4 Biggest Fast Food Controversies In 2017

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1. McDonald’s appears to mock Trump’s tiny hands

In March, McDonald’s tweeted that President Donald Trump is a “disgusting excuse” for a president. In addition to asking for President Barack Obama back, the tweet also pointed out that Trump had “tiny hands.”

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Although the tweet was promptly deleted, McDonald’s issued this explanation later that day.

5. A Chipotle restaurant shuts down after Norovirus reports

After a slew of foodborne illness outbreaks rocked Chipotle in 2015, all seemed to be well with the fast-casual Mexican food chain. But in July, a Chipotle restaurant in Virginia voluntarily closed for a complete sanitisation after multiple customers reported symptoms consistent with norovirus.

“We are working with health authorities to understand what the cause may be and to resolve the situation as quickly as possible,” Jim Marsden, Chipotle’s head of food safety, said in a statement. “Norovirus does not come from our food supply, and it is safe to eat at Chipotle.”

6. Pizza Hut manager tells employees they could be punished for skipping work to flee Irma

As Hurricane Irma approached Florida in September, a manager at a Jacksonville Pizza Hut posted a memo to the restaurant’s employees saying that they’d be punished for missing their shifts if they evacuated too early.

“If evacuating, you will have a 24-hour period before storm ‘grace period’ to not be scheduled,” the memo read. “You cannot evacuate Friday for a Tuesday storm event!”

In response, Pizza Hut posted a statement on its website saying the manager who posted the memo was not following company guidelines.

“We absolutely do not have a policy that dictates when team members can leave or return from a disaster,” the statement read.

7. McDonald’s doesn’t make enough Szechuan sauce to keep fans happy

Fans were ecstatic when McDonald’s brought back the promotional tie-in for Mulan for one day in October. But their joy quickly soured when they realized just how limited-edition the sauce was.

McDonald’s tried to make amends and promised to bring “more — a lot more” back once again sometime this winter… but how long till it hits the UK?

This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan US

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