There is still controversy over McDonald’s hot coffee.
Joan Fino, 74, of Clovis, California, is the latest to sue the fast-food giants for groin burns that they said were caused by McDonald’s coffee. About 14 months ago, Fino McDonald’s ordered two cups of coffee. When the glasses were handed over to Fino, he said that one of the covers was not attached properly.
The coffee spilled and caused “severe genital burns,” attorney Nicholas “Butch” Wagner said Friday. And it’s still burning.
According to Wagner, McDonald’s keeps its coffee at dangerously high temperatures so that it tastes fresh longer and less coffee is wasted.
There are many complaints regarding the Hot Coffee of the McDonald’s, but unfortunately, they haven’t been taking the appropriate steps to solve the same. You can save the production costs but not by compromising the quality of the products served on your premises.
What’s the solution?
McDonald’s did not immediately respond to a request from the Huffington Post for comment. Twenty-one years ago, a jury ordered McDonald’s to pay Stella Liebeck $ 2.9 million (later reduced to $ 500,000 by a judge) after a cup of McDonald’s coffee spilled on her lap, causing serious injury. who had to go to the hospital. Like a recent video from the New York Times and the 2011 “Hot Coffee” documentary note, media reports about Liebeck made many Americans think it was easy.
But the reality is that McDonald’s was serving coffee at 180 to 190 degrees at the time, ten degrees more than what people normally do at home. Since the Liebeck case, other McDonald’s have been prosecuted for the temperature of the coffee. According to the NYT video, the company is now asking franchisees to serve coffee that’s 10 degrees cooler than when Liebeck burned.
The gist of Fino’s lawsuit, which was filed with the Fresno District Supreme Court, is that McDonald’s still deliberately serves coffee at high temperatures, Wagner argues. It has happened before, and it is still happening. What are the steps taken by the company to avoid an unwanted outcome?