McDonald’s Owner Gives Away 10,000 Meals 2 Days After Hurricane Laura
An owner of various McDonald’s in Lousiana made a call to corporate the day after Hurricane Laura ripped through parts of LA and Texas, and a mobile restaurant arrived in Lake Charles to assist with feeding families who were in need of a hot meal, as CNN reports.
Laura, which was the strongest hurricane to hit the state of Louisiana since 1856, caused many to go without basic necessities. Homes and businesses were damaged, power lines were knocked down, and flooding took place in some areas.
The hurricane also left six people dead in Louisiana, four from falling trees. “Pictures don’t do it (destruction) justice,” the owner, Rikesh Patel said. “It’s so much worse than what you’re seeing on social media.”
Without electricity and running water, making fresh and warm meals can be difficult. Patel’s swift thinking prompted him to call the fast-food behemoth’s corporate office a day following Laura’s landfall in hopes of garnering a self-sustained mobile kitchen known as the McRig. The day after a mobile kitchen arrived from Kentucky.