Taiwan McDonald’s prepares young girl’s favorite food for her funeral

McDonald's in Hsinchu obliges request to prepare French fries for girl's early morning funeral

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/08/11
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

Special meal made by local Hsinchu McDonald’s. (Facebook, Chang Tien-chi photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A McDonald's restaurant in the Taiwanese city of Hsinchu went out of its way to prepare two portions of French fries on Sunday (Aug. 9) morning for the funeral of a 7-year-old girl, whose favorite food was French fries, in addition to handing out chicken nuggets and toys.

A funeral service director surnamed Chang (張) posted an article titled "Fresh McDonald’s French fries at 7 a.m.” in a Facebook group on Monday, stating that the company recently provided services for a 7-year-old girl. From talking to the girl’s family, he learned that the girl had enjoyed eating McDonald’s French fries, which gave Chang the idea to prepare the snack for the girl’s funeral to comfort her family.

The girl’s funeral was scheduled for Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. but the popular fast-food chain does not usually sell French fries at that time. Nevertheless, Chang said he mustered the courage to call a local McDonald's on Friday, ordering two packets of French fries for Sunday's funeral.

At first, his order was rejected by the cashier receiving the call. However, after explaining the reason for the off-hour order, Chang said the cashier went to ask the manager for permission and came back a few minutes later to tell him that the request would be fulfilled.

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