MOBILE, Ala. – Quenterus Brown was not sure why everyone behind the counter at Wendy’s was laughing at him.
Brown, 15, who deals with mental health issues, soon found out when he got the receipt for his junior bacon cheeseburger meal.
Rather than ask for his name, the cashier wrote “Lil Ugly Dude” on the ticket.
“It hurt my feelings,” Brown told WKRG. “It made me cry. I was embarrassed and I felt bad.”
Brown’s mother, Teeneshia Bush, took to social media, lambasting the behavior, calling it a form of bullying. She shared a picture of the receipt on Facebook Tuesday.
“You don’t go around making fun of people,” Bush told WKRG. “You don’t know their situation, that’s bullying.”
Wendy’s officials said the cashier was fired.
“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,” Ed Sheffield, director of management services at Wendy’s said in a statement. “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.”