A Burger King sign that read, “now hiring, must be Mexican,” has the company apologizing for the alleged racism.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Burger King recently released a Dollar Menu “French Fry Burger.”
After you recover from your 19 grams of fat, 360 calorie French Fry Burger-induced heart attack, brace yourself for the latest in Burger King news. This time the company comes under fire for an offensive sign that was put up by an employee in Ephrata, WA. Burger Ling states the sign was placed by an angry employee without the approval of the franchise.
Burger King updated its Facebook page letting friends know that employees actions were not condoned in any way by the company:
“The sign in question was posted briefly last summer, without approval at a franchise-owned and operated restaurant. Please know the franchisee has informed us that the employee who posted and photographed this sign was immediately terminated as a result. The Burger King team is dedicated to diversity and inclusion.”
But the damage has already been done, and made its rounds of the internet. Burger King has already received negative attention from Mexican people. In 2009, the Texan Whopper used the Mexican flag in advertising, angering the nation and causing commentary from Mexico’s leaders.
Local radio station KFFM held a poll asking listeners if they thought the sign was offensive, to which 80 percent of responders replied yes.
What do you think of the Burger King Sign? Should the company pay for the actions of one employee?