Papa John’s Workers Fired Over Racist Voicemail (Graphic)
(KTVI) – Two Florida Papa Johns employees have been fired after allegedly leaving a racist voicemail on a customer’s phone.
The pizza delivery driver accidentally called the customer back and did not realize he was being recorded.
According to the Huffington Post, the incident happened on May 19. In the story, the customer says he gave a $5 tip on a $15 pizza order — that’s 21 percent. But the driver complained to another employee using the n-word and then making up a song using the n-word.
(Warning: The video link contains graphic language)
The video, which was posted to YouTube, was made by the customer who plays the voicemail message from his phone.
John Schnatter, CEO of Papa Johns posted an apology on Facebook on Monday saying the “two employees involved in the “reprehensible” message were immediately fired, as they “defy both my personal and the company’s values.”
He also says he personally reached out to the customer and apologized.