ITT: Dark/weird fast food stories or urban legends, or unusual personal experiences
>On January 30, 1989, Kenneth Lamar Noid, a mentally ill customer who thought the ads were a personal attack on him, held two employees of an Atlanta Domino's restaurant hostage for over five hours. After forcing them to make him a pizza and making demands for $100,000, getaway transportation, and a copy of The Widow's Son, Noid surrendered to the police. After the incident ended, Police Chief Reed Miller offered a memorable assessment to reporters: "He's paranoid." Noid was charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, extortion, and possession of a firearm during a crime. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity. Noid spent three months in a mental institution, and eventually committed suicide in 1995. This incident caused Domino's Pizza to discontinue advertising using the Noid as their mascot.
I've always wondered if he was completely fucked in the head or if he just wanted to mess with the guard.
Any info on this one?
I'd be eating as much fatty, stinky food as possible so when I void my bowels it makes one big ass mess.
Vegemite initially had trouble gaining traction in Australia due to Marmite already dominating the market. For a period it was renamed Parwill, on the basis that if Ma might, Pa will. The pun didn't help sales at all and the name eventually reverted to Vegemite.
It took a bunch of cockamamie about Vegemite being a health food to make it the American-owned national icon it is today.
>In April 1991, rumors began circulating in Black neighborhoods that the beverage was laced with a secret ingredient that would sterilize black men. The beverage quickly earned the nickname "Tropical Fanticide." The rumors claimed that the Ku Klux Klan was actually bottling the product and using the low price to attract poor citizens. Similar unfounded rumors about Klan involvement periodically have plagued the Church's Fried Chicken chain and Snapple soft drinks.
>Later that year the rumor spread rapidly and provoked violence in many city neighborhoods. Attacks occurred on delivery trucks and storekeepers who stocked Tropical Fantasy. Due to these rumors and rising suspicions, sales of the beverage plummeted by 70%.
>Investigations found the claims to be as preposterous. Sales recovered only after an extensive public relations campaign that included then-New York City Mayor David N. Dinkins, who is Black, drinking a bottle of the soda for television news cameras.
>By mid June 1991 the attacks had stopped and the sales had rebounded, but the dark rumors about Tropical Fantasy were not forgotten. Even today, the rumors are still circulating. Many young teenagers refer to the beverages as "Bummies" and "Nutties", mainly due to the rumor that it kills sperm. This is not however limited to the Tropical Fantasy beverage. Other beverages such as "City Club", "Top Pop", and "C&C", are ridiculed in exactly the same way.
I read a fast food book a while back with horror stories from the industry and apparently a worker fell into a vat containing beef tallow that was being rendered.
Rather than shutting down production they left the body which was broken down and distributed to McDonalds restaurants.
Probably an old wives tale but still interesting.
I'm a honky and this was still a pretty widely-circulated rumor when I was young. In the pre-internet days people were a lot more credulous. Something about Yellow 5 killing sperm. I still drank it because it was 50 cents for 30 ounces or so.
This makes me sad.
I mean, I believe in the death penalty for people who murder others in cold blood, for sure, BUT, purposefully causing the death of people still bothers me (as it should bother anyone with a conscious) and it especially bothers me when it's someone who's basically a retard and doesn't understand what's happening to them (although, that may be a blessing in disguise).
>The Burger Chef murders began at a Burger Chef restaurant in Speedway, Indiana, on the night of November 17, 1978. Four young employees went missing in what was initially thought to be a petty theft by themselves of cash from the restaurant safe, but by Saturday morning became a clear case of robbery-kidnap and by Sunday, when their bodies were discovered, one of murder. While investigators believe they have identified some or all of the perpetrators, without physical evidence they have not been able to prosecute those who remain alive.
>At some point between 11:00 PM (closing time) and midnight on Friday, November 17, 1978, Jayne Friedt, 20, Daniel Davis, 16, Mark Flemmonds, 16, and Ruth Ellen Shelton, 18, employees of a Burger Chef restaurant in Speedway, Indiana, located at 5725 Crawfordsville Road, disappeared. A fellow employee who came by at midnight to visit the four noticed that the restaurant was empty and the back door ajar and raised the alarm.
>Originally, police did not consider this a serious case, given management reported the loss of only approximately $500 from the safe and no clear signs of a struggle. It was thought to be a case of petty embezzlement, with the assumption that the pilfered cash had been used by the youths to go partying that night. Change had not been taken from the registers. Though the purses of the missing women had been left at the shop, the petty theft theory initially seemed most likely and the scene was cleaned up by employees early Saturday morning.
>When the four did not show on Saturday morning and Friedt's Vega was found partially locked in town, concerns grew. It became evident that they had been abducted while closing up the restaurant for the night, with the attack possibly beginning as they removed trash bags out the back door.
>On Sunday afternoon, hikers found the bodies of the four over 20 mi (32 km) away in the rural woods of Johnson County. Both Davis and Shelton had been shot execution-style numerous times with a .38 calibre firearm. Friedt had been stabbed twice in the chest. The handle of the knife had broken off and was missing; the blade was later recovered during an autopsy. Flemmonds had suffered a blunt-force head injury, which coroners had believed he had suffered when he fled his captors, only to have the misfortune of colliding with a heavy object, possibly a tree trunk, which thwarted his flight. Flemmonds was later determined to have been bludgeoned- possibly with a chain- prior to his death.
>“The U.S. Government And Monsanto Are Teaming Up Against Opponents Of Genetically-Modified Food”
>The establishment does not like those that are trying to stand in the way of genetically-modified food. The following is from a recent Activist Post article…
>A shocking new investigative report from the largest daily newspaper in Germany alleges that Monsanto, the US Military and the US government have colluded to track and disrupt both anti-GMO activists and independent scientists who study the adverse effects of genetically modified food.
>As revealed yesterday by Sustainable Pulse, on July 13th the German newspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung detailed information on how the US Government “advances the interests of their corporations,” focusing on Monsanto as a prime example.
>The report titled, “The Sinister Monsanto Group: ‘Agent Orange’ to Genetically Modified Corn,” described a ‘new fangled cyber war’ being waged against both eco-activists and independent scientists by supporters and former employees of Monsanto, who are described as “operationally powerful assistants” and who have taken up sometimes high-ranking posts in the US administration, regulatory authorities, and some of whom have connections deep within the military industrial establishment, including the CIA.
>A newly published study in Harvard’s The Lancet weighs in on the toxins causing autism and ADHD (attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder). Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) say that along with these numerous environmental toxins, fluoridated water is adding to the higher incident of both cognitive and behavioral disorders.
>Even small amounts of fluoride consumed from tap water can damage your bones, teeth, brain, disrupt your thyroid function, lower IQ and/or cause cancer, according to evidence revealed in a groundbreaking 2006 National Research Council (NRC) fluoride report produced by a panel of experts who reviewed hundreds of published fluoride studies.
>Back in 2012, the Vancouver Sun reported that cesium-137 was being found in a very high percentage of the fish that Japan was selling to Canada…
• 73 percent of the mackerel
• 91 percent of the halibut
• 92 percent of the sardines
• 93 percent of the tuna and eel
• 94 percent of the cod and anchovies
• 100 percent of the carp, seaweed, shark and monkfish
Sounds like Upton Sinclaire's The Jungle. A worker fell into a meat grinder and no one reported it. People all over the nation essentially ate a guy without knowing.
Interesting non fictional read that birthed the FDA.
>Go get a slurpee from a shell gas station
>Get one for a friend as well
>Topping it off there was this black worm like thing
>Look at it closely
>A fucking leech in a slurpee
>Flick it off then give the slurpee to my friend
Never bought slurpees from shell again.
Tbh, fluoridated water doesn't make sense
Fluorine is good for your teeth; it doesn't logically follow it should be swallowed
We already have toothpaste with fluorine. Those who can't afford toothpaste have bigger problems senpai
This article was pretty interesting http://health.howstuffworks.com/wellness/oral-care/procedures/fluoride.htm
GMO's? Nothing inherently.
Corporate owned, trademarked and patented GMO's that are en masse sprayed with toxic pesticides that kill pollinating insects and leech into groundwater? A whole fuckin lot.
>Those who can't afford toothpaste have bigger problems senpai
This is a poor argument, you're stating that people who have nothing shouldn't get anything. The amount of fluoride in the water is well below lethal or damaging levels but its enough to be therapeutic. Given that teeth condition is a strong indicator of future earning potential, it is a good thing to do for all citizens.
Also, the article that is quoted from (which is only reported on a bunch of hippy/conspiritard sites) is based on a false premise. The lancet article its referring to looked at industrial products being added to the water in much larger amounts than what is used municipally. Yes, too much fluoride is bad for you; as is too much oxygen or water.
Are you honestly arguing that everybody should be swallowing fluoride just so the absolutely impoverished can have a chance to swish a bit over their teeth while drinking tap water?
Providing community tanks where they can soak their teeth in a fluoride solution once a month would be cheaper and more effective.
Everyone benefits from better teeth because of fluoride in the water, even rich kids forget to brush. The amounts of fluoride in the water is well below what would be even remotely damaging to a child let alone a grown human and it doesn't cost very much to add it to the municipal water supply. There is literally no harm in it and fluoridated water is one of the most effective public health campaigns in modern history.
>soak their teeth
Not how it works, chief.
didnt take long for this thread to get mucked up with delusional bullshit.
>The strip search phone call scam is a series of incidents that extended over a period of about ten years before an arrest was made in 2004. The incidents involved a man calling a restaurant or grocery store, claiming to be a police officer and then convincing managers to conduct strip searches of female employees, and to perform other bizarre acts on behalf of "the police". The calls were most often placed to fast-food restaurants in small towns, located in rural areas of the United States.
>Over 70 such occurrences were reported in 30 U.S. states, until an incident in 2004 in Mount Washington, Kentucky (population 9,117), finally led to the arrest of David Richard Stewart, a 37‑year-old employee of Corrections Corporation of America, a firm contracted by several states to provide corrections officers at private detention facilities.
Some notable incidents were:
>Two calls were reported in 1992: one in Devils Lake, North Dakota, and another in Fallon, Nevada.
>On November 30, 2000, a female McDonald's manager in Leitchfield, Kentucky, undressed herself in the presence of a customer. The caller had convinced her that the customer was a "suspected sex offender" and that the manager, serving as bait, would enable undercover police officers to arrest him.
>On January 26, 2003, an Applebee's assistant manager subjected a waitress to a 90-minute strip search after receiving a collect call from someone who purported to be a regional manager for Applebee's.
>In February 2003, a call was made to a McDonald's in Hinesville, Georgia. The female manager (who believed she was speaking to a police officer who was with the director of operations for the restaurant's upper management) took a 19‑year-old female employee into the women's bathroom and strip-searched her. She also brought in a 55‑year-old male employee, who conducted a body cavity search of the woman to "uncover hidden drugs." >McDonald's and GWD Management Corporation (owner and operator of the involved McDonald's restaurant) were taken to court over the incident. In 2005, U.S. District Judge John F. Nangle granted a summary judgment to McDonald's and denied, in part, a summary judgment to GWD Management. In 2006, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the judgments.
>On June 3, 2003, a Taco Bell manager in Juneau, Alaska, undressed a 14‑year-old female customer and forced her to perform lewd acts at the request of a caller who had claimed he was working with Taco Bell management to investigate drug abuse.
>In July 2003, a 36‑year-old Winn-Dixie grocery store manager in Panama City, Florida, received a call instructing him to bring a 19‑year-old female cashier (who matched a description provided by the caller) into an office where she was to be strip-searched. The cashier was forced to undress and pose in various positions as part of the search. The incident ended when another manager entered the office to retrieve a set of keys.
>In March 2004, a 17‑year-old female customer at a Taco Bell in Fountain Hills, Arizona, was strip-searched by a manager who had received a call from a man claiming to be a police officer.
I was having dinner at a nice restaurant called Bridges with my partner and her three kids for her birthday, along with their elderly lady nanny.
I decided to order the jambalaya but I asked the waiter to make mine not spicy (because I'm allergic to pepper). The food arrived quickly and it looked terrific but as soon as I took the first bite I started to cough, then began to choke. To my horror I realized that the jambalaya had pepper in it - a LOT of pepper. The choking got worse and I couldn't breathe but then the nanny came running over yelling
"HELP IS ON THE WAY DEAR!"
She got into position behind me and started to firmly give me the heimlich maneuver. After what felt like forever a piece of shrimp flew out of my throat and suddenly I could breathe again. I turn to thank her for saving my life but I froze when I saw that her "face" was a prosthetic and had peeled off. My date's nanny was a man!
The funny thing about The Jungle is that only a few pages were devoted to the meat industry. It was mostly about how shitty it was to be a poor immigrant in a big city, but people chose to ignore that.
I'm not sure if this really counts, but I was in school when the news anchor shooting thing down in Virginia happened?
We have flat screen tv monitors in our cafeteria and got the tail end of what happened sometime during lunch. I remember we were put on lockdown when it happened and being stuck in there for a good or so thirty minutes. I didn't get the full story until I got home though. Jack shit ever happens in Roanoke so it was kind of surreal knowing that wild shit like that happened so close to where I live.
He had schizophrenia, not 'I'm an asshole' disease.
He may well have also been a dick but the man couldn't always distinguish fantasy from reality and was clearly not getting adequate treatment.
Doesn't matter how it happens, you don't get a choice in the matter of all the relevant muscles relaxing when you die.
And don't even mention rigor mortis because that takes several hours to kick in.
" There are some who fear it may cause impotency, while others seem to view it as a cheap and easy method of birth control.
Lest you think I'm joking, in 1999 the Wall Street Journal reported that in the fall of that year this factoid "boomeranged across the country from Oregon to Washington, D.C., and from Texas to Montana." Its currency continues to perplex health care officials, not to mention PepsiCo, the manufacturer of the allegedly spermicidal soft drink."
I remember that 2-3 years ago Pepsi had to fund another research on subject because people still think that yellow dye sterilizes people.
>On October 16, 1991, 35-year-old George Jo Hennard, an unemployed merchant mariner who was described by others as angry and withdrawn, with a dislike of women and minorities, drove his blue 1987 Ford Ranger pickup truck through the plate-glass front window of a Luby's Cafeteria in Killeen, Texas. Yelling, "All women of Killeen and Belton are vipers! This is what you've done to me and my family! This is what Bell County did to me...This is payback day!" Hennard opened fire on its patrons and staff with both a 9mm Glock 17 pistol and a 9mm Ruger P89 pistol. He stalked, shot, and killed 23 people, ten of them with single shots to the head, and wounded another 27 before committing suicide. Approximately 140 people were in the restaurant.
A story my grandma had. This is a long ass one.
Now, the funny thing is this incident has been lost to time. I saw the newspaper clippings about it so I know it was a real accident that occurred somewhere in the 1930's.
There was a Crisco analog called SPRY. Grandpa was a foreman in the SPRY plant around Cincinnati, Ohio. Well, as Grandpa was on a catwalk these pesky government inspectors showed up. Maybe it was just a routine inspection. Maybe they 'herd some things'. If the latter was true they had the worst fucking timing in history.
Grandpa looked down and saw one of the giant boilers had grown a nasty bulge. The shit was about to throw down. So Grandpa bellowed down to the floor.
>"EVERYBODY GET OU-"
But it was too late. The boiler ruptured. The inspectors were the first to be swept up in the tidal wave of boiling oil, then the workers. When it was all said and done there were several gruesome deaths.
There was no EMT apparatus in those days. So Grandpa and the uninjured survivors were tasked with hauling the dead outside.
Grandpa was walking around the outside perimeter of of the plant when he noticed a worker hanging half way out of a window. He'd tried to make a leap for it. Made it half way. His front half was fine but everything below his waist was... The oil was several hundred degrees. Grandma told me that Grandpa had described it as just a 'charred skeleton from the waist down'.
So they get this guy loaded onto a wagon. Funny thing is none of the workers recognized him. So Grandpa asked aloud who the man was. At that moment he looked down and saw the 'dead man' was looking him straight in the face.
>"I'm Jim McGee..."
The man said with a nod before he closed his eyes and let out a quiet sigh. This time he was dead for real.
Grandpa forbade frying ANYTHING in SPRY or similar shortenings around him for the rest of his life.
>>On October 16, 1991, 35-year-old George Jo Hennard, an unemployed merchant mariner who was described by others as angry and withdrawn, with a dislike of women and minorities
This is the future that awaits quite a few people here
Urban legend has it that if you go to a Walmart self checkout, chant "Sam Walton", spin around three times, and then swap the price tags of some bananas and steak, you will get steak for the price of bananas.
>California man employed at pickle factory fired when caught with his dick in the pickle slicer during working hours
>Pickle slicer was fired the same day. She plans to sue.
It's funny because it's true.
This was achieved 10 years ago
Discard ideology, eunich.
Nobody is against gender equality but it is not a problem in the west. Here, the movement is about privileged European/American girls fabricating "male prejudice" that doesn't exist.
In places like Saudi Arabia you cannot force change on them, it has to come from inside the country. India has had a very similar class system for ~2500 years and there is no reason to believe ours is better for them
Gender equality is a far lesser problem in the West, but still a problem
Employment is something that comes to mind, and our subconscious prejudices. Most people, when asked to visualise a wise, qualified individual will think of a man. Not too harmful in itself, but on situations like employment, it can be subconscious prejudices can be tragic.
Meme-tier radical misandry like that of tumblr is mostly t(w)eens looking for something to belong to and women with father problems. It's rare in real life
With dwindling oil prices, Saudi Arabia is probably going to become more open to other cultures and less aloof. External influences should have more of an effect on it as time goes on
Yep, no reason to believe our class system is better, assuming you're a woman who likes being gang raped
Brutal. I can't find anything on google, but to be honest, worker's rights, reporting on industrial accidents and the like weren't very popular in the schitzoid world of the cold war era.
>Meme-tier radical misandry like that of tumblr is mostly t(w)eens looking for something to belong to and women with father problems. It's rare in real life
You're wrong about it being rare irl
One in northern Germany.
They managed to ban men from using the university's bike repair shop every second monday (although there are, as far as I know, more women than men at my uni and the repair shop was used pretty equally by men and women) and, although they encourage men to go to their presentations to discuss the topics, they openly mock them and denounce them as "masculinists" afterwards.
>Employment is something that comes to mind
A myth. Girls are pandered to at every level of society today, from primary education onwards. It is a very recent change but it is affecting kids coming of age now. Women make up the majority in colleges in the US and UK, are more likely to graduate, and with better degrees. Oh, and the wage gap is fictional.
>People, when asked to visualise a wise, qualified individual will think of a man
Why is that a problem? If asked to imagine a loving, caring individual you will imagine a woman. Because our subconscious prejudices reflect reality. Men are are better at "rational/analytic" intelligence just as women are more emotional/human intelligent. When someone of the opposite sex has those it is obvious and they have no problem getting the jobs they want. Look at dudes who go into nursing.
Yeah, if Grandpa's boiling oil tidal wave was any indication those weren't fun places to work.
Funny though, because my grandma talked disparagingly about those government inspectors. Who were boiled alive.
>"They had it coming!"
Because the terrible, horrible gubermint was stepping in and trying to prevent shit like that from happening. Especially since in Boston around that time period there was a BRUTAL accident that occurred under similar conditions. That one did become famous.
"Behold, I, even I am bringing the flood of water upon the earth, to destroy all flesh in which is the breath of life, from under heaven; everything that is on the earth shall perish.
Canada has/had a fucking terrible overfishing problem, and has recently had to impose some pretty harsh quotas/bans on fishing off their shore. Fisherman argue that life finds a way and all that, and there is not too much of a drop off in their catch numbers every year. Everyone else points out that every year to get the same amount of fish, one has to put in a lot more effort/technology.
Japan doesn't care as much.
Fuck that noise. Did your Gramps get PTSD from that?
people weren't raised to be overly sensitive special snow flake faggots back then. you were exposed to death early when a percentage of your siblings and friends died of what are now treatable illnesses.
One time my local gas station had literal blood in their coke slurpee machine. It was noticeably red and tasted more of blood than coke. I pointed it out and they were closed for like a month.
On the night of February 1, 1976, Elvis Presley was at his home Graceland in Memphis, entertaining Capt. Jerry Kennedy of the Denver, Colorado police force, and Ron Pietrafeso of Colorado's Strike Force Against Crime. The three men began discussing the sandwich, and Presley decided he wanted one right then. Presley had been to the restaurant before, while in Denver. Kennedy and Pietrafeso were friends of the owners and hung out there often, so they were driven to the Memphis airport and boarded Presley's private jet, the Lisa Marie, and flew the two hours to Denver. When they arrived Stapleton International Airport at 1:40 AM, the plane taxied to a special hangar where the passengers were greeted by Buck Scott, the owner of the Colorado Mine Company, and his wife Cindy who had brought 22 fresh Fool's Gold Loaves for the men. They spent three hours in the hangar eating the sandwiches, washing them down with Perrier and champagne. Presley invited the pilots of the plane, Milo High and Elwood Davis, to join them. When they were done, they flew back to Memphis without ever having left the Denver airport.
>Feguer was hanged in 1963 for kidnapping and murder and was the last person executed in Iowa. For his last meal, he requested a single olive with the pit still in it, with the hopes that it would grow into an olive tree from inside his body.
I agree. I do think, however, that this:
>The calls were most often placed to fast-food restaurants in small towns, located in rural areas of the United States.
Had a lot to do with the gullibility.
There was a lot of suspicion of course these were Dex's crew. Was never really proven. Dex makes it very clear now that if you are in one of his streams and suggest socially engineering property damage you'll get slapped with a ban.
>Anyone believing it is ever acceptable, in any situation, for a fast food employee to strip search people
This just goes to show how easily people are tricked into doing shit when they believe a so-called authority figure is giving the commands from on high.