Grass Valley, CA — Grass Valley resident Felecia Williams faces a lawsuit from the global fast-food giant McDonald’s over an allegedly unpaid bill of over $16,000, accumulated through their experimental McBucks Pay Later system.
The lawsuit, filed in the District Court, claims that Williams had been an enthusiastic adopter of McBucks™, a credit system allowing customers to enjoy now and pay later. According to court documents, Williams frequented her local McDonald’s an average of 14 times per month over the last two years, racking up a hefty tab.
“Well, you agreed to buy those Big Mac meals, didn’t you?” argued Ronald McDonald III, the lead attorney for McDonald’s, showcasing a stack of receipts marked with the iconic golden arches. “It says here, Ms. Williams, that you dined at McDonald’s using the McPay system. What made you think you didn’t have to pay?”
The defense, led by attorney Grimace Purpleton, countered, “No one in their right mind would expect a single person to consume $16,000 worth of fast food. We believe this is a clear case of McBucks manipulation, luring customers into a deep fryer of debt.”
Witnesses recall seeing Williams at McDonald’s, often with her family, enjoying what appeared to be a never-ending supply of Happy Meals, McNuggets, and the occasional McFlurry.
“Ronald gave you the first week free. Why did you abuse his generosity?” accused McDonald III, waving a red clown shoe for emphasis.
The courtroom erupted in laughter when Hamburglar, a surprise witness, testified, “I’ve been in the business of taking burgers, but even I know you gotta pay up eventually. Robble robble!”
Despite the humor, the case highlights a growing concern over fast-food credit systems. Mayor McCheese, speaking outside the court, commented, “This McBucks fiasco is a wake-up call. We can’t have citizens mortgaging their future for a Big Mac.”
McDonald’s defended McBucks by stating, “McBucks was designed to offer our customers flexibility in these trying economic times. We did not anticipate McBankruptcy.”
As the trial continues, questions arise about the ethical implications of fast-food credit systems.
Professor Filet O’Fish, an expert in consumer behavior, remarked, “What we’re seeing is the McNuggetization of debt. It’s bite-sized, addictive, and you’re over your head before you know it.”
The case, set to continue next week, promises more surprises, including testimonies from Mayor McCheese and the elusive McRib. Meanwhile, Williams maintains her innocence, claiming she loved it too much.