McDonalds Is at War With a Group Of Gossiping Elderly Men

A Queens McDonalds is at war with a group of elderly Korean men armed with canes, walkers and wheelchairs who they say will sit for hours in the restaurant sharing one $1.39 order of french fries.

It's become so contentious that the cops have stepped in to handle the dispute, checking in on the restaurant as often as three times a day and responding to four 911 calls since November.

"Large group — males, females — refusing to get up and leave," read the police summary of one 911 call placed on Jan. 3 at 2:30 p.m. "The group passed a lot of sit-down time. Refusing to let other customers sit."

According to the New York Times, the restaurant is upset because the large group — "nattily dressed, in suits or dress slacks, brightly colored ties or sweaters, fedoras and well-shined shoes" — arrives as early as 5 am and stays until after the sun goes down. When police are able to clear out the restaurant, they walk around the corner and come back in.

Members of the group told the Times that they gather every day to gossip and talk about politics, but interestingly, none could specify why they liked that particular McDonalds over other spots, like the nearby Burger King.

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