that she had suffered third degree burns.
Only one problem, the story was fake, it had been planted by McDonald’s to distract from the real story.
There was no young woman, there was no boyfriend taking a corner too fast.
There was a 79-year-old lady sat in a car in a car park with her grandson. She accidentally split coffee in her lap. Nothing more serious than wet stained clothes. Only it was, because McDonald’s delivered the coffee way too hot, scalding hot, as result the lady ended up in hospital with third degree burns, life threatening injuries and nearly died. And as this was the US, a hefty medical bill.
The lady admitted, the spilt coffee was an accident, but it was not an accident the coffee was delivered too hot. That was the fault of McDonald’s. And this was not the only case. Several hundred cases of customers burnt due to McDonald’s serving scalding hot coffee. Clearly McDonald’s were negligent and liable for the injuries, the least they could so was pay this lady’s medical bills. They refused. It was with reluctance the lady sued McDonald’s.
The court imposed punitive damages against McDonald’s.