CBS LA- An In-N-Out Burger customer says he got an unexpected surprise with his burger and drink at the chain’s Downey location last year: methamphetamine.
In a suit filed against the Irvine burger chain Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Fred Maldonado said he felt sick after drinking his In-N-Out beverage on March 9 of last year, and the following morning discovered two capsules and a napkin at the bottom of his cup.
Maldonado returned to the restaurant to speak with the manager, who apologized and offered Maldonado a certificate for a free burger. Later testing determined the capsules contained methamphetamine and appeared to have been illicitly manufactured, according to the suit.
Maldonado said he suffered nausea and severe mental distress from consuming the drink. He’s alleging negligence and strict liability and is seeking unspecified damages, according to the suit.
“Customer safety is one of our highest priorities,” In-N-Out Burger Executive Vice President Arnie Wensinger said in a statement. “We will vigorously defend these baseless claims.”
I will say this. There is a little something fishy about In-N-Out. So no, I wouldn't be surprised if you told me that they were making their employees take MDMA during their shifts. Mostly because I don't think that a worker at a fast food chain, no matter how good of a fast food chain it is, should ever be as happy as the burger flippers at In-N-Out are. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate my food served with a smile, but it definitely isn't something that I require, or even expect for that matter. With that said, In-N-Out accidentally drugging customers is where I draw the line. Hey Fred, you literally would have been better off hurling fruitless allegations at ANY other fast food joint. Hell, you got a better chance of 'Ruth Chris Steakhouse' giving you a compromised product. The assembly line at In-N-Out is unlike any I have ever seen. Those beautiful bastards makes Santa's elves like like a bunch of clumsy midgets. There's no chance the calculated movements of an In-N-Out employee included accidentally dropped some mood altering drugs into your drink.
Let's say for a second they did mistakenly dose a paying customer. This definitely wouldn't be the reaction. First and foremost, if you got a couple of E pills in your drink the last thing you would be crying about is an upset stomach. You would have driven your ass back there to complain that your fast food burger was so good that it was making you hump your steering wheel. Furthermore, I don't know the chemistry behind manufactured drugs, but if MDMA had been dropped in your drink and you had felt the effects of it, wouldn't that mean that it had dissolved in your drink? If you had gotten high you would have had no proof and since you have proof you obviously didn't get high. How about not being a lazy middle aged man that eats fat food everyday and a little cheat meal wouldn't leave you feeling nauseous and "mentally distressed". Be a bigger pussy Fred, seriously. Think about the process that would have had to happen for this to be real. Fred buys fast food. Fred eats fast food. Fred's tummy hurts. Fred goes to sleep. Fred wakes up. A lightbulb appears above Fred's head. Fred goes through the trash and finds drugs and a napkin in his cup. Couldn't have been his shitty, absent minded children throwing away meth, could it? Nah, it's much more likely that Fred drank the entirety of his drink with a napkin and pills in the bottom of it and didn't realize until the next morning. Really nailed it Fred. Next time take your fraudulent lawsuit to 'Jack In The Box'. At least that's reasonable.