A Chick-fil-A customer in Arizona has tweeted his outrage to the popular fast food chain after he was shocked to find an employee used the term ‘ugly sweater’ to identify him.
Daniel Graham, 22, says he found out about the description from his server Jordan, after he was accidentally given the order ticket meant to be used among staff.
He shared a photograph of carry out order of 30 chicken nuggets and a large fries from 1.39pm on Monday in Flagstaff.
‘It was NOT MY PLEASURE TO EAT CHIC FIL A TODAY,’ Graham wrote in a tweet referencing how employees commonly reply ‘my pleasure’ during service.
Daniel Graham, 22, tweeted Monday: ‘It was NOT MY PLEASURE TO EAT CHIC FIL A TODAY’. By Sunday, his post had almost 150,000 likes, 17,000 retweets and 700 comments
He shared the image of his $19.79 30 chicken nuggets and a large fries purchase ticket from Monday afternoon in Flagstaff, Arizona on Twitter
A second image of Graham in a car selfie with the rude hand gesture showed his knitted garment featuring multiple rows of patterns.
One person noted: ‘Okay but ugly sweater is what cute sweaters like that are called sir.’
Another replied: ‘I agree, especially considering the fact that ugly sweaters are actually like a style currently.’
It bears similarities to some items of clothing worn at ‘ugly sweater’ parties that have gained popularity over the past two decades.
As old TV shows and movies made audiences nostalgic for the items synonymous with unwanted holiday gifts from grandparents, even design houses such as Dolce & Gabbana have cashed-in on young people wearing them as anti-fashion statements.
Many Twitter users expressed that they liked the sweater and asked where it was from, to which Graham replied ‘Goodwill’.
Many Twitter users expressed that they liked the sweater and asked where it was from, to which Graham replied ‘Goodwill’. Graham was forced to explain his choice in food
One woman even shared a snap of herself wearing a duplicate, captioning it: ‘I am wearing this exact sweater.’
By Sunday, Graham’s social media post had almost 150,000 likes, 17,000 retweets and 700 comments.
Many poked fun at his choice of food while others questioned whether the $19.79 purchase was genuine.
‘How was their identifying remark “ugly sweater” and not “bullring” like I feel one’s a lot more noticeable than the other if you’re trying to distinguish a specific guest,’ one person responded.
Graham added to his viral tweet: ‘imma answer some questions. 1. i had a drink already 2. i shared the nugs with my gf 3. i didn’t ask them to say that 4. it’s not a receipt, it’s a takeout ticket they use to identify the customer, it was given to me by accident 5. StReAm mY MuSiC.’
According to another social media profile he’s a promotional model at Babbo Italian Eatery and used to be a cashier at Taco Bell.
One woman even shared a snap of herself wearing a duplicate, captioning it: ‘I am wearing this exact sweater’
Many poked fun at his choice of food while others questioned whether the $19.79 purchase was genuine
A social media user who said she’s a former Chick-fil-A employee backed him up.
‘Hi! I used to work for chick fil a. The paper he received is what the cashiers use to call out your order/name. They’re not intended for the customer.. it’s a cheat sheet so they can remember your name, or sweater, and ‘make a connection’,’ she tweeted.
A former IHOP employee chimed in seemingly agreeing that it was likely a mistake on the part of staff: ‘Okay I used to do this kind of stuff when I worked at IHOP when I’d forget to take their name and I had no idea it printed on receipts until a big scary guy looked at me weird for labeling him ‘smoopsie’.’
Another tweeter from Staten Island, New York shared a picture of his jacket and a ticket from rival brand Popeyes with a ‘cool jacket’ description.
He replied: ‘Come to Popeyes bro they know how to treat kings like us.’
It doesn’t appear Graham has been put off the brand though.
‘I’m not mad but i am sad and i will take reparations in free chicken sandwiches,’ he tweeted in the thread where he did not directly notify Chick-fil-A on their official account.
Another tweeter from Staten Island, New York shared a picture of his jacket and a ticket from rival brand Popeyes with a ‘cool jacket’ description