September 25, 2010

Man Settles McDonalds Exploding Sandwich Lawsuit - Waistlines Still Exploding at McDonalds


A Florida man has settled his $2 million lawsuit against a McDonald's restaurant in southwest Virginia that allegedly served him a chicken sandwich that exploded with hot grease. Terms of the settlement entered Friday in Alexandria were not disclosed.

The long-running case began in 2005 when carnival operator Frank Sutton of Brooksville, Fla., ordered a fried chicken sandwich at a McDonald's in the Daniel Boone truck stop in Duffield, Va. He said he suffered burns to his mouth and lips when it spewed scalding grease after he bit into it.

A judge dismissed the lawsuit in 2008, saying that Sutton should have tested the temperature of his sandwich before ate it. But a federal appeals court disagreed and sent the case back for a second trial. That trial had been scheduled to start next week.

12 comments:

  1. as much as i hated the woman who sued mcdonald's because she spilled hot coffee on her retarded self, i can see this one happening.

    nothing out of the ordinary happened. he bit into a sandwich. that's the intent of the sandwich.

    i'd have to hear more about this before i spew indignation...

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  2. This is something that could legitimately work out. When I eat a sandwich, I expect it to be hot yes. I don't expect it, however, to shoot scalding hot grease at me.

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  3. damn! i gotta be careful when i eat at mcdonalds next time. the food could explode and i might die!

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  4. Good lord are you serious? What was he expecting? A sandwich to shoot cold grease into his mouth when he ate it? He would have complained in this situation as well!

    You just can't please some people...

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  6. How does a sandwich explode with grease I wonder.

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  7. Serve food full of grease, they said.

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