— papi_sam (@papisam13) June 2, 2020
Twitter was fired up this morning with thousands of tweets cancelling Wendy’s, Taco Bell and Pizza Hut!
#WendysIsOverParty quickly began trending after Business Insider reported that the franchise donates quite a significant amount to President Donald Trump.
— David Leavitt (@David_Leavitt) June 2, 2020
About mid-May, the White House announced that Muy Cos. CEO James Bodenstedt would participate in the roundtable.
Muy Cos. owns and operates hundreds of Wendy’s, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut locations across the US, making Bodenstedt the first fast-food franchisee to publicly advise the White House on how to help the restaurant industry recover from the coronavirus pandemic.
Bodenstedt has given Trump’s re-election campaign more than $440,000 in support funds. Most recently, in March, Bodenstedt donated $200,000.
Let the record show, Bodenstedt is an independent franchisee and Muy Cos. also owns and operates Taco Bell and Pizza Hut locations, Wendy’s has faced the brunt of the backlash.