Staff sacked over ‘F**k You’ burger

2010-11-20 07:42

Los Angeles – A Burger King restaurant manager and staff member have been sacked after a customer found the expression “F**k You” on the top of his meal receipt.

The foul-mouthed exhortation appeared twice, in computer type, at the top of the receipt for a Double Whopper with cheese, onion rings and a small drink in the Burger King outlet in Sacramento, California, TV station KCRA reported.

“I looked at the receipt and it says ‘f**k you’ on it,” said customer Francisco Perez. “It’s humiliating. All I did was place my order and I got a ‘f**k you’ burger,” Perez added.

In a statement, Burger King’s management said the franchise holder of the restaurant had sacked the manager of the franchise and the member of staff involved.

“The Burger King system prides itself on providing excellent service to all of its restaurant guests. It expects all crew members to value and respect every guest they serve,” it said.

“Burger King Corporation and the franchisee that owns and operates this restaurant deeply regret that this incident occurred.

“The franchisee has taken immediate corrective action and both the manager and employee have been terminated. The franchisee has also reached out to the guest directly.”

A worker at the restaurant, giving her name only Megan, said she thought the two sacked people – whose names appear on the receipt – had not acted maliciously.

“They’re both really nice people,” she said. “I’m sure they didn’t mean it toward the customer. They were probably just joking around.”

The insulted customer – whose food came to $9.22 (about R64.41) – told KCRA that Burger King had offered him vouchers for free food at the restaurant, but said he never planned to eat there again.

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