Thursday, September 20, 2007

McDonald's towel-water milkshakes

WFTV-TV in Orlando, Florida, is reporting an interesting story about milkshakes at an Orlando-area McDonald's.

According to their report and photos, the McDonald's milkshake machine was seen being filled with 'milk' from a bucket clearly labelled "Soiled Towels Only." (see photo below)

The customer who snapped the photo of the incident reported it to McDonald's corporate headquarters and received the following e-mail:

"The machine was cleaned that morning. They sanitized the bucket to capture milk and after the repair work was done they put the milk back in the machine. This was an isolated incident."

The restaurant was sited for 12 different sanitary violations in August and now state inspectors want to see these photos.

Anyone for a "Towelshake?"

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

not to defend McDonald's or anything but actually if you've ever had to suffer the pain of tearing down the shake machine and save shake mix the 5 gal towel buckets work great especially when properly washed rinsed and sanitized its definitely not Mcdonald's corporate policy to do such procedure but it runs in the lazy genes...

gippy said...

The buckets are (I hope) at least they should be properly sanitizied and cleaned beforehand. We have certain buckets used just for ice cream mix though and never use the towel buckets.

Anonymous said...

are you an idiot mr. anonymous? what works great? don't you know that everything that comes out such a machine should never go back in there?

Anonymous said...

when we saw this back in 2007,we were pissed and one of our friends made some cupcakes for them during the holidays and we all added a little dog shit to the batter and laughed when we watched them eating them

Anonymous said...

That is worse than the towel bucket and quite disgusting. You lowered yourself below mickey's.

Anonymous said...

So you saw them tip milk out of a bucket that has probably been bleached for 15 minutes since it last saw a towel, if it ever saw one, and probably only does duty for refilling he shake machine since it's an excellent tool for the job.

And this gives you the moral imperative to feed human beings on minimum wage, most of whom weren't engaged in filling the shake machine at all dog shit.

You are a far stupider, nastier and horrible person than the shake machine fillers. Take a look in the mirror. Does it make you feel clever? It probably does doesn't it. Scum.

Anonymous said...

Amazing!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

im so up for a shake right now :NOT: thats pretty bad

Anonymous said...

The reason I think this happened was probably that that is usually how to treat the store. They probably don't clean it very well. Another reason could've been because of the low pay. Perhaps the guy who put the milk in the towel bucket was mad that he wasn't getting paid enough.