Ramsey No Burgers: Charles Denies Burgers For Life, Slams Restaurant Chains for Naming Some After Him; McDonald's Tells Off 9-Year-Old Girl, 'We Don't Sell Junk Food'
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Charles Ramsey wants no burgers for life and his name as one of them, while McDonald's says, "We don't sell junk food."
According to ABC News, Ramsey is not taking it likely that restaurants want to make burgers in honor of his name, or anything else.
Ramsey from Cleveland became a hero and Internet sensation when he helped free Amanda Berry, her daughter, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight on May 6 from a Seymour Avenue home in Cleveland because he stopped earing his McDonald Big Mac to help free them when he saw Berry trying to get out through a door on a next-door house, according to Cleveland.com.
Ramsey's old restaurant, Hodge's, named an eight-ounce, $12 burger in his name, called the "Ramsey Burger." That restaurant, and several others, also promisted that Ramsey can have free burgers for life, but he doesn't want it.
"Ramsey also wants everyone to know that he does not endorse the consortium of Northeast Ohio restaurants who are offering 'Ramsey Burgers' or who are promoting that Ramsey can receive free burgers from them for life," Patricia Walker, an intellectual property lawyer, said in a statement. "Ramsey encourages people to do things that will help the victims."
"I never told these people they could use my name for this," Ramsey said in a statement. "I want everyone to know that I have nothing to do with this trash."
And speaking of burgers, McDonald's recently made headlines when CEO Don Thompson defended his food because a 9-year-old girl from Kelowna, British Columbia, confronted him about the fast food chain "trying to trick kids into eating food that isn't good for them."
"We don't sell junk food, Hannah," said Thompson, according to Vibe.com.
"My kids also eat McDonald's. When they were about your size, to my son who is with us today, who was a little bit bigger, he was a football player, and also they cook with me at home," he said. "I love to cook. We cook a lot of fruits and veggies at home."
Thompson added, "We provide high quality food. We always have; it's real beef, it's real chicken, it's real tomatoes, real lettuce, real fruit, real smoothies, real dairy, real eggs, and we do it in a way that is also affordable."
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May 30, 2013 11:30 AM EDT