A McDonald's employee in North Carolina has been fired after a woman found a swastika etched in butter on her chicken sandwich.
Charleigh Matice said she ordered the sandwich at the McDonald's drive-thru in Morehead City. She was shocked when she went to put mayonnaise on the bun and found the Nazi symbol.
"Is this a joke? Does somebody really think they're funny?" Ms. Matice, whose grandfather fought in World War II, told a local ABC affiliate.
"Many people died because of that symbol and it's not something that should be taken lightly. It's not something that should be thrown around," she added.
Ms. Matice said the restaurant's employees offered to replace the sandwich, but ultimately ended up giving her a refund.
"I really didn't have an appetite at that point so I said I rather have my money back," she said, adding that employees should be trained so "people know that this is not OK."
Restaurant owner Dulcy Purcell issued a statement apologizing for the incident, the station reported.
"We are very sorry for the service that our customers received, and to be clear we have terminated the employee who was involved," the statement said. "We do not tolerate that kind of behavior at McDonald's, and it's not what we stand for personally as owners. It is about providing the best level of service and care to our customers, and anything less than that is unacceptable to us."
Ms. Matice said she will forgive the incident and continue eating at that location.
"I'm a loyal customer and that's why I don't want people like that representing them," she told the station.
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