Generous McDonald’s franchise owner gives away 10,000 free meals to people affected by Hurricane Laura
Louisiana recently witnessed the wrath of Hurricane Laura, the most powerful hurricane to hit the state since 1856. It tore off roofs, knocked out power to hundreds of thousands, led to widespread flooding and left scores of people without power, running water, and many other basic necessities.
When Rikesh Patel, who owns and operates 25 McDonald’s locations in the area, realized the storm’s full impact the day Laura made landfall, he knew he had to take action.
Figuring hot meals would be hard to come by for those impacted by Laura’s wrath, he made a call to corporate headquarters with a plea for help. The McRig, a ginormous self-sustaining portable kitchen was dispatched from a Kentucky location and arrived the following day.
Patel and his restaurant staff kept the extreme food truck running for six days, serving 10,000 free meals made up of McDonald’s cheeseburgers, fries, and bottled water.