Martin’s Famous Potato Rolls and Bread angered leftists after it was discovered that a board member had made a private donation to Pennsylvania Governor Doug Mastriano’s Hope Campaign.
Martin’s is based in Chambersville, Pennsylvania and was established in 1955 when the family started the business baking bread in a one-car garage. He has become the supplier for other local businesses, such as Federal Donuts, and his potato buns are sold nationwide. That’s quite the American achievement, and we can’t have that, can we?
#PENNSYLVANIA Fans began pressuring Federal Donuts to change bread supplier after Billy Penn reported growing customer dismay because the family behind Martin’s were among the top donors to the PAGOP gubernatorial candidate. , Doug Mastriano. » https://t.co/w7NEd5H0Kv
— Jenny Stephens (@JennyStephens52) June 21, 2022
We wonder who started this “customer dismay”. We don’t know anyone else, but when we come across a good potato bun, we don’t really stop to check their politics. We also wonder how we got to the point where you can’t even get a sandwich.
Just eat, already.
Federal Donuts, another Pennsylvania-based company, decided to give in and instead use an out-of-state supplier:
Federal Donuts has found a new potato roll for its signature fried chicken sandwiches.
The Philly chicken, donut and coffee specialist is saying goodbye to Central Pennsylvania bread brand Martin’s, which it has used since the sandwiches were introduced to the menu in 2015.
Instead, the brand will begin using the Schmidt Old Tyme Potato Roll made by Baltimore-born Schmidt Baking Company. A FedNuts spokesperson confirmed the menu change at Billy Penn on Tuesday.
Martin’s released a statement early in the controversy:
– Martin’s Potato Rolls (@potatorolls) May 17, 2022
We think it’s a pretty good one. What the online outrage crowd repeatedly ignores (and we deliberately suspect) is that every company has many moving parts, and controlling every employee’s beliefs is impossible, and no employer should want to. Boycotts rarely tend to hurt managers, but they will hurt the people they employ.
The boycott rallied locals to support the company:
Please support us @Potato Croquettes They are delicious. The left tries to destroy them because that is exactly what the left does. Buy their rolls and you won’t be disappointed. Large PA family business.
— Rich Zeoli @ (@Richzeoli) June 22, 2022
We’ve been eating it since I was a kid. My mother has always bought them, and so have I. Now I’m also happy to support them through all this nonsense.
— Flower Power (@flowerpwr95) June 22, 2022
.@Richzeoli, we use Martin’s potato rolls for some sandwiches at Mulligans. They are delicious! 😋
— Jonny Z’s Ghost (@JerseyShoreJZ) June 22, 2022
@Richzeoli I’m going to buy Martin’s potato rolls. When our church has its fall harvest festival, I’ll make sure we buy their scrolls, over 1000. PS. Do Megaphone 📣 Bernie with this voice today.
—Tom Hoskins (@HoskinsTom) June 22, 2022
As always, the best response to a boycott is a buycott.
And… they are really delicious.