A North Carolina woman says she found a Nazi symbol etched in butter on her McDonald's chicken sandwich.
"I ordered a southern style chicken for myself and a happy meal for my daughter," Charleigh Matice said.
But when she attempted to put mayonnaise on her sandwich, she noticed a butter swastika burned on the top bun. She's gotten it at a McDonald's in Morehead City.
"Is this a joke does somebody really think they're funny?" Matice asked.
The symbol has had many meanings through the years, but is widely seen as an anti-Semitic symbol used by the Nazi party in Germany during the Holocaust.
Matice's grandfather had fought in World War II. She said the swastika really offended her.
"Many, many people died because of that symbol and it's not something that should be taken lightly and it's not something that should be thrown around," she said.
She said when she went inside the restaurant employees offered to replace it.
"I really didn't have an appetite at that point so I said I rather have my money back," Matice said.
However, Matice said even with the money she didn't feel satisfied. She wants the incident addressed at a larger scale.
"Maybe it needs to be part of training, or maybe brought up more often so that people know that this is not okay," Matice said.
McDonald's officials apologized for the incident in a statement to WBTV.
"We are very sorry for the service that our customers received, and to be clear we have terminated the employee who was involved. We do not tolerate that kind of behavior at McDonald's, and it's not what we stand for personally as owners," said Dulcy Purcell, McDonald's Owner/Operator in Morehead City. "It is about providing the best level of service and care to our customers, and anything less than that is unacceptable to us."
Matice said she's not upset with McDonald's anymore and says she plans to eat there again.
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