SF City Attorney 'prepared to sue' Stanyan Street McDonald's 

When it comes to the McDonald’s on Stanyan Street in the Haight-Ashbury, San Francisco is certainly not lovin’ it.

On Tuesday, the City Attorney’s Office sent the fast-food chain a letter saying it was prepared to sue over “numerous complaints regarding narcotics trafficking in and around a McDonald’s restaurant located on your property at 730 Stanyan Street.”

The letter goes on to detail the complaints and said numerous attempts to remedy the situation with the franchisee have been fruitless.

“In the past seven months alone SFPD officers have arrested individuals on at least 11 separate occasions selling or possessing illegal narcotics on or directly in front of your Property,” the letter said. “In the last six months the police have recovered more than 100 doses of LSD, over two pounds of marijuana, 88.5 grams of psilocybin (psychedelic mushrooms), more than half of a pound of marijuana edibles, and hashish from drug dealers selling their products on your Property.”

The alleged drug activity has also contributed to other problems, according to the letter. Fights and public consumption of alcohol are the top complaints, but dog attacks and auto burglaries were also cited.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera pointed out that the neighborhood around the McDonald’s contains Golden Gate Park, a playground, senior housing, and several schools and daycare centers.

Herrera requested that McDonald’s President and CEO Steve Easterbrook respond by May 18 to set up a meeting to discuss the matter.

— Staff report

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