UPDATE: Elderly McDonald’s squatters are Korean, allege disrespect

UPDATE: Elderly McDonald’s squatters are Korean, allege disrespect

[Ed. – We’ll keep following this for you, loyal readers.]

Korean community leaders in Queens are calling for a worldwide boycott of McDonald’s because they feel the popular fast-food franchise has disrespected a group of seniors who regularly gather at one of the restaurant’s locations in Flushing. …

A sign was posted advising customers that they only had 20 minutes to consume their food and police began making regular visits to the restaurant to tell the men to leave.

That did not sit well with the community.

In a letter to the Korean community, Christine Colligan of the Korean Parents Association of New York called for a “worldwide” boycott of McDonald’s for February and warned, “We will teach them a lesson.”

McDonald’s spokeswoman Lisa McComb released the following statement:

“This really is difficult. The restaurant has welcomed these guests for a long time,” but the constant loitering “has led to uncomfortable interactions with the McDonald’s workers.”

Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.