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Alderman: 'Boycott Burger King' for Not Shoveling Sidewalk

Five days after a blizzard hit Somerville, the Home of the Whopper still hadn't shoveled its sidewalk, and one alderman was livid.

Burger King, at 185 Somerville Ave., still hadn't shoveled its sidewalks five days after a blizzard dumped around 28 inches of snow on the city, according to Ward 2 Alderman Maryann Heuston.

Heuston was mad.

Speaking at a Somerville Board of Aldermen meeting Thursday, she said, "If the average joe" can shovel his sidewalk, Burger King should be able to as well.

"A large corporation like Burger King should be ashamed of itself," she said.

The Ward 2 alderman said city officials have visited the Burger King and told them to shovel, to no avail.

"I would ask people to boycott Burger King until they shovel their sidewalk," Heuston said.

She also wants to send a letter to the CEO and regional managers of the fast food corporation.

"I've had it with Burger King, and we need to make a statement loud and clear," she said.

AHM February 17, 2013 at 12:18 AM
I see Boston fined Walgreens $2000 for not shoveling their sidewalks.
Mr Myagi February 18, 2013 at 04:55 PM
Walgreen's doesn't have delicious Whoppers.
LUllman February 18, 2013 at 06:33 PM
um, will the board of aldermen call on the city of somerville to do a better job of clearing the public walkway alongside the city property on somerville avenue, just a stone's throw from this burger king? I know, it can take several days to properly clear these lots and haul the snow away, but in the meantime, it is a hazard for pedestrians and motorists alike...
Lucille Kenney February 18, 2013 at 06:40 PM
or Crispy Chicken Salad with Apple Cider dressing.
Jake February 18, 2013 at 07:45 PM
Or awesome fries

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