McDonalds Hails Cleveland Hero Charles Ramsey On Twitter (15 minutes of fame well deserved!)

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    EXCLUSIVE: Anderson Cooper interview with Charles Ramsey

     (edit/transcript repeated 2 posts down)

    Tonight on AC360°, Charles Ramsey – the man who freed Amanda Berry, Georgina DeJesus and Michele Knight, spoke with Anderson Cooper.

    Ramsey tells Cooper that his neighbor of about a year was “cool, he was no freak of nature” but yesterday he heard a girl scream “like a car had hit her kid.” Amanda Berry told him “I’ve been trapped in here and he won’t let me out. It’s me and my baby.” Berry, he tells Cooper "was well-groomed. She didn't look like she was kidnapped… That's what threw me off."

    Ramsey says he doesn’t feel like a hero, and when asked about a rumored reward, he shows Cooper his paycheck and says “give it to them (the girls).”

    Video link to the interview and rough transcript below. Please credit all usage to Anderson Cooper 360°

        
    http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2013/05/07/transcript-video-charles-ramsey-ac360-exclusive-invu/

    PS: jackbu, I knew you weren't referring to me Smile

     
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    Re: McDonalds Hails Cleveland Hero Charles Ramsey On Twitter (15 minutes of fame well deserved!)

    You expressed an opinion and provided information, no problem.

    That's why I said I might eat at McDonalds once a week.

    Lol, I wouldn't eat at any fast food establishment everyday,  unless, I had no other options!

     
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    Re: McDonalds Hails Cleveland Hero Charles Ramsey On Twitter (15 minutes of fame well deserved!)

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    Charles Ramsey, who rescued Cleveland women held captive, enjoys fame in the District

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/charles-ramsey-who-rescued-cleveland-women-held-captive-visits-the-district/2013/05/11/b4dfbccc-ba52-11e2-aa9e-a02b765ff0ea_story.html

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    Charles Ramsey, who helped free Cleveland kidnap victims, gets burgers for life

    May 22, 2013 at 3:45 PM, updated May 22, 2013 at 4:01 PM  By Joe Crea, The Plain Dealer The Plain Dealer   
    charles-ramsey-burger-hodges-crop.jpgThe Ramsey Burger, created by chef Chris Hodgson to honor hero Charles Ramsey, was only the beginning...

    Apparently, creating a special hamburger to honor Charles Ramsey was just the beginning.

    Now, the hero in the rescue of four kidnap victims held captive on Cleveland's West Side for roughly 10 years will enjoy free burgers for life.

    More than a dozen Northeast Ohio restaurants have pledged an offer of a burger anytime Ramsey wants to stop by and dig in. AMP 150 at the Marriott Cleveland Airport; Washington Place Bistro and Inn in Little Italy; Fahrenheit restaurant in Tremont; Market Garden Brewery, Bier Markt, Bar Cento and Nano Brew in Ohio City; Welshfield Inn in Troy Township; Hodges and Pura Vida in downtown Cleveland; 87 West at Crocker Park in Westlake; Orchard House restaurant in Brunswick; Flour restaurant in Moreland Hills, and the Allegheny Grille in Foxburg, Pennsylvania, have joined in the offer.

    The burger tribute was inspired by Ramsey, who stopped eating his meal of a Big Mac to intervene and aid the escape of Amanda Berry and her daughter, along with Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight.

     

    RAMSEY-CROWD_SHOT.JPGOnlookers, media speak to Charles Ramsey (center) after he helped free Amanda Berry from 10 years being held captive in a west side Cleveland home.Scott Shaw, The Plain Dealer

    Soon afterward, Hodges restaurant, where Ramsey works as a dishwasher, created the Ramsey Burger, a play on a Big Mac.

    "It's an 8-ounce burger of Certified Angus Beef, with a secret sauce," says chef-co-owner Chris Hodgson. Initially offered as a weeklong special, the sandwich has been promoted to permanent status on Hodges' menu.

    Which got Hodgson's partner, Scott Kuhn of Driftwood Restaurant Group, thinking a bigger tribute was due.

    "We want to honor our local hero with local food," said Kuhn, who operates four of the restaurants participating in the offer. "He stopped his meal midway through to help those women. We're now making sure he has other opportunities to go out and fully enjoy his burger."

    A single-edition "Chuck Card," good for life, is being stamped in Ramsey's honor. Anytime that Ramsey takes the card into one of the participating restaurants, he'll get a free burger.

    "I'm sure some places will give him more -- maybe add fries and a soft drink -- but that will be up to them," Kuhn says.

    Ramsey, who has been traveling during a paid leave from his job at Hodges, was not available for comment. The Chuck Card will be formally presented to him when he returns to Cleveland.

    http://www.cleveland.com/dining/index.ssf/2013/05/charles_ramsey_who_helped_free.html#incart_2box#incart_m-rpt-2#incart_m-rpt-2

     
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    Re: McDonalds Hails Cleveland Hero Charles Ramsey On Twitter (15 minutes of fame well deserved!)

    Great reward.

    This guy will eat hamburgers every day.

    He will be dead from a heart attack before he is 50.

     
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    Re: McDonalds Hails Cleveland Hero Charles Ramsey On Twitter (15 minutes of fame well deserved!)

    Some people can eat a hamburger every day and get away with it.

    Often high cholesterol is genetic,  I have known skinny vegetarians with hyperlipidemia!

    Besides, I bet they will let him substitute the hamburger for a sandwich of his choice...as long as it is of similar value.

    Bon appetit Smile

     
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    Cleveland hero Charles Ramsey to become a paid speaker

    Charles Ramsey (The Plain Dealer, Scott Shaw, File/AP)

    The Cleveland man who become an overnight celebrity after he freed three young women believed to have been held captive for a decade will now get a chance to cash in on his fame.

    Ramsey has signed with Bruce Merrin's Celebrity Speakers and Entertainment Bureau, it was announced on Thursday. According to NBC News, Ramsey will be available for "speeches, question-and-answers and personal appearances."

    Ramsey, whose quick action on May 6 rescued Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight, became a Web hit.

    His news interviews resulted in a Web meme, and the neighborhood McDonald's, where Ramsey happened to be eating at the time he sprang into action, has offered him free food for a year.

    “Charles' story touched my heart. When he heard Amanda Berry screaming and crying out for help, he immediately jumped into action. He forcibly kicked the front door open and assisted Amanda and her baby to freedom. They both called 911. Charles Ramsey is a true hero to me. I admire and respect him,” Merrin said in a statement.

    Merrin told the Cleveland Plain Dealer the speaking fee for Ramsey would be around $10,000 a pop.

    Ramsey became a Web sensation for his description of the rescue, both humble and unintentionally hilarious. The Web quickly filled up with autotuned versions of him saying lines like, “I barbecue with this dude. We eat ribs and whatnot and listen to salsa music.”

     
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    Re: McDonalds Hails Cleveland Hero Charles Ramsey On Twitter (15 minutes of fame well deserved!)

     I'm sure "Bruce Merrin's Celebrity Speakers and Entertainment Bureau" will get a percentage of that speaking fee, but it's still a good gig.  I wish Charles Ramsey well.

     
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    Re: McDonalds Hails Cleveland Hero Charles Ramsey On Twitter (15 minutes of fame well deserved!)

    In response to ZILLAGOD's comment:

    Great reward.

    This guy will eat hamburgers every day.

    He will be dead from a heart attack before he is 50.




    Actually..I could have a burger every day and be fine. My cholesteral always comes in a just below the normal range. I know it must be genetics because my grandfather ate bacon and such almost every day of his life and he lived to just under 95.  Fortunately..or unfortunately..I am not much of a beef eater and only have it if I am having a craving for it.

    Overall it's good to follow the 'everything in moderation' philosophy..but it's nice to know that at least I never have to worry about cholesteral...lol

     
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    Re: McDonalds Hails Cleveland Hero Charles Ramsey On Twitter (15 minutes of fame well deserved!)

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    Charles Ramsey (The Plain Dealer, Scott Shaw, File/AP)

    The Cleveland man who become an overnight celebrity after he freed three young women believed to have been held captive for a decade will now get a chance to cash in on his fame.

    Ramsey has signed with Bruce Merrin's Celebrity Speakers and Entertainment Bureau, it was announced on Thursday. According to NBC News, Ramsey will be available for "speeches, question-and-answers and personal appearances."

    Ramsey, whose quick action on May 6 rescued Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michele Knight, became a Web hit.

    His news interviews resulted in a Web meme, and the neighborhood McDonald's, where Ramsey happened to be eating at the time he sprang into action, has offered him free food for a year.

    “Charles' story touched my heart. When he heard Amanda Berry screaming and crying out for help, he immediately jumped into action. He forcibly kicked the front door open and assisted Amanda and her baby to freedom. They both called 911. Charles Ramsey is a true hero to me. I admire and respect him,” Merrin said in a statement.

    Merrin told the Cleveland Plain Dealer the speaking fee for Ramsey would be around $10,000 a pop.

    Ramsey became a Web sensation for his description of the rescue, both humble and unintentionally hilarious. The Web quickly filled up with autotuned versions of him saying lines like, “I barbecue with this dude. We eat ribs and whatnot and listen to salsa music.”




    I hope his agent lines up these speaking engagements quickly because in a few months no one will pay this fee. All the same..I hope the extra income helps to provide him some financial security and that he makes the most of this opportunity.

     
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    Re: McDonalds Hails Cleveland Hero Charles Ramsey On Twitter (15 minutes of fame well deserved!)

    In response to jackbu's comment:

    In response to Robin39's comment:

     

    Some people can eat a hamburger every day and get away with it.

    Often high cholesterol is genetic,  I have known skinny vegetarians with hyperlipidemia!

    Besides, I bet they will let him substitute the hamburger for a sandwich of his choice...as long as it is of similar value.

    Bon appetit Smile

     




     

    The new chicken wraps are pretty good.  They took the angus burgers off the menu.




    Are you talking about the McWrap? I actually had one last week and was surprised at how good it was. It would have been better if the cheese was melted but it was pretty good.

     
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