While a significant percentage of American companies openly embrace the woke ideal, as evidenced by varied advertising practices, other enterprises that are even tangentially connected to conservatives oftentimes find themselves facing an onslaught of criticism, if not outright cancellation.
New York-based Shake Shack burgers, famed for their delicious burgers, may find out the hard way how insidious cancel culture is, given the recent, indirect link between the company and Doug Mastriano, the Republican gubernatorial candidate for Pennsylvania in the upcoming midterm elections in the fall.
Apparently, Mastriano is linked to James Martin, who is the father of Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe. The pastry company sells the potato buns in which Shake Shack burgers are ensconced, and, apparently, some leftists simply cannot process the concept of political donations flowing in multiple directions in an allegedly free society.
According to Capital & Main, which has been determined to have a pronounced level of bias towards the left per Media Bias Fact Check, the potato buns sold to Shake Shack are now apparently “MAGA” buns.
“Has Martin’s potato roll become the MAGA burger bun?” the headline blared.
Shake Shack has 35 locations in New York, 30 in California, and 8 in Martin and Mastriano’s home state of Pennsylvania. In addition, the chain has other branches in other major American cities, several of them which are filled with Democrats eager to cancel any person or company that may be perceived as remotely offensive, which is precisely why Martin’s was forced to issue a statement in response to the leftist rag’s deliberately incendiary headline, chiefly with the inclusion of “MAGA,” a nightmarish proposition for the left.
“Martin’s Famous Pastry Shoppe Inc. does not donate to any political candidate or party,” the pastry shop informed the far-left outlet.
The company also added that the numerous employees, alongside stockholders “are all free to support and vote for whoever they choose,” reminding critics of the importance of democratic debate and diverse political positions in a representative republic.
“As a company, we do not donate to any candidate or political organization,” the statement concluded.
Shake Shack, however, declined to respond to Capital & Main’s demand for comment, underscoring the extent to which the far left was whipping up a totally senseless frenzy against a beloved American chain.