McDonald’s is the world’s largest restaurant chain by revenue, serving more than 69 million customers every day in more than 100 countries through 37,855 outlets as of 2018. And although McDonald’s is best known for its burgers, cheeseburgers, and french fries, it’s actually more popular as a hangout place for teens! But recently a McDonald’s restaurant in Lord Street, Liverpool has banned minors from eating there after 5:00 p.m. without an adult. Wonder why? The issue behind the temporary ban is quite serious. One of their staff had been recently subjected to verbal and physical abuse. Teens eve teasing, using abusive language, being rude, etc is quite common and no restaurant will tolerate such behavior. Read on to know more about the issue faced by the Liverpool McDonald’s Outlet.
What Led To The Temporary Ban Of U18s At The McDonald’s Outlet?
According to a Daily Mail Uk report, a temporary ban has been imposed on unaccompanied under-18s coming after 5 pm at McDonald’s in Lord Street, Liverpool, England. A spokesperson for McD revealed to Insider that the restaurant introduced the temporary ban after employees had been subjected to verbal and physical abuse.
A customer also witnessed ‘large groups of kids’ being moved on from a nearby cinema and park in the area the night before.
‘As I was leaving the security guard stopped a man he believed to be a teenager and told him they weren’t allowing people under 18 into the restaurant after 5 pm without an adult with them,’ revealed another customer to Manchester Evening News. Most Twitter users also expressed how the ban is a necessary step taken by the Mcd outlet in Liverpool!
Take a look:
I totally support that new #McDonalds ban on minors dining without an adult after 5pm.
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I was recently at a #Subway & witnessed these teens taunting, bullying all while recording the worker there.
Modern day parents are raising trash human beings.
— KneeGrowChronicles (@JcKoand) August 3, 2022
Increase In The Number Of Incidents Of Anti-social Behaviour In The Area
A spokesperson revealed to Insider that over recent weeks, they had seen an increase in the number of incidents of anti-social behavior in the area near the Mcdonald’s outlet, with their people being subjected to verbal and physical abuse. And as the McDonald’s outlet maintain a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to crime and anti-social behavior, they have temporarily restricted restaurant access to U18s from 5:00 p.m.
“This decision was not taken lightly and we are working closely with the police to find a resolution and help reduce these incidents,” the spokesperson added.
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