A Donald Trump supporter received a little more than she bargained for in a McDonald’s order after passing through a drive-thru to collect a meal for her grandson.
Carrie Brewster stopped at the Austinburg fast food restaurant, in the US state of Ohio, after attending a car parade in support of Trump on Sunday (local time).
When she went to get food out of the takeaway bag, she discovered an aggressive note that read “f*** Trump” scribbled across a napkin, followed by a smiley face.
Unimpressed at receiving the unprofessional letter, she took to Facebook to tell her friends and family to stay away from the particular restaurant.
Hundreds of people responded to her post, both in support and to criticise her over her opposing political views, which saw her attach six “patriarchal” flags to her car for the rally.
“I was a paying customer and it was in my grandson’s bag. He is four. A line was crossed! I don't care who you support and wouldn't judge you either way,” Ms Brewster wrote in response to one critic.
She also claimed that after speaking with the store’s manager, she was informed that disciplinary action was being taken against the McDonald’s worker responsible for the letter.
“I guess it's probably not the first time. Aside from that, I have never done something so immature and childish,” she wrote in a comment.
“I went there to get my grandson food and didn't care to ask who they supported before I spent my money there...They pushed this hate into my car with my four-year-old grandson.”
The owner of the restaurant agreed that the note was unacceptable and claimed it was not a reflection of the business’s values.
“This behaviour is not reflective of our organisation and goes against our values and standards,” owner and operator Mary Jo Smith said, according to news site Star Beacon.
“We want all customers to feel welcome in our restaurants and we expect employees to treat everyone with dignity and respect.”
According to the publication, the family opted to not eat the food in protest of the inflammatory note.
In response to another comment, Ms Brewster said among her flags was a prisoner of war flag, a Trump flag, a military flag and one that said “Blue Lives Matter”.
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