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Gastonia Wendy's worker who put 'Chubby' on customer receipt fired

GASTONIA, N.C. — A franchise owner of a North Carolina Wendy's says an employee who called a customer "Chubby" on an order has been fired.

The Carolina Restaurant Group issued a statement Tuesday that said they apologized to customer Jimmy Shue and terminated the employee, whose identity hasn't been released.

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Shue said he went to the Gastonia restaurant this month and ordered two sandwiches, providing the cashier with his name "clear as day."

He said he then noticed the receipt listed his name as "Chubby," which he said was an attempt to make fun of his weight.

He said another employee then hesitantly called out "Chubby" to alert him the order was ready and restaurant patrons laughed.

Shue said he was embarrassed and left, later contacting Wendy's corporate.

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