McDonald’s HQ Evacuated after Suspicious Package Scare

An unidentified package delivered to McDonald’s US Headquarters resulted in a building-wide evacuation

McDonald's US Headquarters were temporarily evacuated after a suspicious package was found in the building. (Photo: flickr/mike mozart)

On Friday morning, September 26, a building in McDonald’s United States headquarters in west suburban Oak Brook, Ill. was evacuated after a 911 call was made regarding a suspicious package, reports Crain’s Chicago.

The building at 2111 McDonald’s Drive — near McDonald’s worldwide headquarters on a separate corporate camp — was evacuated just before 11 a.m., and the Oak Brook Police Department, Oak Brook Fire Department, and the DuPage County bomb squad, all responded to the call.

In “an abundance of caution,” the building’s 1,300 employees were evacuated by building security, according to a statement from the company.

Around 1 p.m., the DuPage County bomb squad determined that the package was safe and contained a digital music player, according to the Chicago Sun Times. The building reopened around 1:30 p.m.

According to a McDonald’s spokesperson, most employees did not return to work after the building was cleared because the company is in its final week of “summer Fridays,” reports USA Today.

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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.   

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