A Mobile, Alabama, mother was shocked and outraged after her mentally ill son received a receipt from Wendy’s that referred to him as “Lil Ugly Dude.”
The mother, Teeneshia Brown, said her son, 15-year-old Quenterus, went to Wendy’s and noticed that the employees were laughing at him but couldn’t understand why. What happened next prompted a since-deleted Facebook post that went viral.
“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,” she wrote, Fox 8 reported.
“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.”
- Brown said she was “embarrassed” by the incident and that it made her cry.
Wendy’s management director Ed Sheffield subsequently released a statement after the incident went viral.
“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,” Sheffield’s statement read.