Two days after Hurricane Laura, a McDonald’s business owner gave away 10,000 free meals from a portable restaurant

Also, Rikesh Patel owns and operates 25 McDonald’s in Louisiana, eight of which are in Lake Charles and surrounding areas. He said his Lake Charles locations were the most affected and remain closed because they don’t have power or running water and there’s severe building damage. Patel said he has about 400-500 employees at those eight Lake Charles locations and estimates 90-95% of them evacuated ahead of Laura.

For employees who did come back, Patel said he’s offered to give them time and a half pay and housing for those whose homes were damaged.

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