Jimmy Shue's recent visit to a North Carolina Wendy's did not go over as easily as he had hoped. What could possibly go wrong in the few minutes between placing your order and waiting for your food, right? Well, for Shue it had to do with the name associated with his order. After placing his order, the employee behind the counter asked for his name to go with the order. Of course, he told them it was Jimmy. But, he noticed that's not what the employee wrote. Instead, his receipt said "Chubby."
At first, Shue ignored the incident. But, when his food was ready, things only got worse. The employee who was tasked with calling out orders apprehensively called out for "Chubby."
Shue collected his food saying, "That's not my name but that's my order." As he angrily left the store, he could hear the employees and other customers laughing. He said he found the whole experience really embarrassing and he believes that he was specifically "targeted because of his weight."
Shue called Wendy's corporate offices, who passed along his information to the owner of that particular franchise. The last thing that he was told was that the situation had been "dealt with." The local news was told that the employee in question had been fired. Shue recieved an apology from Wendy's but says he is hopeful for an apology from the offending employee.
This is not an isolated incident. It seems that employees of various fast food places use the "name" section on receipts to harass customers. One such incident involves an employee writing the n-word in place of a name for an order of pizza. Another similar incident occurred when an employee wrote "crazy bitch" on the receipt of a customer who ordered her burger without cheese.
Was Wendy's right to fire the employee who called a customer chubby? Should the employee have to personally apologize to Jimmy Shue? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!