The fast-food chain Hardee’s took a veiled swipe at MyPillow CEO and election conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell after he announced this Tuesday that the FBI had seized his cellphone while he was visiting one of the chain’s Minnesota locations.
Lindell made the claim on his Lindell TV show this Tuesday, saying that an agent walked up to him while he was in the restaurant’s drive-thru and informed him that they had a warrant authorizing the seizure of his cellphone, to which Lindell replied that he needs his phone to run his companies since he doesn’t have a computer.
“My hearing aids run off this! Everything runs off my phone,” Lindell recounted himself saying to the FBI agent. “And then I said, ‘If I don’t give it to you, will you arrest me then?’ … I was just going, are you kidding me? You’re not getting my phone.”
Now that you know we exist… you should really try our pillowy biscuits.
— Hardee’s (@Hardees) September 14, 2022
In a tweet this Wednesday, the restaurant chain, which is primarily located in the Southern and Midwestern United States, described its food as “pillowy” and acknowledged its lack of name recognition.
“Now that you know we exist… you should really try our pillowy biscuits,” Hardee’s tweeted.
While it’s not known what the nature of the alleged phone seizure was, recent reports say the Department of Justice issued around 40 subpoenas last week in its investigation of former President Donald Trump and his allies’ effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election.
Not long after Lindell’s announcement, he was already using it to raise money, with a post to Telegram linking to MyPillow.com. In a other post, Lindell told followers to “fight back by shopping.”