A Taco Bell worker has been fired for scrawling the word 'PIG' on tacos ordered by an officer and his fiancée.
KAKE News reports the company apologized to the officer and his fiancée for the worker's insensitive behavior.
The incident happened on Saturday at a Taco Bell in Newton, KS. The couple placed their order for 5 tacos at the drive thru window.
The worker wrote "PIG" on 2 of the food wrappers and handed the order to the officer.
After discovering the offensive writing on their food the couple called the restaurant and spoke with the manager.
"I was told I could bring the 5 tacos back and she would have them remade," the couple told KAKE News. "I advised her that we were both working and that wasn't an option. She then said she would leave a note to refund our money and get the food remade."
Taco Bell's corporate office was moved to do more than just refund the money.
"We’ve of course apologized to him, all the Newton Police officers and, in fact, everyone in the community,” Jeff Graves, senior director of operations for Taco Bell, told KAKE News. “We do not share the same belief or view as the employee whatsoever,” Graves said. “Our company, Taco Bell, has always been pro-law enforcement, military. We’ve always supported the police in our community. Many of our restaurants give police discounts when they come in and eat.”
Tensions between the police and the black community continues to escalate following a series of high profile police shooting deaths of unarmed black men.
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