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McDonald's BTS meals: Indonesia branches forced to shut due to high orders

Complete and utter chaos, it seems.

Or at least that was the experience of a number of Indonesian branches of McDonald's, which found themselves so swamped with demand for the newly launched BTS Meal they had to close.

Indeed, so many people ordered the meal inspired by the Korean boyband that there were fears it could cause a new Covid hotspot.

"We temporarily closed four of six McDonald's stores here in Semarang for a couple of days," Fajar Purwoto, the Indonesian city's public order agency head, said, according to news agency AFP.

McDonald's sues ex-boss Easterbrook over alleged sexual relationships

The company fired Mr Easterbrook last year after finding he had a consensual relationship with an employee.

But the firm says further investigation found the British executive had three additional relationships with staff, about which he lied to the board.

McDonald's is suing to recover his pay-off, reportedly worth $40m (£35m).

The fast food giant prohibits "any kind of intimate relationship between employees in a direct or indirect reporting relationship".

Melbourne cases rise by seven with McDonald's, meatworks infections

It came as the number of cases connected to an abattoir in Melbourne's north grew again.

The current stage of restrictions took effect this morning and allows Victorians to host up to five visitors in their homes and gather outside in groups of 10, provided distancing is maintained.

With seven new cases recorded overnight, the total tally of Victoria's Covid-19 cases has risen to 1514 - a net increase of five after two cases were reclassified to other states' counts.

McDonald's: CEO Steve Easterbrook fired after dating employee

The US fast food giant said it had been consensual, but Mr Easterbrook had violated company policy and shown poor judgement.

In an email to staff, the British businessman acknowledged the relationship and said it was a mistake.

"Given the values of the company, I agree with the board that it is time for me to move on," he said.

Mr Easterbrook, 52, who is divorced, first worked for McDonald's in 1993 as a manager in London before working his way up the company.

McDonald's to launch ordering app, expand delivery

The company said Wednesday that it plans to launch an app where diners can place orders for pickup. It will also start expanding its delivery services.

The burger chain says the kiosks it's already bringing to U.S. stores will be able to access customers' app profiles, which can store "customized favorites and preferred payment methods."