CHICAGO, Illinois (The Adobo Chronicles, Chicago Bureau) – Touchscreens installed at McDonald’s branches in Britain have tested positive for fecal matter, a journalistic investigation has revealed.
Samples were taken by experts from machines at eight restaurants, including six in London and two in Birmingham.
Customers use the touchscreens to choose and pay for their food and then they pick up their order at the counter.
Paul Matawele, senior lecturer in microbiology at London Metropolitan University, which carried out the study in conjunction with Metro.co.uk, said he was surprised at how much gut and faecal bacteria were on the machines, concluding that many people did not wash their hands before they used them.
Reacting to the damaging report, McDonald’s has ordered all its franchises with touchscreen machines to immediately install water faucets next to the ordering kiosks. In addition, notices will be posted on the machines asking customers to wash their hands before ordering.
Swift action by the fast-food giant.
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Top Filipino restaurants like Barrio Fiesta, Kamayan and Max, along with thousands of carenderias throughout the country condemned Senatorial candidate Mar Roxas for his recent statement justifing his loss in the two national elections.
Roxas lost to Jojo Binay when he ran for Vice President and lost to Rodrigo Duterteo when he ran for President.
In justifying his loss, Roxas said : “ I did not win, I accept that. I offerered tinolang manok, they chose kare-kareng baka.”
The restaurants and carinderias said, “what’s wrong with kare-kare?”
Blogger Les Bacobo said on his Facebook page: “No, you didn’t offer tinolang manok; voters chose to make you tinalong manok.”
MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – In an effort to make amends, Aristocrat along Roxas Boulevard wants to offer free meals to all volunteers of the Manila Bay cleanup, in exchange for the rescinding of DENR’s cease and desist order for the restaurant’s continued operation.
Aristocrat was among establishments tagged and ordered closed by DENR for contributing to the pollution of Manila Bay.
A spokesperson for Aristocrat told The Adobo Chronicles that they will serve their famous barbecue chicken with java rice and atchara (pickled green papaya) to all those who volunteer to help in the clearnup on weekends.
Aristocrat’s move is in sharp contrast to Manila City Hall’s recent announcement that those who volunteer to help in the Manila Bay clearnup need to secure a permit.