That’ll show 'em! Wealthy Chineseman buys 2,000 family buckets to blockade entrance to KFC branch in bizarre protest over hygiene standards
- Businessman is outraged when he sees chef preparing food without gloves or face mask
- He then blows £14,000 on the fast food
- Puts signs on the family buckets lined up outside the entrance warning would-be diners not to eat their 'poisonous' food
Wealthy businessman Yang Lin fought dirty when a KFC branch ignored his complaint about hygiene.
The customer was on business trip from Beijing to Wuhan when he decided to eat at a KFC.
The 30-year-old claims to have seen staff members making hamburgers with their bare hands and no masks.
The bucket stops here: Businessman Yang Lin lines up his purchase outside a KFC in central China
Lining them up: Just another 1900 family sized buckets to line up and the job is done
According to Mr Lin, the manager was
reluctant to apologise and explained that the cook forgot to wear his
gloves because there were too many customers.
The manager then said the food was produced under completely sanitary conditions.
The response angered Mr Lin so much he blew £14,000 in a split second buying 2,000 family buckets.
he began lining them up outside the shop entrance with signs
warning people not to eat them because they were a health risk.
But the store refused to sell any more food to Mr Lin after 22 buckets.
The businessman said he has been to many KFC's in other countries and found them to be very strict in sanitation standards.
'I wanted to buy all their food so they couldn't poison anyone else and I wanted to warn people what sort of food they were eating,' said Mr Lin.
Food to go: Staff at the KFC stopped serving Yang Lin food after just 22 buckets
'I'm lucky to have made money in business so I can afford this protest. At first KFC wanted my money, but soon they were begging me to take it back,' he added.
Yang only agreed to end the bucket blockade after KFC managers in publicly apologised for their behaviour and agreed to improve staff hygiene.
'If they'd done that at the start they would have saved themselves a lot of trouble,' he said.
Health authorities in Wuhan have launched investigations and will review security videos to see if the kitchen staff wore the proper protection.
Zhang Zhikai from the Wuhan Food and Drug Administration says gloves are required in food processing. 'Ready-to-eat food must be produced with gloved hands or in specific containers,' he says.
KFC stressed their regulations state cooks must wear gloves when making food following the incident and reiterated that their food is safe.
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