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Mighty Fine Burgers Employee Fired for Alleged Racist Comments

Towards a colleague

Mighty Fine Burgers in Round Rock
Mighty Fine Burgers in Round Rock
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Austin chain Mighty Fine Burgers fired an employee for allegedly making racist comments to a coworker at the Round Rock location last week. The staffer’s mother took to Facebook to talk about the incident. As the Statesman reports:

In the Facebook post, Claudia Virgo Skinner of Round Rock said her daughter Tasia McCoy “was told by a fellow employee/future shift lead that businesses should be allowed to put ‘whites ONLY’ signs on businesses while the manager (also white) agreed. They also went on to debate about how black people are criminals and women don’t deserve equal rights as men… Tasia stood up for herself this time which I’m so very proud of but we know what that usually leads to in America when you are outnumbered.”

Mighty Fine responded on Facebook, writing that it was aware of what happened and launched an investigation. The burger chain followed up again, adding that the employee was fired.

The burger spot also met with the mother and daughter, according to Skinner's updated Facebook post. She wrote that they felt that two more staffers still needed to be reprimanded for the matter.