Subway Franchise Owner ‘Regrets’ Hitting Woman’s Cellphone in Widely Viewed Video

By Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.
March 12, 2019 Updated: March 12, 2019

A North Carolina Subway franchise owner said he “regrets” hitting a woman’s cellular phone in a widely viewed video.

The woman who recorded the video, Tina Richardson, said she bought a sandwich at the Subway location in Concord. When she returned home to look at the food, she realized it wasn’t what she had ordered, according to WSOC.

Richardson said she returned to ask for a refund.

A worker at the store called for a manager, who came out, cursed at her, and threw the sandwich at her head, she alleged.

“He doesn’t get to treat anybody like that and that they get somebody into Subway to treat people with respect and fix problems when you’re wrong. That’s what you’re supposed to do,” Richardson told WSOC.

She is now planning on filing charges.

The franchise owner hit her head, threw her sandwich to the floor and then struck her cell phone, which she captured and shared on Facebook.

Yahoo Lifestyle 发布于 2019年3月12日周二

Richardson posted the video footage on Facebook, where it was viewed more than 1 million times.

The video allegedly shows the franchise owner charging at the customer before hitting her phone before going into the back room. The employee then swears at the woman and tells her to leave.

“Facebook Family and friends, please don’t give Subway at 601 and Hwy 29 in Concord [your] business anymore. The owner thinks that it’s ok to smack my phone away, smack me in the head and then throw the sandwich (that I was trying to get corrected by refund or store credit) at my head. What has this world come to,” she wrote on Facebook.

Tina Richardson said she left Subway in Concord with a bad taste in her mouth, but it wasn't because of the food she ate.

NBC Charlotte 发布于 2019年3月12日周二

The initial part of the video was not recorded, and it’s not clear what she said to the Subway franchise owner or employee.

A spokesperson for Subway said the owner regrets how he handled the incident.

“The local team has reached out to the guest to apologize on behalf of the restaurant as this incident is inconsistent with the high standards Subway requires of its franchise owners,” it said.

Sonic restaurant drive-thru
A customer picks up food at the drive-up window at a Sonic restaurant on September 25, 2018 (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Workers Walk Off at 3 Sonic Locations

Sonic Drive-In restaurant workers walked off the job at three Ohio locations and left a note blasting the new management.

Sonic locations in Circleville, Lancaster, and Grove City saw total staff walkouts after the stores were bought by new owners.

A handwritten note said the “new owners are treating them bad (sic) and they have closed down the restaurant,” describing the management as “terrible.”

“The company has been sold to people who don’t give a [expletive] about anyone but themselves,” it continued. “Sorry for the inconvenience but our team refuses to work for a company that treats their employees like they are [expletive] when they have put everything into this [store].”

The note, signed by “ex-Sonic crew,” also said the employees “worked to hard (sic) for to long (sic).”

“We are off to better things,” it continued, adding another curse word directed at the owners.

Jack Phillips
Jack Phillips
Breaking News Reporter
Jack Phillips is a breaking news reporter at The Epoch Times based in New York.