Fast Food Worker Fired After Cruel Receipt To Customer
A worker at a fast food restaurant in the US has been fired after calling a customer "Chubby" on his receipt docket.
The customer, Gaston County man Jimmy Shue, said he was left "humiliated and embarrassed" when his order was called out at his local Wendy's.
“The girl asked me my name at the register, so I gave her my name clear as day, ‘Jimmy'," he told local station WFMY News.
"She said, 'Okay, thank you,' handed me the ticket, and I didn’t pay no mind at first until looked down at it while I was waiting and saw it said ‘Chubby'."
He said he was ready to let it go, but another employee came to the counter with his order and called out the name on the ticket.
The second employee was "hesitant" to say "Chubby", said Shue, but did so anyway.
"I told him, ‘That’s not my name but that’s my order,’ and I grabbed the order and started to walk out because I was mad," Shue said.
"Everybody started laughing in the restaurant, and I got really embarrassed."
Shue flagged the incident with Wendy's head office, who put him in contact with the local restaurant.
Wendy's told the Daily Mail that the employee has since been fired.
"We work very hard to create a welcoming and inclusive environment for our employees and customers. We have apologized to this customer and the employee involved no longer works for our company," it said in a statement.
It is not clear if the 'Chubby' name was a cruel jab, or a mishearing of 'Jimmy'.
Lead image: WFMY News.