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!
Tags: apology, billboard, burger king, employee, fast food, icky icky poo, mexicans, offensive, sign, sorry, viral