MEXICO CITY – McDonald's subsidiary in Mexico is apologizing for a Facebook post that was seen as trashing tamales, Mexico's corn-dough treat.
A statement posted Tuesday on the McDonald's Mexico website said: "It was never the intention of McDonald's Mexico to disrespect traditions or traditional Mexican foods like tamales."
The original tamale post came on Monday's Candelaria day holiday, when tamales are traditionally eaten. Tamales are usually wrapped in corn husks or banana leaves.
The post said roughly, "tamales are a thing of the past. The McBurrito also comes wrapped."
McDonald's wrote "we apologize to those who might have been offended by the publication, which has been withdrawn from our social media."