Hungover Student Forced To Investigate McDonald's Burger As Label Said It Contained 'Only Ketamine'
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A woman got more than she bargained for when she ordered a burger from her local McDonald's.
Emily Somers, from Leeds, needed something to sooth her soul following a big night out for her 21st birthday, and opted for a cheeky Maccies. Obviously.
However, she was taken aback when her McPlant burger arrived with a bizarre, and pretty worrying, note attached to it last Sunday (19 June).
In a photo, the box containing her meal has a handwritten label on it, with the words 'only ketamin' [with the 'e' missing] scrawled across it in pen.
Understandably concerned by the message, Emily and her boyfriend Zac Parker pulled the burger apart to double check that there was nothing sinister hiding between the buns.
After eating the meal, Emily complained to McDonald's, sharing a photo of the burger to Twitter, and was later given a £7.50 voucher for her trouble.
Speaking about the incident, Emily said: "When Zac noticed it, we were so confused. It was so random. It was suggesting they'd laced my burger with drugs.
"I took everything off and inspected it because I had to check to see if it had been tampered with.
"The fact it goes through the kitchen and then someone delivers it, that puts a bit of worry on your mind."
Adding: "I took it quite well initially but then I thought what if it was a mum ordering it for a child. You can't [write] that. It's inappropriate.
"I didn't anticipate any actual ketamine being in there and understood it was probably some employee humour, but I was very apprehensive about eating it.
"There should be more quality control and an investigation into the branch and staff that were dealing with the order."
Emily thinks that it was probably a case of staff just having a laugh at her £19 'only ketchup' order, which she made through Uber Eats.
A McDonald's spokesperson apologised for the note and said the matter has been looked into.
"We have fully investigated this incident and have found nothing to suggest the box left the restaurant in this way," the fast-food giant said.
"We are, of course, disappointed the customer did not have the experience they expected, and apologise for any offence caused."
Uber Eats said they had spoken to the courier involved, who told them that they neither opened nor tampered with the bag.
A spokesperson for the delivery firm said: "We want everyone who uses the Uber Eats platform to have the best possible experience.
"This is a concerning report and we are in contact with McDonalds to understand what happened."