Teeneshia Bush, a mother from Alabama, was visiting Wendy’s with her mentally disabled 15-year-old son when she was given a receipt that made her sick.
After their order was placed, Bush’s son Quenterus noticed that the employees behind the counter were laughing at him, then Bush noticed what they had written on the receipt. At the bottom of the little slip of paper there’s a space for the customer’s name, their reciept read “Lil Ugly Dude.”
(image source; Facebook/Teeneshia Bush)
“It hurt my feelings, it made me cry, I was embarrassed, and I felt bad,” Quenterus told WKRG, a Fox affiliate in Alabama. His mother was furious and posted an image of the receipt to Facebook with the following message,
Good Morning FBF this been bothering me all night.
I took my son to Wendy’s to get something to eat last night. He went inside to place his order, instead of the cashier being courtesy and ask my son what’s his name to put on his ticket she took it upon herself to put on the bottom of his receipt Lil Ugly Dude.
This is unacceptable and unprofessional. My child was so embarrassed and upset he said the whole store was laughing at him including the manager. I play about alot of things but my kids isn’t one. My ghetto side was telling me to go back up there and let them have it. But I rather do it the right way.
Her story eventually made it’s way back to Wendy’s. Ed Sheffield, director of management services at Wendy’s, released the following statement,
“Wendy’s has been a part of this community for many years, and we were certainly disappointed to learn that one of our employees treated a guest in such a rude manner. We take this seriously, and we no longer employ this individual. When we learned of the incident, we immediately contacted the guest. We apologized to the young man and his mother and look forward to welcoming them back to Wendy’s again.”
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