Cleveland, Ohio — Two employees at a Little Caesars location in Cleveland were fired after they designed a swastika with pepperoni’s on one of the chains grab-and-go pizzas.
Store management told The Cleveland Jewish News it was an inside joke that accidentally got out.
The customers did not notice what was in the box, which they chose randomly, until they arrived home.
Jason and Misty Laska shared an image of the pie on social media.
Jason wrote on his Facebook page, " I walked in and asked what they had. One pepperoni and one cheese. I grabbed the pepperoni and this is what I see when I get home?!?!" noting that he was glad his daughter did not see the image.
Misty sent a tweet saying, "This is truly saddening and disturbing and not funny at all!"
Little Caesars Enterprises, Inc reached out to the couple to apologize the following day, they also released the following statement.
“We have zero tolerance for racism and discrimination in any form, and these franchise store employees were immediately terminated. We’re deeply disappointed that this happened, as this conduct is completely against our values. We have also reached out to the customer to discuss this personally with him.”
The Laskas said they did not report the incident to police, but also said they will not return to the restaurant.