This article was contributed by the STOMP Team.
A man in China was so appalled when he saw an employee of a KFC making chicken sandwiches without wearing gloves, he ordered 2,000 Family Meal buckets and blocked the entrance of the restaurant in protest.
The incident occured about 12 noon on Sep 4, and the man, Mr Yang, 30, from Beijing, was dining at the Wuhan KFC outlet with his friend, Mr Lei.
While Mr Yang was paying and waiting for his initial order, he saw through a crack between the food cabinets that a young man was preparing food with his bare hands, and he was not wearing a cap/hair net on facebook.
Mr Yang pointed out the problem and suggested that the restaurant make him 30 Family Meal Buckets as compensation. He also plonked down a stack a hundred yuan bills and decided to buy 2,000 take-out buckets in protest of the restaurant's apathy and lack of hygiene standards.
Each bucket costs 74 yuan (S$14.80) and 2,000 would cost over 140,000 yuan (S$28,000). Mr Yang was still at the restaurant at 5pm and displaying the uneaten food which he deemed as 'problematic food' and refusing to eat it.
By 7pm, the restaurant only sold him 22 buckets and refused to sell him the remaining 1,978. At 8pm, a statement from Yum Brands KFC of China officially responded that the company has established a stricter food preparation process, which requires employees to wear gloves while making food. Failure to comply will result in the employee being reprimanded by the company.