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NY state restaurant chain 'bans' Putin

Russia's President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting in his Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, on April 4, 2014. AFP PHOTO / RIA-NOVOSTI / POOL/ ALEXEI NIKOLSKY

BUFFALO, New York: Mighty Taco, a Buffalo-based chain of Mexican fast-foot restaurants, has banned Russian President Vladimir Putin from all of the company's 23 locations in western New York.

The company known for its quirky ads announced on social media this week that effective immediately, Putin is banned from Mighty Taco for seizing Crimea from Ukraine. Might Taco's posting says Putin may be ordering around Crimea, but he won't be ordering a Super Mighty, one of the chain's most popular menu items.

The posting, which features a red-tinted photo of a gesticulating Putin, says he'll be "welcomed back" at Mighty Taco when he stops acting like a bully and "picking on people."

 

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