When you order a McDonald’s meal and it’s ‘grossly overpriced,’ how to complain to your waiter
McDonald’s will not be paying a court order to compensate a New Jersey man who alleges he was denied food and service because the fast food giant didn’t offer him what he ordered.
In December, Michael J. Shabazz filed a federal lawsuit against the fast-food chain, accusing it of failing to provide him the service he requested, the New York Post reported.
Shabazz, 56, was dining at a McDonalds in the Queens borough of New York City when the restaurant employee informed him that his order had been overpriced.
Shabadazz, who is diabetic, said he was so upset he asked for a refund.
He said the restaurant manager explained that he didn’t have the money to pay the bill, so the waiter then told him he would have to pay for the food and the drinks.
Shavazz also said he told the waiter he had to pay a $20 tip because he had diabetes.
When Shabadazz was served his meal, the waiter told him that the bill would not be paid and that the food would have “to go,” the Post reported, citing Shabadaz’s lawyer.
Shafaz filed the lawsuit in New York on Nov. 13, alleging he was “treated like a second class citizen” and that his right to food and a proper meal was violated by McDonalds.
The restaurant did not respond to a request for comment from ABC News.
Shaharazz said McDonalds did not tell him the bill was going to be paid because the server was not the manager, according to the New Jersey attorney general’s office.
The lawsuit also alleged that the employee failed to give Shabadafaz an invoice for the meal.
The suit alleges that McDonalds “knew that Mr. Shabadavaz’s condition could not be remedied by any normal course of business,” and that it “knowingly allowed his condition to deteriorate in such a way as to deprive Mr. Shaabanz of the reasonable compensation for his medical needs and his health.”ABC News’ John Schoenberg contributed to this report.