Outrageous Jack in the Box Employee Says He Was Fired for Giving Vet Free Coffee, Tacos
Many people are outraged after a California Jack in the Box employee said he was fired for giving free coffee and tacos to a veteran.
Alex Mesta, who worked at a Jack in the Box in Bakersfield, said that he would give the man free coffee from time to time because he was a veteran and a regular customer.
About two weeks ago, Mesta decided to give the veteran two tacos that were left over and were reportedly going to be thrown away.
"It was either throw them away or make them for him," Mesta said.
He revealed that he wasn't written up or warned, but instead was fired on Monday.
"I know what I did wasn't right to them," Mesta said. "But to me, it felt right."
When a local man posted Mesta's story on Facebook, it immediately got a strong response, with many people taking to social media to share their frustration with how Jack in the Box handled the situation.
BOYCOTT Jack in the Box. How dare they fire someone for treating a veteran to tacos and coffee? SHAME ON THEM! They need to fix this.
— Karen (@KarenMar1961) August 4, 2016
a worker was fired from jack in the box from giving a veteran a free taco and that's what our world is at rn. sad.
— aqsa siddiqui♕ (@aquasunshine) August 4, 2016
Now gonna be done with Jack in the Box!
— Beki (@beki007s) August 4, 2016
JACK IN THE BOX fast food fired an employee for giving a HOMELESS VETERAN food that would've been tossed out. SHAME ON U "JACK IN THE BOX"
— NAM_VET67 (@Vet67Nam) August 4, 2016
Jack in the box is crap horrible food this kid should work at in and out they wouldn't have fired him I bet BOYCOTT https://t.co/LoPFWGbVkU
— ConservaMama (@SchottMama) August 4, 2016
@FoxNews Jack in the Box Unfair to veterans and Employees. They Suck anyhow.
— TRU-Patriot. (@todstertodd) August 4, 2016
@FoxNews I love Breakfast Jack's but it's time to boycott Jack-in-the-Box.
— Bruce McCullough (@buruse) August 4, 2016
After the backlash, Jack in the Box issued a statement:
We too are grateful to our veterans and to the men and women currently serving in the armed forces. Regarding this incident, while it would not be appropriate to provide complete details on an internal disciplinary issue, our actions in this case were not based on just one incident and had nothing to do with the guest’s military experience.
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