Fast food restaurant chains like McDonald’s are having a rough time as the number of cases of corruption at their franchises grows.
According to a report by the Washington Post, the number is up to 3,000.
In the last year, the McDonald’s Corporation has been fined $3.4 million by the Philippine government for allegedly violating several laws on bribery and other corruption.
The McDonald’s investigation revealed that the fast food chain paid more than $2 million in bribes in exchange for preferential treatment in various government contracts.
In 2014, the US government fined McDonald’s $2.9 million for allegedly misusing tax dollars to bribe local officials to grant concessions in various projects, including the construction of a bridge in the Philippines.
The Philippines is one of the largest consumers of McDonald’s, but the company is facing a serious challenge in its efforts to clean up the food supply chain, particularly as more and more fast food outlets are opening up across the country.
The Philippine McDonald’s Company, the parent company of McDonalds, said in a statement that the allegations are not true.
The company also denied the allegations in the Washington, DC Post report, saying it was in the process of “investigating and addressing the matter.”
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