Fast food restaurant company Hardee's just masterfully mocked MyPillow CEO and noted conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell after he complained that agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seized his phone while he was in the drive-thru of a Hardee’s restaurant.
Hardee's, which was established in North Carolina in 1961, has locations primarily in the Southern and Midwestern United States, so it might not be as well known a fast food destination to those living outside these regions.
But the company saw an opportunity to stake a new claim to fame after the FBI seized Lindell's phone, taking a jab at Lindell in the process.
The company posted the following message to its official Twitter account:
"Now that you know we exist... you should really try our pillowy biscuits."
The use of the word "pillowy" to describe Hardee's biscuits was a clear reference to Lindell, who has been the subject of considerable derision since the MyPillow CEO, who previously advised former President Donald Trump's campaign, took a more active role in supporting and financing Trump's attempts to overturn the 2020 general election result by spreading disproven conspiracy theories about widespread electoral fraud in that election.
Social media users gladly ate up this masterful display of shade, further mocking Lindell in the process.
Lindell's phone was seized in connection with a 2021 breach of voting machines in Mesa County, Colorado, committed by former Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, who is facing felony charges for alleged tampering after sensitive voter machine data she leaked was presented at Lindell's "Cyber Symposium," which he billed as an arena in which he would unveil definitive proof that the 2020 election was stolen but that ultimately failed to produce any evidence of fraud.
Lindell had claimed that “all different models” of cars with FBI agents surrounded his vehicle and an agent told him he had a warrant to seize Lindell's cell phone.
He said he initially declined to surrender his phone because "I run five companies off that" and "I don't have a computer."
Lindell's complaints about the seizure prompted former President Donald Trump to lash out at the authorities and to claim that Americans "are now officially living in a Weaponized Police State, Rigged Elections, and all," pushing more conspiracy theories about the integrity of the election he lost to Democrat Joe Biden.