A man is suing McDonalds’s over a napkin. The $1.5 million lawsuit filed against McDonald’s by one man in California claims that having received not more than one napkin with his Quarter Pounder Deluxe meal caused McDonald's customer Webster Lucas to be unable to work because he had suffered "undue mental anguish," reported the Daily News on March 2, 2014.
On Jan. 29, Webster Lucas went to a McDonald’s in Pacoima, Calif., and ordered a Quarter Pounder Deluxe. When he opened his paper bag with the meal in it, the man discovered that he had been given just one napkin so he returned to the counter to ask for more.
When the manager refused to give Lucas another napkin – because he already had received one with his meal – the man was one unhappy McDonald’s customer.
According to the lawsuit filed by Webster Lucas, he told the manager, "I should have went to eat at the Jack-in-the-Box because I didn't come here to argue over napkins. I came here to eat."
Webster Lucas wrote a complaint email to the general manager insisting he couldn't work because of the "undue mental anguish" he was suffering as a result of the napkin debacle. He also stated that the offer for free burgers afterwards was an insult.
Webster Lucas’ $1.5 million lawsuit claims that the Mexican-American manager refused to give him more than one napkin and that he was racist when he mumbled to him “you people."
As reported by the Daily News, ”Lucas alleges the debate took a racist turn when the Mexican-American boss mumbled something about 'you people' — which Lucas took to be a reference to him being black."