Chef hat: The first day of September.
It is the day after the start of the first day on the job.
The strike is a form of protest against what it calls a lack of support from the UK government and other public sector employers.
It comes at a time when many in the UK are already feeling the effects of the Brexit vote.
This has been one of the biggest challenges for the UK economy, as Brexit has been blamed for the fall in trade with the rest of the EU and the threat to trade with China.
More than 6,000 foodservice workers have gone on strike in the past week, with the union representing more than 3,500 of the restaurant staff.
“We’ve had a very bad week, not just in terms of our pay but the way we’ve been treated,” one of them, Maurice D’Orazio, told the BBC.
He said he was “heartbroken” and felt the whole restaurant sector was “broken”.
“There’s no one to blame for this.”
He added that he had been offered a new job, but it would mean he had to move into a flat in Birmingham.
The strike started in March after the Government announced that a new minimum wage would be introduced.
Under the new legislation, a foodservice worker would earn a base rate of £6.50 an hour.
But a spokesman for the government said this would not be indexed to inflation.
A spokesman for McDonald’s told the broadcaster that it was “aware of the situation at our restaurants and is monitoring the situation closely”.
In a statement, the UK’s National Union of Restaurant and Catering Employees (NURS) said the strikes “are part of the wider dispute over the UK Government’s economic plan for the future, including the threat of Brexit”.
It added: “We have been making progress, as the Government has said, and have increased the minimum wage by a further £1.20 per hour to £6 per hour.”
However, the minimum rate of pay remains unchanged and the rate of increase will not be matched with inflation.
“The Government’s plan is not working and our restaurants are now facing a crisis of food insecurity and unemployment.
Our restaurants are facing closure as food banks run out of food and they are facing increased demand from restaurants and restaurants are also facing a shortage of qualified staff.”
The NURS said it was urging employers to “step up and show that they support the rights of workers and their demands”.