Grimace, McDonald's Purple Character, Leaves The Internet Confused Canadian news outlet CBC was interviewing Brian Bates, dubbed "Outstanding Manager of the Year" for his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic by the fast food chain. He says Grimace is a taste bud.

Grimace, McDonald's Purple Character, Leaves The Internet Confused

Grimace, McDonald's Purple Character, Leaves The Internet Confused

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Canadian news outlet CBC was interviewing Brian Bates, dubbed "Outstanding Manager of the Year" for his leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic by the fast food chain. He says Grimace is a taste bud.

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Rachel Martin. McDonald's has an ensemble of iconic mascots. There's the Hamburglar, the masked hamburger thief. There's Mayor McCheese. Ronald McDonald, of course, is the face of the chain. And then there's Grimace, that purple blob thing. I couldn't tell you what he is, but apparently Brian Bates can. In an interview with the CBC, the McDonald's manager of the year said - drumroll, please - Grimace is a taste bud.

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