A McDonald’s worker in Florida made two customers instantly regret complaining about their order

Jun 20, 2024

Americans spend roughly $200 billion per year on fast food.

But fast food is not always a pleasant experience.

And a McDonald’s worker in Florida made two customers instantly regret complaining about their order.

Fast food is part of the fabric of American restaurant culture.

White Castle opened the first fast food restaurant in Wichita, Kansas in 1916.

There are now over 201,000 different fast food businesses in the United States.

Americans collectively spend roughly $200 billion every year on fast food.

The average person will spend more than $70,000 ($1,200 per year) on fast food in their lifetime.

With over 39,000 stores across 119 countries, McDonald’s is by far the most popular fast food restaurant in the world.

There are more than 13,438 McDonald’s restaurants in the United States alone.

Florida has the third-highest number of McDonald’s restaurants in America.

With over 870 locations across the state, strange things occasionally happen at McDonald’s in Florida.

On Friday, police in Lakeland, Florida received a call about a reported shooting at the local McDonald’s.

22-year-old Chassidy Gardner was on duty Friday night at the McDonald’s in Lakeland. 

At around 1 a.m., Gardner got into an altercation with customers in the drive through who “felt their order was incorrect.”

During the argument at the drive-through window, Gardner tossed a drink at the unsatisfied customers as they were leaving.

The customers stopped the car, exited the vehicle, opened the drive-through window, tossed their drinks back at Gardner, and then got back in their cars and started to leave.

That’s when Gardner busted out the side door armed with a handgun and started shooting at the vehicle as it left the parking lot.

One of her bullets struck the back of the car.

“The dispute began in the drive through when the customers/Victims felt their order was incorrect,” the police wrote in a release. “The employee, Chassidy Gardner (age 22), argued with the customers at the drive through window.  Gardner threw a drink at the customers as they were attempting to leave.  Two of the customers got out of their vehicle and opened the drive through window to throw drinks at Gardner who then armed herself with a handgun.”

Gardner was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.

“What’s becoming disturbing is us hearing more about these types of stories,” retired police chief of the Orlando Police Department Orlando Rolon said.  “It’s unfortunate because once you fire that round, that round has no mercy,” he continued. “Wherever that round is going, whatever it strikes, it’s going to damage it or kill it.”

Roland said he was “shocked that she had a weapon of that sort in a place such as a McDonald’s as an employee.”

Either way, the customers will think twice before they complain about food service in the future.

Read All About It will keep you up-to-date on any developments to this ongoing story.

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