A man sued McDonald’s because he was still depressed after eating a Happy Meal.
Since at least July 2017, rumors that McDonaldâ€™s was once sued by a man who was still depressed after eating a Happy Meal have resurfaced periodically:Â
This story was first published by 8shit.net, which â€” true to its name â€” only publishes satire and hoaxes:
Some people take marketing campaigns very seriously. This is the case of Ruben Caradehuevo, a depressed man that sued McDonalds for about $1.5 million dollars because after he ate his happy meal, he was still depressed.
â€śI bought my happy meal, thinking that that would be the perfect solution for my depressionâ€ť, Caradehuevo relates. He kept going: â€śI started eating and I was half way done, but my depression was still thereâ€ť, he states. After finishing his food, the depression hadnâ€™t still gone away, and he got really pissed.
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This fake news stories may invoke memories of another â€śfrivolousâ€ť lawsuit against McDonaldâ€™s from the 1990s when the company was sued for serving coffee that was too hot. Although that lawsuit was real, it was not as frivolousÂ as it is often presented.Â