Fast-food giant, McDonald’s, reportedly ordered students to remove their ‘dealer’ boots before entering one of its restaurants in the UK.
Cheshire Live reported that the staff members of McDonald’s on Macon Way, Crewe, n the UK stopped the young farmers on Monday, January 17th, 2022, when entering the premises.
The publication added that a staff member reportedly told them that they “were not allowed to eat at the restaurant unless they removed their ‘dealer’ farm boots”.
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The young farmers – who are students Reaseheath College – claim that their boots were clean.
One of the students, Jamie Goode, told the publication that a member of staff was standing at the door and informed them that before they could enter, they “had to take their boots off”.
“All our boots were clean and certainly not mucky. However, they insisted they would not let us in unless we took them off.”
He claimed there “were a lot of workmen going in with their boots on, and theirs were filthy”.
He said: “When we asked why we could not go in, they said our college said we should be told to take our boots off.”
“But when we got back, the college said they knew nothing about such an instruction.”
“They said it was probably a health and safety issue to ask to take our boots off. However, this is not right if they are allowing the building trade inside with their boots.”
In a statement to Cheshire Live, a spokesperson for McDonald’s said: “We are proud supporters of British and Irish agriculture and work with over 23,000 farmers across the UK and Ireland.”
“We have a strong relationship with the local agricultural college, and we have an agreement in place to ensure students that visit our restaurant remove their wellington boots, to ensure the restaurant maintains the high standards that all our customers expect.”
“We greatly appreciate the cooperation of the college and students and look forward to continuing to welcome them to our restaurant in the future,” they concluded.