It should be pointed out that Staley, whose photos of the buns brought attention to this situation, works at McDonalds. Was this all a ploy, then? Nope, the bathroom buns were a real thing that happened, and Checkers even admitted it.
Posted by Stephen Staley on Saturday, April 23, 2016
They're all clearly wrapped up, so it doesn't look like anyone decided to use the buns as toilet paper. That's good.
Since Staley discovered this avant-garde bathroom decoration over the weekend, Checkers tossed the buns. And, like a good corporation, they released an apologetic statement:
The buns were misplaced during a delivery at the franchise-operated Checkers location in Cleveland, Tennessee, on Saturday, April 23, 2016, and when discovered, they were immediately disposed of by the restaurant team. The buns were never served, and the employees involved in the delivery have been disciplined.
How are buns "misplaced" into a dingy bathroom? That doesn't quite make sense. Did someone, mistaking the toilet for a fridge and the sink for a stove, think the bathroom was a kitchen?
Checkers gets a pass on this one, though, since buns wrapped up in the bathroom are nowhere near as bad as buns on the floor.