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WUHAN, CHINA – SEPTEMBER 04: (CHINA OUT) People watch as 22 KFC family buckets and protest signs are placed outside a KFC fast food restaurant on September 4, 2012 in Wuhan, China. Mr. Yang, a customer, witnessed an employee prepare a hamburger without wearing a mask, hat or gloves while waiting for his food at ...

By , a former associate editor at Foreign Policy.
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WUHAN, CHINA - SEPTEMBER 04: (CHINA OUT) People watch as 22 KFC family buckets and protest signs are placed outside a KFC fast food restaurant on September 4, 2012 in Wuhan, China. Mr. Yang, a customer, witnessed an employee prepare a hamburger without wearing a mask, hat or gloves while waiting for his food at the KFC restaurant on Tuesday. Yang refused to eat his food and demanded 20 family buckets as compensation, but the restaurant refused his request. Yang then decided to buy 2,000 family buckets in a moment of anger, but the restaurant only sold him 22. The Wuhan Food and Drug Administration has opened an investigation.

WUHAN, CHINA – SEPTEMBER 04: (CHINA OUT) People watch as 22 KFC family buckets and protest signs are placed outside a KFC fast food restaurant on September 4, 2012 in Wuhan, China. Mr. Yang, a customer, witnessed an employee prepare a hamburger without wearing a mask, hat or gloves while waiting for his food at the KFC restaurant on Tuesday. Yang refused to eat his food and demanded 20 family buckets as compensation, but the restaurant refused his request. Yang then decided to buy 2,000 family buckets in a moment of anger, but the restaurant only sold him 22. The Wuhan Food and Drug Administration has opened an investigation.

Chick-fil-A may be America’s most controversial fried chicken chain, but globally, KFC seems to be having a hard time steering clear of local politics

 

Joshua Keating was an associate editor at Foreign Policy. Twitter: @joshuakeating

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