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Burger King Apologizes After Offensive Sign Goes Viral!

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burger king apologizes after disgruntled employee changes sign

It looks like Burger King has some SERIOUS explaining to do!!

The gigantic fast food chain has come under some serious fire after a disgruntled employee arranged one of their signs so it read "Now hiring. Must be Mexican."

The managers were able to take the sign down, but not before someone snapped a picture, and now the photo is making its rounds throughout the interwebs like wildfire!!

The Whopper making company released an apology, saying:

"We have been informed by the franchisee that immediate actions were taken to terminate the employee responsible. (Burger King Corp.) has a long history of dedication to diversity and inclusion. Diversity is a driving force behind both our innovation and an inclusive environment for our people — employees, franchisees, suppliers and restaurant guests alike."

Well a good old fashioned sorry is definitely a good place to start!

Despite the apology and removal of the offensive sign, it looks like the damage has already been done as they are still receiving a slew of negative comments of their Facebook page!

There's no doubt that this has been an absolute PR nightmare for Burger King, and maybe next time they'll learn to keep a little bit of a closer eye on their employees! Especially the ones in charge of working the signs!

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9 comments to “Burger King Apologizes After Offensive Sign Goes Viral!”

  1. Minnie says – reply to this


    aaaaaand that's how the whole company gets into trouble by one idiot :S

  2. jess says – reply to this


    It is offensive? WHAT? But if it said "MUST BE GAY" then it would not be offensive. It would great, right? WHATEVER!!!

  3. cc says – reply to this


    Yes it's wrong, however the media is extremely SLOW on this one…the sign was posted last summer and was actually taken down VERY shortly after it was put up…so much for "timely news reporting" lol

  4. Hannie says – reply to this


    Re: jess – No, must be gay would be extremely offensive as well. Just like "Must be black" or "Must be white" would offend someone somewhere. Although anyone that is placing blame on Burger King for this is ridiculous. It was one employee. You don't blame a church when their sign gets vandalized and says something obscure. What makes Burger King any different?

  5. IH8Tacos says – reply to this


    Hahaha. So true.

  6. 6

    Why in the hell would someone want to hire a Mexican? They're so damn lazy.

  7. 7

    Re: Mad Dog – Are you kidding me? They are some of the hardest workers I have ever seen. In Mexico at some of the resorts they work 10-12 hours per day, 6 days per week and get paid about $6 per day (more if they are bartenders or work the front desk).
    Here in SoCal where I live most of them are pretty hard working, our gardening service does 3-4 units per day 6 days a week.
    On topic, I wish BK would bring back the Rodeo Cheeseburger. I really liked that.

  8. Nate says – reply to this


    LOL FAIL! The statement pretty much states exactly what the sign stated.

  9. 9

    everyone knows that mexicans only work in chinese restaurants!!! come on people!!!