Pizza Boy Fills Order for Friend with N-Word; Fired

Papa John’s has apologized for one of its employees using the N-word for the name a customer on a receipt. That receipt was shared on Twitter.

“The $6.22 pizza was ordered on Tuesday from Papa John’s Green Valley Ranch franchise, which is owned by Peyton Manning, a corporate spokesman said. The computer-generated receipt included the slur in place of the customer’s name.

The customer was a 17-year-old, who is black. His mother saw the order ticket and called Brother Jeff Fard, a community activist to ask for help, Fard told The Denver Post on Wednesday.

Papa John’s fired the employee who created the label on the order, said Peter Collins, senior director of the company’s public relations branch. The company also apologized to the teenager who ordered the pizza.”

Apparently it was a joke by the employee, but that was of little comfort — he was fired:

“Collins also said the employee who wrote the word is African-American and claimed to know the customer from high school.”

Read the full story at the Denver Post here.

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Author: Nicholas

Experienced Mortgage Banker at Colorado State Bank and Trust. Effectively bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese. Expert on real estate market in the Front Range.

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