An “outspoken” schoolgirl has gone viral after writing a five-page letter in felt tip saying how disappointed she was that McDonald’s didn’t deliver to her area.
In her letter, which has been described as “polite but firm”, 10-year-old Georgia May Hibbert explained that she’d been looking forward to a Happy Meal from the fast food giant during her self-isolation after having to take a COVID test at school.
She was, however, upset to discover that McDonald’s didn’t actually deliver to her home in Wheelton, Chorley.
So upset in fact, that she took felt pen to paper to suggest McDonald’s reconsider.
The thoughtful youngster even explained that if McDonald’s were to meet her demands, a lot of other children would be “very happy”, and it would also help the entire company as they were losing a “lot of money” by not doing it.
Georgia made sure to stress though that while she had very strong opinions on the matter, McDonald’s still remained “top of her takeaway list”.
A section of the letter read: “I’m currently self isolating at the moment because I’ve been in contact with someone with COVID-19, so I’ve done a COVID test and for my reward I was going to get a McDonald’s for tea, but after I got all excited about it, apparently you don’t deliver to my house.
“I live about 10-15 minutes away from the nearest McDonald’s restaurant and think it’s odd and disappointing that you don’t deliver to me and many other houses nearby.
“With this in mind, who do you deliver to?”
She concluded her letter saying: “I think it would be helpful to your company and me and all the other children if you add more destinations to your delivery list.
“I may only be a 10-year-old but I can make a difference [and] my goal is to get your company to listen to me and for you to get my argument across politely.
“I do feel very strong about my opinion and I hope we can compromise.”
Georgia’s mum Mary Hibbert explained that the letter was not out of character for her daughter as she enjoys getting her opinions across, adding: “She was obviously a bit annoyed about not being able to have McDonald’s so she took herself off and started writing notes.
“I assume McDonald’s doesn’t deliver to our area because it’s a distance issue, but like she said in her letter, it’s only a 15 minute drive [and] we would usually drive out to get it ourselves, but we were having to self isolate, so we were relying on a delivery option.”
Mary said they had tried to order the food via the My McDonald’s delivery app – which uses Uber Eats and Just Eat for takeaways.
Just Eat stated that it is not the delivery partner for Georgia’s area.
After the letter was finished, Mary was going to email it to McDonald’s, but couldn’t find the correct address to send it to and decided to stick it up on Twitter instead.
“She’s always been quite outspoken – in a polite way,” Mary continued.
“She’s quite mature for her age, for a 10-year-old [and] she enjoys getting her opinion across.
“She has always enjoyed writing [and] she loves writing stories and poems too.”
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Greater Manchester customers slam Sainsbury’s policy that makes them ‘feel like thieves’
Customers at a number of Sainsbury’s stores in Greater Manchester have been left fuming as the result of a policy requiring receipts to be scanned before they can exit
Upon leaving stores, shoppers at Sainsbury’s supermarkets in Fallowfield and Salford are being confronted with automated barriers that can only be opened by scanning their receipt – or by contacting a store assistant.
Many have taken to Reddit to slam the new policy, with several claiming it is a ‘pointless waste of money and time’ and others saying they have been left ‘feeling like thieves’.
The receipt barriers, some shoppers say, only ‘makes life harder’ – yet it appears that Sainsbury’s is planning to roll them out at other stores across the UK too, following on from the introduction of cameras at its self-service stations in recent years.
The move by the supermarket echoes similar moves by the American supermarket Walmart, which is notorious for staff approaching ‘random’ customers at its exits and asking them to produce their receipts as they leave stores.
A series of recent posts on Reddit exposes several threads in which users commented on the introduction of the receipt barriers, both here in Greater Manchester as well as further afield.
The social media site reveals that stores in Fallowfield and Salford have both become unpopular since they started adopting the policy, which requires customers to scan receipts in order for them to exit.
If receipts are not scanned, barriers prevent customers from leaving until a store assistant is contacted.
One Reddit user has posted a picture of a notice in one of the Sainsbury’s store, reading: “We’ve introduced new barriers as you leave this store.”
“You’ll need to take your receipt and scan this on the barcode reader in front of the barriers.”
The original poster said they were ‘not a fan of how this is spreading’, leading other users on the site to agree.
Another person said the policy was a ‘pointless waste of money and time’ that ‘just makes everyone’s life harder, whilst another customer added: “Looks like Sainsbury’s can get f****d then.”
The installation of the barriers has left some customers “feeling like thieves” since their arrival last year but it appears that the supermarket has no plans to suspend the rollout, despite the backlash from shoppers.
A Sainsbury’s spokesperson said that the barriers are “one of a range of security measures” installed in a “small number of stores” but would not disclose how many it has installed in the UK.
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Walkers is opening a string of crisp butty cafes across the UK￼
We all love a crisp butty here in the UK. Or, at least 98% of us do, according to research conducted by Walkers.
There’s simply no denying how those crunchy slices of potato – be they deep-fried, air-fried or baked – add a lift to even the most humdrum sarnie.
So when we heard the news that Walkers is opening a host of crisp butty cafes across the UK we were pretty gassed, to say the least.
Locations are yet to be confirmed, with each shop set to run a unique menu of crisp-filled sandwiches alongside their own regionally-inspired offerings, reportsThe Hoot.
Loaded up with the likes of Quavers, Wotsits and Monster Munch, the new UK cafes will serve up the very best crunchy sandwiches created in collaboration with Max Halley, the guru behind the famous London sandwich shop Max’s.
Whilst most of the sandwich combinations are still being kept under wraps, we have heard talk of a fish finger Monster Munch hybrid with added chipotle mayo, Pic De Gallo and cabbage on focaccia, aka the ‘‘Might Monster Muncher’.
The decision to open the new UK crisp sandwich shops is inspired by Walker’s own research after the company discovered a whopping 98% of adults strongly believe that crisps make their sandwiches better.
Philippa Pennington at Walkers said: “Last year the residents of Sandwich voted “Crisp In” as the winning combination, but this year we’re widening the debate to showcase the wide range of crisp and sandwich combinations – from classic Walkers crisps through to Wotsits and Monster Munch.
“With Walkers Sandwich Shops located across the UK, we’re calling on people to head to their nearest shop, taste the sandwiches and have their say online by sharing their favourite combination from the menu, or favourite crisps to enjoy in a sandwich.”