MOREHEAD CITY, CARTERET COUNTY - A Carteret County mother says she found a swastika etched on the bun of a sandwich she bought from a McDonald's drive-thru in Morehead City.
Charleigh Matice, said when she went to put mayonnaise on her chicken sandwich bun, she found a swastika etched in butter on it.
Matice said she couldn't believe someone could possibly do that.
"Is this a joke? Does somebody really think they're funny?," Matice said.
This anti-Semitic symbol was 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 people died because of that symbol and it's not something that should be taken lightly. It's not something that should be thrown around," Matice said.
Matice said when she went inside the restaurant, employees offered to replace the sandwich.
"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.
We contacted the McDonald's corporate office about the incident. They emailed us a statement from the owner of that McDonald's restaurant in Morehead City.
"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. It is about providing the best level of service and care to our customers, and anything less than that is unacceptable to us." - Dulcy Purcell, local McDonald's owner/operator in Morehead City, N.C.
Matice said she's not upset with McDonald's anymore. She said she plans on eating there again.
"I'm a loyal customer and that's why I don't want people like that representing them," Matice said.