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.”
Although the tweet was promptly deleted, McDonald’s issued this explanation later that day.
Twitter notified us that our account was compromised. We deleted the tweet, secured our account and are now investigating this.
— McDonald’s (@McDonaldsCorp) March 16, 2017
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.
Pizza Hut wants its minimum wage employees to risk their lives for corporate profits. (@KatiSipp) pic.twitter.com/r8rwb3O7I6
— Jacobin (@jacobinmag) September 11, 2017
“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.
Cops are at Wellington McDonalds where tons of angry people lined up for hrs for Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce only to learn they had none pic.twitter.com/3T272osid4
— Lulu Ramadan (@luluramadan) October 7, 2017
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?
You spoke. We’ve listened. Lots more #SzechuanSauce and locations. Details soon. And that’s the wayyy the news goes! pic.twitter.com/ooIrbZBsOw
— McDonald’s (@McDonalds) October 8, 2017
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan US