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Taco Bell Apologizes For Sign Shaming Late Employees

The chain apologized in a statement to Fox News for the sign at an Ohio location that appeared on social media.

An Ohio Taco Bell apologized after getting called out on Facebook for a sign that glibly shamed employees for being late.

A customer in Fairlawn, Ohio, posted a photo of the sign on Sunday, which said the restaurant’s dining room was closed “until this stores workers [sic] can show up to work on time!” 

After the photo was posted, commenters quickly expressed mixed feelings about the messaging. “I wouldn’t say that’s the best way to address this situation... but ok,” one wrote. Another wrote, “sign of the times sad.”

A spokesperson for the chain apologized in a statement to Fox News.

“The posting of this sign should not have happened, and the team was immediately re-trained on proper protocol,” the spokesperson said. “We can confirm that the dining room reopened within an hour, and we apologize to our customers for any inconvenience.”

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