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McDonald's scammed me

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McDonald's scammed me

Went to McD for lunch today and ordered a 10pc McNuggets value meal using the $1 off mobile coupon. I got my order and went back to the office. I did not open the bag to check its contents when I picked up the order. Back at the office, when I opened the bag, I see the medium fries, and a 4pc McNuggets box. I proceed to open the McNuggets box and counted 6 McNuggets inside. Then I checked my receipt again to see if the cashier entered the wrong order, but it correctly states 10 pc McNuggets meal. I thought I was getting a deal with the coupon, but I guess they got me real good this time.

This is the Brookfield Place location. I frequent this location for lunch and have ordered 10pc McNuggets from them before. While I never really counted the nuggets until now, I've always had this feeling that I got less than 10pc (felt like 8pc or so). I am not sure if this location pulls the scam regularly or I'm just unlucky, but I would advise everyone to be aware if you ever visit this location.
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It's your own responsibility to count the nuggets there.
I've never heard of anyone who doesn't...even in a rush.
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Scam would imply intent to deceive. This wasn't the case. The McD employee just didn't pay attention.

This is a really low quality thread to create.
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Aznsilvrboy wrote:
May 19th, 2017 8:23 pm
Went to McD for lunch today and ordered a 10pc McNuggets value meal using the $1 off mobile coupon. I got my order and went back to the office. I did not open the bag to check its contents when I picked up the order. Back at the office, when I opened the bag, I see the medium fries, and a 4pc McNuggets box. I proceed to open the McNuggets box and counted 6 McNuggets inside. Then I checked my receipt again to see if the cashier entered the wrong order, but it correctly states 10 pc McNuggets meal. I thought I was getting a deal with the coupon, but I guess they got me real good this time.

This is the Brookfield Place location. I frequent this location for lunch and have ordered 10pc McNuggets from them before. While I never really counted the nuggets until now, I've always had this feeling that I got less than 10pc (felt like 8pc or so). I am not sure if this location pulls the scam regularly or I'm just unlucky, but I would advise everyone to be aware if you ever visit this location.
What a silly thread.

It's quite obviously just a mistake and not a scam. You think it's worth it for a giant corporation to operate this scam by convincing their teenage part time employees to steal a couple nuggets from select customers?

You could have gone back after work and they would have given you another 10pc nugget for free.
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playnicee1 wrote:
May 19th, 2017 8:25 pm
It's your own responsibility to count the nuggets there.
I've never heard of anyone who doesn't...even in a rush.
Is this sarcasm? I never heard of anyone who actually does this lol
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superfresh89 wrote:
May 19th, 2017 9:06 pm
What a silly thread.

It's quite obviously just a mistake and not a scam. You think it's worth it for a giant corporation to operate this scam by convincing their teenage part time employees to steal a couple nuggets from select customers?

You could have gone back after work and they would have given you another 10pc nugget for free.
But but ..he always had this feeling that he gets 8 or so .. what about that..I think he has a case here....
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toronto19850 wrote:
May 19th, 2017 10:34 pm
Is this sarcasm? I never heard of anyone who actually does this lol
I honestly do not know anyone who doesn't...for a max of ten.
When it's the 20 pack I've known some to not care to count. lol
I always do though.
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It seems to me the honest mistake by employee. I do not think that MacDonald is actually to short change you nuggets. May be next time you count it before you leave.
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^I was just starting to think maybe someone else who paid for 4-6 nuggets got ten by mistake, lol
I simple mix up of orders, maybe?
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Aznsilvrboy wrote:
May 19th, 2017 8:23 pm
Went to McD for lunch today and ordered a 10pc McNuggets value meal using the $1 off mobile coupon. I got my order and went back to the office. I did not open the bag to check its contents when I picked up the order. Back at the office, when I opened the bag, I see the medium fries, and a 4pc McNuggets box. I proceed to open the McNuggets box and counted 6 McNuggets inside. Then I checked my receipt again to see if the cashier entered the wrong order, but it correctly states 10 pc McNuggets meal. I thought I was getting a deal with the coupon, but I guess they got me real good this time.

This is the Brookfield Place location. I frequent this location for lunch and have ordered 10pc McNuggets from them before. While I never really counted the nuggets until now, I've always had this feeling that I got less than 10pc (felt like 8pc or so). I am not sure if this location pulls the scam regularly or I'm just unlucky, but I would advise everyone to be aware if you ever visit this location.
$1 dollar is for 6 pc nuggets. It looks like you paid for 10pc and coupon was never applied because you requested 10pc, then one of the employees got confused because of the coupon conditions that was never met and gave you a 6pc. Why not go back and get them to give you 4pc for next time?
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See below so you can make your own. And these contain real chicken ;)

McDonald's® Chicken McNuggets™

SPECIAL TOOLS: Deep fryer

Ingredients:

vegetable oil (in fryer)
1 egg
1 cup water
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup tempura mix (or 1/3 cup flour for a total of 1 cup if tempura mix is unavailable)
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon Accent®
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder

4 chicken breast filets, each cut into 6-7 bite sized pieces.

Cooking your McNuggets™

1. Beat the egg and then combine it with 1 cup water in a small, shallow bowl. Stir.

2. Combine the flour, salt, Accent®, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder in a one gallon size zip lock bag.

3. Pound each of the breast filets with a mallet until about 1/4-inch thick. Trim each breast filet into bite sized pieces.

4. Coat each piece with the flour mixture by shaking in the zip lock bag.

5. Remove and dredge each nugget in the egg mixture, coating well. Then return each nugget to the flour/seasoning mixture. Shake to coat. Put nuggets, bag and all,
in the freezer for at least an hour. Cover and refrigerate remaining egg mixture.

6. After freezing, repeat the "coating" process.

7. Preheat oven and large cookie sheet to 375°

8. Deep fry the chicken McNuggets™ at 375° for 10-12 minutes or until light brown and crispy. (cook only about 9 at a time.)

9. Drain on paper towels 3-5 minutes.

10. Place deep-fried nuggets on preheated cookie sheet in oven and bake another 5-7 minutes.

11. Serve with your favorite McDonald's dipping sauce.
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badOne wrote:
May 19th, 2017 11:43 pm
$1 dollar is for 6 pc nuggets. It looks like you paid for 10pc and coupon was never applied because you requested 10pc, then one of the employees got confused because of the coupon conditions that was never met and gave you a 6pc. Why not go back and get them to give you 4pc for next time?
But how's he gonna prove that 36 hours before he got 4 nuggets less. Wouldn't that seem like he ate 10 and came back for 4 more. Can he show a printout of this thread as a proof that he somewhere wrote a memo just like Comey wrote a memo when Trump.asked him to drop the investigation against him.
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toronto19850 wrote:
May 19th, 2017 10:34 pm
Is this sarcasm? I never heard of anyone who actually does this lol
Me neither, as in it's somehow the RULE lmao. However, this is RFD, forum for the cheapies lol. It's really not practical during takeout, in the car in the drive-thru, taking stuff outta the bag and checking everything. Normal people would just 'maybe' take a quick look and if it's good enough, drive off. Once at your destination, if you got shortchanged, make a complaint and McD will take care of it next time. No biggie.
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badOne wrote:
May 19th, 2017 11:43 pm
$1 dollar is for 6 pc nuggets. It looks like you paid for 10pc and coupon was never applied because you requested 10pc, then one of the employees got confused because of the coupon conditions that was never met and gave you a 6pc. Why not go back and get them to give you 4pc for next time?
No, I used the $1 off a value meal coupon, not the nuggets coupon. It was definitely applied as I double checked the receipt. The Mcd is a 10 minute walk from the office, I couldn't be bothered to go back and request my missing nuggets. I just want to warn people about this location because it might be a regular occurrence since I kind of noticed it before as well.
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CocoJambo wrote:
May 19th, 2017 11:49 pm
But how's he gonna prove that 36 hours before he got 4 nuggets less. Wouldn't that seem like he ate 10 and came back for 4 more. Can he show a printout of this thread as a proof that he somewhere wrote a memo just like Comey wrote a memo when Trump.asked him to drop the investigation against him.
MCD employees are trained not to argue or dispute a customer's account. In this case it's a very, very minor order and they'll likely just give him a 6pc replacement to make him happy.

I've done duplicate orders before, and paying for both, and had 1 order cancelled. The employee didn't even try to doubt my story and asked for receipt 5 sec chat with the manager and they created a new order right away, along with an extra patty in the burger.

Their only job is to keep customers happy. Nothing else matters.
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