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Buffalo taco chain Mighty Taco bans Putin from eating there

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to the CEO

Russian President Vladimir Putin listens to the CEO of Siemens AG Joe Kaeser during their meeting in the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, March 26, 2014. Credit: AP/Alexander Zemlianichenko

BUFFALO - Hey Putin, don't even think about ordering a Super Mighty in Buffalo.

Mighty Taco, a Buffalo-based chain of Mexican fast-foot restaurants, has banned Russian President Vladimir Putin from all of the company's 23 locations in western New York.

The company known for its quirky ads announced on social media this week that effective immediately, Putin is banned from Mighty Taco for seizing Crimea from Ukraine. Mighty Taco's posting says Putin may be ordering around Crimea, but he won't be ordering a Super Mighty, one of the chain's most popular menu items.

The posting, which features a red-tinted photo of a gesticulating Putin, says he'll be "welcomed back" at Mighty Taco when he stops acting like a bully and "picking on people."

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