Two Wendy’s employees in Colorado were fired after writing a racist note on a child’s kids meal toy.
Manige Osowski took her family to a Wendy’s in Arvada, Colorado, on Oct. 8 and couldn’t believe the note her daughter found in her kid’s meal. The note featured the “N” word and other derogatory slurs, KDVR reported.
“I had to explain to my child what the ‘N’ word means and she’s never heard that term before,” Osowski told KDVR.
A group of about a dozen people protested outside of the Wendy’s on Oct. 13, calling for a boycott of the popular fast food restaurant chain.
Wendy’s spokesperson Candis Goins said the company wasted no time in taking action against the employees who wrote the note.
“Our core values as a brand center around treating people with respect, and we have taken this situation very seriously,” Goins said. “As soon as we learned what had occurred, we investigated and took swift action. The two employees who were involved are no longer employed by Wendy’s. We also have reached out and have formally apologized to the customer.”
The family said they won’t accept the apology until the children are formally apologized to. They also said they want Wendy’s to enact better anti-racism training for employees.
“While I do understand that two individuals were responsible for this -- there’s a systemic problem that this isn’t addressed to the people it hurt,” Osowski said.