In now deleted Facebook and Twitter posts, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que, a New York chain with locations in the city as well as upstate, advertised a pulled- and jerked-chicken sandwich called the “Robert Kraft.”
“This week only stop into the Syracuse Dinosaur to get a ‘Robert Kraft’ aka the Jerked and Pulled Chicken Sandwich,” the restaurant wrote.
The restaurant added Sunday afternoon that a portion of the proceeds would be sent to the McMahon/Ryan Child Advocacy Center, a Syracuse-based organization dedicated to freeing kids “from abuse and exploitation.”
Kraft was charged Monday for soliciting prostitution as part of a larger investigation into a sex trafficking ring.
Kraft allegedly visited the Florida day spa at the center of the inquiry on two occasions and paid for sex acts.
After the restaurant published its post Sunday, a wave of criticism followed.
“Yikes,” one Twitter user responded. “I hope the [person responsible] is getting fired,” another tweeted, according to Syracuse.com.
When contacted Monday, Dinosaur’s human resources department said the company’s social media strategist was not in the office, but the representative did not clarify whether or not the posts were written by that person.