OH couple finds pepperoni swastika on Little Caesars pizza

Marco Green
June 30, 2020

"Did they make it for you?' And I turned around and looked at it and I could see the shock on her face and then my jaw just dropped", Jason said, according to WJW.

"These are the kinds of things that are continuing to fuel the hate and the confusion that exists in the country and in the world", Jason asserted.

When he returned home, his wife Misty opened the box to discover the highly-offensive Nazi symbol arranged backwards.

Jason said he was contacted by both Little Caesars corporate offices and the Brook Park franchise owner, who apologized for an insensitive joke between employees.

Mrs Laska shared a picture of the pizza to Twitter and wrote: ' So my husband stopped at Little Caesars for a quick bite, husband brings this home!'

"We were literally silent for a few moments", Laska said. "Misty (his wife) asked me if I had ordered it and they had to make it and they gave me that on objective thinking they were targeting me because they stereotyped me or something".

Laska said he tried to call the store prior to 10 p.m., close to closing time, but says their line was busy.

Nevertheless, the two employees involved in the incident have been terminated from the Brook Park pizza franchise.

A spokesperson for Little Caesars' Enterprises said the company also has zero-tolerance for racism and discrimination. They verified the employees were immediately terminated and that their conduct was completely against company values.

The corporate office of USA pizza chain Little Caesars has issued a statement saying it has "zero tolerance for racism and discrimination in any form" and fired the employees responsible for serving customers pizza with pepperoni arranged in the shape of a reversed swastika.

While he says he's glad Little Caesars reached out to him and acknowledged the wrongdoing by taking swift action, Laska said he isn't entirely satisfied, but hopes the former employees learned a valuable lesson through the ordeal. "These aren't amusing jokes and shouldn't be made period and on company time?!"

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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