Forget Yelp: if you've got $22,000 and a grudge against a restaurant, why not stage a pricy protest? A wealthy Chinese businessman named Yang Lin tried to buy 2,000 family meals (which would have cost $22,000) from a KFC in Hankou, Hubei because he saw a cook at the restaurant preparing food without gloves or a face mask. The restaurant's manager refused. Yang did manage to get his hands on 22 family meals, which he lined up on the stairs outside the restaurant, along signs asking people not to eat at the there.
22 family meals is not quite as impressive as 2,000, but what can you do? (Note: some reports say Yang bought all 2,000 buckets, but the photos do not support that.) Yum! Brands, which owns KFC, told China Daily they "they discipline[d] the workers and appreciate Yang's supervision." Here's a video:
Video: Man Buys 2,000 Family Meals From KFC to Protest its Unhygienic Handling of Food
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