ERIE, Pa. (AP) - A Burger King spokeswoman says the fast-food
chain is investigating allegations that a white employee in a
northwestern Pennsylvania restaurant spat on a black man's food.
But spokeswoman Denise Wilson says Miami-based Burger King
officials have not been served with the federal lawsuit filed
Tuesday by Glenn Goodwin, a trucker from Cleveland.
Goodwin claims one white worker spat on his food while another
white worker obscured his view of the act when Goodwin stopped at a
Burger King in Fairview in November 2008. The lawsuit says state
police investigated and discovered saliva in Goodwin's food, but
police have yet to return calls to confirm that.
Wilson says Burger King takes the matter seriously and strives
to serve customers well regardless of their race.
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