"Burger King distances itself from franchise’s ‘Global Warming is Baloney’ signs."
The Memphis Flyer recently caught multiple local Burger King franchises sporting a big “Global Warming is Baloney” sign. When reporter Chris Davis called one of restaurants to ask about the sign, employees initially denied that the sign was there. When they finally admitted that it was, they claimed that “Global Warming is Baloney” is the official opinion of the Burger King corporation:
BK: The sign was put up yesterday.
Me: And it’s not a mistake?
Me: It reflects the opinion of BK international?
BK: Yes. Would you like to talk to the home office? I can give you a number.
Me: I’ve got the number, I’ve already contacted them. Thanks.
On Friday, however, Susan Robison, Vice President of Corporate Communications for the Burger King Corporation, told the Flyer that the signs do not “reflect a Burger King Corp. (BKC) opinion or view. The two restaurants where these signs appeared are independently owned and operated and were not authorized to display this statement. The signs have since been removed.” (HT: AMERICAblog)