Skip to comments.Angry Shake Shack customers are urging the fast-food chain to cut ties with the controversial company that makes its burger buns
Posted on 06/11/2022 2:21:23 PM PDT by lowbridge
The Shake Shack chain has become synonymous with smashed burgers, crinkle-cut fries, and Martin's Potato Rolls. But the latter has become a cause for concern among customers after local Pennsylvania news site Billy Penn reported that the people behind the bun company have donated thousands of dollars to the front-running Republican candidate for Pennsylvania governor, Sen. Doug Mastriano.
Mastriano is regarded as a far-right Republican and recently received President Trump's backing in the race for governor, according to NBC News. Billy Penn reported that he gained popularity as a Trump-supporting election denier with Christian nationalist beliefs.
Mastriano was also subpoenaed by the congressional committee investigating the January 6 insurrection. NBC News reported that Mastriano used campaign money to charter buses that brought people to the Capitol.
According to Billy Penn, Jim Martin, the former president and current executive chair of Martin's Potato Rolls, gave $110,000 to Mastriano's gubernatorial campaign in 2021 — the largest donation to his campaign to date. He also donated $11,000 in 2020, according to the outlet.
Billy Penn reported that several other members of the Martin family have also donated to Mastriano, including Jim's wife Donna Martin, who gave an "in-kind donation worth a little over $4,000."
Julie Martin, Jim's daughter and the social-media manager for Martin's Potato Rolls, gave $2,000 last year, according to the outlet.
Soleil Ho of the San Francisco Chronicle reported that several Bay Area restaurants will stop purchasing Martin's, and Mike Strauss of Mike's BBQ in Philadelphia told Billy Penn that he plans to stop using the rolls at his burger pop-ups.
While Strauss told Billy Penn he "stays out of politics," he said he is "disturbed" by this news and that he "would prefer for my money not to support that."
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The ‘bots are in control.
. . . Joyless
. . . . . . Soulless
If they stick with their bun supplier I might go back and eat there a couple times.
The company will experience some setbacks, only to have a stunning rebound, like Chick-fil-A.
Corporate management should realize that a large percentage of their customer base votes Republican.
Yahoo stirring up yet another non-issue.
Welcome to the USSA, comrades.
I’d bet money it isn’t Shake Shack customers - it’s woke libtard control freaks.
Ooooo. A thought criminal! When will he be rounded up to the DC Gulag?
Back when they were selling food at a loss in Madison Square, I’d indulge. Now, they’re too expensive, and not as good as they were. And there is the political side..... Haven’t had one in fifteen years.
Why is this news, other than to try to popularize it? What spite business they lose they will definitely gain back in support.
The Martin’s drivers who delivered the rolls to this dump will be thrilled to learn that they don’t have to wear Kevlar vests and helmets on this delivery route anymore.
… a cause for concern among customers…
They’re bots, not “customers”.
I think we need to start calling them truth deniers. Like men don’t have babies. There was election fraud. Russian Collusion was a lie. Anybody who disagrees is a truth denier.
Funny how the same commies can say the 2016 election was stolen from them and that’s fine and dandy in fact they still say it to this day
I didn’t know this about the company behind Martin’s Potato Rolls.
Now that I do, I will buy them all the time.
Thanks for raising my awareness, lefties!
Fake news. Only leftists outraged. 99% of normal people either couldn’t care less or support the use of the buns.
Absolutely. I like it.
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