A man has filed a lawsuit against Wendy’s after allegedly discovering a racist note on his receipt from an order placed at a New Mexico restaurant.
Derrick Cage is suing the fast-food chain after claiming to find an offensive slur on the bill from a Wendy’s in Albuquerque, KRQE reported on Wednesday. The customer says the incident occurred in January.
After ordering and obtaining the receipt, Cage claims an employee typed the word “Darkie” in lieu of his name.
When the customer confronted the unnamed worker about the offensive message, per a complaint, she “smirked and giggled” in reply, KRQE reports.
Now, Cage’s suit accuses Wendy’s of failing to address racism within the company, according to the outlet. He seeks unspecified damages, punitive damages, costs and attorney’s fees.
Wendy’s was contacted for further comment.
Unfortunately, the hurtful note on the restaurant receipt is not the only such news of its kind to make headlines in recent weeks.
In Utah, a waiter claimed that a family wearing Trump 2020 hats wrote a gay slur on his tip. In Nebraska, a server was shocked to receive a 5-cent tip and a note slamming her restaurant’s mandatory mask policy.
Janine Puhak is an editor for Fox News Lifestyle.