The McDonald’s brunch, which first opened in 1985, gained notoriety in 2013 after a fight in which someone removed a baby raccoon from his shirt. The McDonald’s restaurant reportedly accounted for over 800 police callouts in a single year, including a complaint about the raccoon battle, according to The Mirror.
Another video showing a large scuffle went viral in 2015, according to The Mirror. The restaurant made the decision to change its operating hours from 24 hours a day to 6 am to 10 pm, and just for takeout. Even though having changed policies of the franchise it is yet unable to retain its original value and decides to close the doors in the current year of 2023.
According to a story on Metro.co.uk, the chief of police in Ottawa stated the chain store has become a symbol of disorder and a source of concern. In 2018, they received 900 phone calls about the same. The Police Chief stated that he wrote to the President and CEO of McDonald’s Canada expressing his worries about the “ongoing criminal activities and social disruption.
” In addition, building owner Peter Crosthwaite informed CTV News that the decision to shutter the store was made for reasons other than the violence that has been occurring there. Crosthwaite claimed that the pandemic, the city’s subway “that tore up Rideau Street,” and a few other circumstances contributed to the shutdown.
The McDonald’s brunch, which first opened in 1985, gained notoriety in 2013 after a fight in which someone removed a baby raccoon from his shirt.
After nearly 40 years, a McDonald’s location in Canada that many people regard to be the worst in the entire world is closing.
The eatery on Rideau Street in Ottawa, Canada, is reportedly generating headlines for all the wrong reasons, according to a report in the Daily Star. Racoon clashes, brawls, and violent outbursts have reportedly happened on sight in the past.
The new cause for the reason behind McDonald’s closing doors happened due to the controversies created about the franchise in past times. As a result, the franchise decided against extending the lease on the building.
Despite this, the eatery has made the decision to close down completely. The restaurant’s managers have notified CTVNews Ottawa that the closure is solely the result of the property owner’s decision not to renew the lease.
In this way, the establishment will be open to a new tenant beginning in July. The same police chief of the Canadian capital, Charles Bordeleau, expressed his concern about the location of the restaurant and the issues it caused in a letter he sent to the president and CEO of McDonald’s in Canada after the repeated calls to the police and the frequent fights that the location hosted. The report also stated that they will formally close their doors in April 2023.