Food chains in support of George Floyd
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The death of George Floyd is a game-changer and lead the world to speak against racism. There was a global protest against anti-racism and from South Africa to Europe to the Asia Pacific – they have reached hundreds of countries.

After the murder of George Floyd by Minnesota police officers, brands and businesses across the consumer spectrum have also expressed support for the #BlackLivesMatter movement on social media.

Furthermore, top executives at the biggest chains in America are speaking out in support of protests following the death of George Floyd. Meanwhile, the protests are sparking internal discussions about racism.

CEOs at chains encompassing Chick-fil-A, McDonald’s, and Taco Bell have launched statements recently supporting protests, with some white executives admitting that they cannot understand the injustices Black people face.

Below are a few food chains which gave their two cents on George Floyd’s death:

1. McDonald’s

2. Taco Bell 

3. Starbucks 

4. Burger King 

5. Popeyes Chicken 

6. Chipotle

7. Subway 

8. KFC

9. Wendy’s

10. Ben and Jerry’s

When it comes to restaurant chains, several have followed suit while others have remained silent. The above list is by no means a comprehensive one. Still, the mentioned national chains have publicly stated their support for the cause, taken steps to support their employees who are protesting and are opening up opportunities for dialogue about racial discrimination.

According to research, African American people are dying at twice the rate of other communities, and black business owners and workers have been disproportionately affected while being left out to dry.

However, the question that remains at the end is, are these food chains implementing what they’re saying? What have the chains been doing to take care of their workers? Just last week, workers at a McDonald’s, in Oakland, went on strike after they were allegedly told to wear masks made out of dog diapers while four workers had tested positive for COVID-19 in the days before.

George Floyd’s murder has caused a stir on social media, and according to news, the sacked officers are Thomas Lane, J Alexander Kueng, and Tou Thao. They all face charges of aiding and abetting second-degree murder and aiding and abetting second-degree manslaughter.

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