McDonalds tries to ban youths, but can't spell
It seems some people can't do write for doing wrong, even when badly spelled. The management of a London branch of McDonalds have been forced to apologise and retract a ban on youths after putting up this mis-spelled sign in the window of the branch in Sidcup.
But despite their shocking English skills (let's face it, they are working in McDonalds), you have to have some sympathy for the management, who put up the sign after a group of teenagers caused "sustained disruption" on a Saturday night.
Unfortunately for the branch, however, even before the Great Golden Arches in the sky overturned the ban, the teenagers themselves had already outwitted the management. One customer told the London Evening Standard “I couldn't help but laugh because it was full of youths at 6.50pm."
Welcoming said spotty youths with open arms, a McDonald's spokeswoman said: “I can confirm that there is no age restriction policy in place at the McDonald's restaurant on Sidcup High Street" but acknowledged the management had taken “urgent steps to try and prevent repeat anti-social behaviour." Police confirmed they were called to the branch to investigate anti-social behaviour.
The spokeswoman continued: “McDonald's is a family-friendly restaurant that welcomes everyone through its doors."
While clearly being politically correct, many city and town centre branches of the fast food chain sport bouncers in the evenings to try and reduce the amount of unacceptable behaviour in the stores. Surely the branch in question was only trying to serve the majority of its customers, rather than rendering the whole restaurant inaccessible owing to a minority group of oiks.
Perhaps the sign was incorrect. Perhaps the first word should have been 'All' and the mis-spelled word was actually 'severed'…