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‘Raccoon fight, 800 police calls a yr’: ‘World’s worst’ McDonald’s to shut down

World News‘Raccoon fight, 800 police calls a yr’: 'World's worst' McDonald's to shut down

Oh McDonald’s A restaurant in Ottawa, Canada dubbed the “worst McDonald’s in the world” is closing up shop after 38 years. The shop on Rideau Street made headlines in 2013 when a viral video showed a man pulling a raccoon out of his sweater during an altercation between more than 15 people at the restaurant.

The owner of the building said CTV It is reported that the outlet will officially close in April 2023 as it has decided not to renew its lease. The space will be available for rent from July. From drug deals to sex near toilets, the outlet reportedly generated 150 emergency calls to police in 2022, down from 800 in 2018.

In 2018, another video showed three men hitting each other with a pavement signboard. The clip was titled ‘Legendary Rideau McDonald’s’. One customer who reviewed the restaurant on TripAdvisor even called it “vomit-inducing and dangerous,” while a Reddit user, who claimed to be a former manager of the fast-food chain’s infamous outlet, alleged that customers He also threatened to kill the staff.

After several tumultuous episodes, Police Chief Charles Bordello sent a letter to the president and CEO of McDonald’s Canada expressing concern over “criminal activity and social disorder” at the Rideau branch.

The operating hours of the 24-hour franchise were changed from 6 am to 10 pm to reduce violent incidents. Although this did not make much of a profit, it did reduce revenue.

However, building owner Peter Crosthwaite told CTV that the pandemic, freedom rallies and a new subway, which destroyed Rideau Street, also contributed to the restaurant’s woes.

Meanwhile, McDonald’s will join a growing list of companies that have cut staff in recent months, as the fast-food chain may lay off employees in some departments in April, CEO Chris Kempczynski said. in accordance,

“We will look at our strategy and our values ​​as we approach these decisions and support each affected member of the company. We will begin announcing key decisions by April 3,” read a letter from the CEO. .


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