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The bun on Burger King's new Halloween Whopper might be black, but it'll have you seeing green on the other side of that experience.
Reports have surfaced that the black burger bun, which was a hit with Japanese consumers last year, will stir your stomach to create a green bowel movement, with shades ranging from neon to hunter green.
Call it curiosity -- a staffer with our sister station KTRK in Houston decided to try it.
"I noticed flecks of green in the bun itself," our colleague said. "I wondered if it was mold but for the sake of science, couldn't stop myself."
The end result: "Yep, it came out Frankenstein green."
Meteorologist Don Schwenneker at our sister station WTVD also said the Halloween burger left him feeling "haunted."
"I ate this one and for two days was haunted by the color green," Schwenneker said on his Facebook page.
On social media, the hashtag #greenpoop began trending Monday with people sharing their own encounters of the green kind:
Burger King tells ABC News the dark bun's color comes from the "smoky black pepper flavor of A.1. baked into the bun," and that it contains less than one percent food dye. The concentration of food dye in the bun meets Acceptable Daily Intake measurements approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the company says.
Burger King did not immediately respond to our request for comment on the green poop claims.
When it comes to expectation versus reality, just don't get your hopes up — especially when it comes to fast food.
KFC recently launched a new product in the UK and Ireland called a Ricebox for hungry people on the go. The new item comes in three flavors — original recipe, pulled chicken and zinger — but the actual product might leave customers a little disappointed.
A Reddit user in the UK showed the Internet what the Ricebox looks like in real life, and it's clearly not as pretty in the advertisements.
Some noticeable differences: the vibrant, appetizing colors are pretty much replaced by a gray goop, and while there is certainly some rice in there, the green lettuce in the ad looks to be all but missing.
According to the user's post, the Ricebox seems to be outstandingly expensive as well, especially for fast food.
A few people on social media have also been posting about their disappointments.
Anyone who's unwrapped a sad, flattened Whopper can relate.
UPDATE: Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 9:18 a.m. EST: Upon hearing the news of the less-than-quality food some customers were getting, a KFC spokesperson told Mashable, "We are really sorry about this. Clearly this ricebox was not served as it should have been and we are in contact with the customer to apologise. We are also reminding all of our restaurants of the right way to serve Riceboxes. We always want our customers to be happy with both the look and taste of their food so this is very disappointing."
The union called the move "unacceptable and discouraging."
A Rhode Island police union is outraged over what a Dunkin' Donuts employee wrote on an officer's coffee cup. According to Go Local Prov, a Providence police officer purchased a coffee Friday night from a local Dunkin' Donuts. A Facebook post (which does not appear to be public) from fellow police officer William O'Donnell claims that the employee was "immediately rude, and didn't appear to want to serve" his co-worker who was in uniform. Upon leaving, the unnamed police officer noticed that his coffee had "#blacklivesmatter" scrawled across it in marker.
This did not sit well with O'Donnell, who suggested getting coffee from another chain: "Would you drink it? My suggestion... absolutely not, go to Starbucks. When is this silliness going to end. But if the store gets robbed she'll be calling us immediately to help AND we will because that's what we do!!!!"
The move upset Providence Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3 as well, which according to Boston.com, is the union that represents "both active and retired members of the department." The union held an emergency meeting on Sunday and then released a statement "condemning the employee and the Black Lives Matter movement": "Providence FOP #3 finds this action to be unacceptable and discouraging... The negativity displayed by the #Blacklivesmatter organization towards Police across this nation is creating a hostile environment that is not resolving any problems or issues, but making it worse for our communities." The union ended their statement by proclaiming, "ALL LIVES MATTER."
As for the Dunkin' Donuts, a spokesperson for the chain tells WWLP the company is "aware of the situation" and the franchisee has "apologized to the police on behalf of Dunkin' Donuts." The franchisee has "counseled the employee" about her behavior, too.
The incident comes just a month after an officer in uniform was allegedly denied service at an Arby's in Florida. An employee supposedly told the officer that he did not want to serve her "because you are a police officer." The employee was eventually fired. Just a few weeks later, a Whataburger in Texas faced a similar issue. An employee was fired for refusing to serve two police officers. She reportedly told the two men, "We don't serve police." Check out the full statement from the Providence FOP #3 below:
On October 2nd, 2015 at approximately 3 pm, a member of the Providence Police Department walked into the Dunkin Donuts located at Atwells Ave and Bradford Street in the city of Providence. This officer was getting a cup of coffee to start his shift. The officer was in a Providence Police uniform representing the Police Department and Providence Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #3. The officer ordered his coffee and found the worker to be somewhat rude and appeared as though they did not want to serve the officer. Upon leaving the establishment, the officer noticed a message written in black mraker on the cup, #Blacklivesmatter.
Providence FOP #3 finds this action to be unacceptable and discouraging. Members of this Union, who represent active and retired Providence Police officers adamantly, believe that ‘all lives matter'. Our officers, like all other Law enforcement agencies work tirelessly to protect and serve all members of the communities. The negativity displayed by the #Blacklivesmatter organization towards Police across this nation is creating a hostile environment that is not resolving any problems or issues, but making it worse for our communities. They are doing this by increasing tensions amongst police and the people they serve.
We, as a union representing Providence Police officers are concerned about the welfare and safety of all members of Law enforcement. This behavior by an employee of a nationwide corporation is unacceptable. We are also concerned by the action of this employee who created a perceived safety issue to our officers. We bring this incident to the attention of other law enforcement officers across this city, state, and country, to remind them to stay vigilant in your efforts to protect and serve. We also thank those members of the community who continue to support law enforcement officers, and work with law enforcement officers to create a safer community for everyone because ALL LIVES MATTER.
Providence FOP Lodge #3 Executive Board
Hong Kong (AFP) - A homeless woman lay dead at a Hong Kong McDonald's restaurant for hours surrounded by diners who failed to notice her, sparking concern over the city's "McRefugees".
"Officers arrived upon a report from a female customer (that a person was found to have fainted)," police said in a statement.
"The subject was certified dead at the scene."
Local media said the woman was slumped at a table, 24 hours after she first entered the restaurant in the working class district of Ping Shek.
She had not moved for seven hours before fellow diners noticed something was wrong, according to Apple Daily, citing CCTV footage.
The woman was thought to have regularly spent nights in the McDonald's, the South China Morning Post said.
The city's Social Welfare Department said it was "highly concerned" about the incident.
"We endeavour to support street sleepers to enhance their self-reliance... the subject is a complex social problem," a department spokeswoman said.
There are concerns over the plight of the homeless population in the affluent southern Chinese financial hub, although the number of homeless is relatively low, estimated at more than 1,000 by local NGOs.
Many are forced to live on the street as they cannot afford to rent even the tiniest home as housing prices are sky high.
In sweltering temperatures and high humidity, some find shelter in air-conditioned restaurants that are open around the clock.
"McDonald's Hong Kong would like to express our grief over the unfortunate incident at our Ping Shek Estate restaurant," Wendy Lam, senior director of McDonald's Hong Kong, said.
"We welcome everyone to visit our restaurants any time. In order to provide a pleasant dining environment, we would not disturb our customers, but our service will be offered promptly upon request," she added.
From Mail Online:
A police officer queuing for a coffee in Dunkin' Donuts was told the Connecticut branch 'doesn't serve cops'.
Police said a West Hartford officer was in line at the 1234 Farmington Ave outlet waiting to buy a cup of coffee when the incident took place.
In front of customers, an employee said: 'He didn't get the message. We don't serve cops here.'
It is the latest in a string of cases of officers being turned away - including an incident where two cops were refused service at a Whataburger last month.
According to the police report, the officer left the branch and while returning to his vehicle, the manager brought the abrupt member of staff outside to apologize, NBC Connecticut reported.
The employee said his comment was a joke, but the police officer told him to apologize to customers who appeared to be offended.
The officer was offered a free cup of coffee, which he did not accept.
Michelle King, senior director of global public relations at Dunkin' Brands, told NBC Connecticut she was aware of what had happened at the branch in West Hartford.
'The crew member exhibited poor judgment and apologized immediately to the police officer,' she said. 'The franchise owner, a long-time supporter of local police, has also reached out to apologize on behalf of the restaurant.
'Dunkin’ Donuts and our franchisees share a commitment to the well-being and fair treatment of all guests.'
In September, officer Cameron Beckham and reserve deputy Michael Magovern from Lewisville, Texas were denied service at a Whataburger because they were cops.
They were on duty to work overnight traffic security at a construction area but decided to stop into their local fast food joint for some food before the start of their shift.
Magovern said a man behind the counter, who identified himself as the manager, looked at him and said, 'We don’t serve police officers.'
Whataburger later said they fired the employee and released a public apology.
And also last month, Arby's apologized after a South Florida policewoman was told an employee didn't want to serve her 'due to her being a police officer'.