McDonald’s Continues Serving Food After Customer Dies At The Counter

McDonald’s’ indifference to the death of its customers is kind of what you would expect. Via the Huffington Post:

A McDonald’s restaurant in Sibenik, Croatia, is drawing international attention today after workers there reportedly continued to make and sell food after a female customer collapsed and died at the counter. Croatian newspaper 24sata reports that, despite the death of the McDonald’s customer, “employees continued to work as if nothing had happened.”

An ambulance, called by the woman’s husband, responded quickly, though emergency personnel could not revive her. While relatives mourned, adds 24sata, the woman’s body was covered with a sheet until the coroner reportedly arrived an hour and a half later. All the while, the fast food eatery apparently stayed open for business.

18 Comments on "McDonald’s Continues Serving Food After Customer Dies At The Counter"

  1. Ba Da Bah Bah Bah!

  2. Liam_McGonagle | Jul 27, 2012 at 2:26 pm |

    This never would have happened if there’d been a 3-month waiting period for that Big Mac or if the bathroom attendants had been packing heat.

    • Liam_McGonagle | Jul 27, 2012 at 2:37 pm |

      Scratch that.  There’s a better solution here:  body cavity search before diners proceed to the order station.

      After all, Ronald’s already wearing gloves.

  3. Mattcrobson | Jul 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm |

    Fast Food’s new motto – The Quick and the Dead.

  4. Now be honest: Who was worst?  The business that kept selling or the customers who kept buying?

    • Jin The Ninja | Jul 27, 2012 at 4:48 pm |

       the economic model that says individuals are not citizens nor people but consumers and business should capitalise off of said consumers, and commodify basic human needs and social services for the most profit- while dispensing ill health and environmental destruction.

    • DeepCough | Jul 27, 2012 at 5:58 pm |

      All great clusterfucks are at least two-fold.

    • Schmucker85 | Jul 28, 2012 at 7:48 am |

      They all are. People are fucked up.

  5. lifobryan | Jul 27, 2012 at 4:40 pm |

    Of course McDonalds would continue to sell “food” despite a customer’s death at the counter. That particular woman just happened to die more abruptly than everyone else they are serving. The other customers are dying incrementally of Type 2 Diabetes & heart disease. 

  6. Dingdongshlong | Jul 27, 2012 at 7:11 pm |

    who the hell seriously cares

  7. What the McFuck?

  8. Heymrpaul | Sep 29, 2012 at 11:23 am |

    Hey look, when you eat at McDonald’s you can’t expect to live forever.  Why is everyone acting like this was the first and only time?  Come on!  Have you ever read the ingredients label?  Or read ANYTHING in your life about nutrition?  Give me a break.  They put 50,000 miles on every quart of Lard they fry in, it’s amazing they aren’t dropping like flies during all three shifts.

    Besides, dying at the counter is against company policy.   She was supposed to have wandered outside before collapsing.  Those registers are busy, and people in line don’t have all freakin day you know.

  9. Why should a restaurant shut down for the day because a person dies at the counter for reasons not objectively, immediately and directly related to the business itself? Out of respect to a dead person (whom I’d put money on betting really has no opinion either way on the subject)? How about staying open out of respect to the people who work at McDonald’s not because they enjoy it but because they need the work hours to live? 

    And sure, the food is terribly unhealthy, but it’s not the responsibility of the business to educate the consumer on his or her own nutrition. The information is available everywhere, including the restaurant itself. When it comes to putting something in your body that ultimately determines your SURVIVAL, don’t you think it’s not only a responsibility but an obligation to yourself to know what it is and how it’s going to affect you? McDonald’s sucks, but it’s not a secret. Choosing to be unhealthy is not a disease. 

  10. Why should a restaurant shut down for the day because a person dies at the counter for reasons not objectively, immediately and directly related to the business itself? Out of respect to a dead person (whom I’d put money on betting really has no opinion either way on the subject)? How about staying open out of respect to the people who work at McDonald’s not because they enjoy it but because they need the work hours to live? 

    And sure, the food is terribly unhealthy, but it’s not the responsibility of the business to educate the consumer on his or her own nutrition. The information is available everywhere, including the restaurant itself. When it comes to putting something in your body that ultimately determines your SURVIVAL, don’t you think it’s not only a responsibility but an obligation to yourself to know what it is and how it’s going to affect you? McDonald’s sucks, but it’s not a secret. Choosing to be unhealthy is not a disease. 

  11. When did McDonald’s start selling food?

  12. When did McDonald’s start selling food?

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