A McDonald’s customer was left furious at being served a wafer-thin burger he claimed was barely thicker than the credit card he used to pay for it.
Lawrence Matheson was less than impressed when he opened up his quarter pounder with cheese to find a disc-shaped piece of meat sticking out of two thin bun halves.
He measured the patty, which was bought from a fast food branch in Chorlton, Greater Manchester, against a Rich Tea biscuit and claimed it was just 5mm thick.
The 52-year-old, from Chorlton, described it the ‘world’s most pathetic quarter pounder’ and McDonald’s has since apologised for not meeting its ‘usual high standards’.
Lawrence said: “It was awful, so thin. What’s odd is that is was so wide, like a frisbee.
“It is barely thicker than my credit card – which I used to pay for it”
“It was the world’s most pathetic quarter pounder. How staff at McDonald’s could even serve it up is beyond me.
“I guess you could say it was an unhappy meal. I was hungry afterwards as I only took a few bites from it.”
His girlfriend Mala Ghosh was also unimpressed by the burger, but said she hoped it would inspire him to eat more healthily, the Manchester Evening News reports.
She said: “When he came home and opened the box, I couldn’t believe my eyes.
“I’m a vegan so any meat is a bit gross to me, but this was next level.
“Hopefully it will spur him on to eat a salad in the future.”
A McDonald’s spokesman said: “We are sorry that on this occasion we didn’t meet our usual high standards and would like to apologise to the customer for their experience.
“We would encourage them to get in touch with the restaurant directly so we can discuss this with them.”