The McDonald’s employee at the center of a nationwide fast food feud said that while he loves McDonald’s and his son loves fast food, he doesn’t think McDonald’s is a “family institution” like the restaurant chain is.
In a recent interview with CNN, the man, who identified himself as the manager of the restaurant in South Carolina, said he loves his job and loves McDonalds but thinks it’s a family institution.
“I love it, I love being at the front desk and doing my job and I love seeing my son, my wife, and my family come in and enjoy it,” he said.
“I think the family is important.”
He added that he thinks the family’s influence is strong, and that his son does too.
He said he was in the restaurant because he was a McDonalds employee, and was “disappointed” when the restaurant started making a point of getting customers to sign petitions calling for his firing.
The South Carolina restaurant was closed in March, but reopened on April 11.
The manager said he still wants to keep his job.
He told CNN he has received threats.
He said McDonalds is “not a family-oriented business.”
The manager said that McDonalds employees “have the right to make a political statement” but he feels “our community needs to make the right choice” about his job’s future.
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