Social media is in a frenzy after an Indiana man questioned why Cracker Barrel fired his wife, whom he says worked for the restaurant and store for 11 years.
Brad, the husband, also said the firing happened on his birthday.
Bradley Reid Byrd took to Facebook looking for answers. He posted on his Facebook page: “After 11 years, those low lifes at Cracker Barrel let my wife go. I would really like to know why and those of you who know me these days, know that I WILL find out…”
Brad then asked for others to go to Cracker Barrel’s Facebook page and demand an answer.
The people responded. The Facebook pages of countless Cracker Barrel locations across the country are seeing the hashtag #JusticeForBradsWife as well as a lot of tongue-in-cheek comments:
“Sam Betts: I live in the U.K my family will be taking a holiday in your lovely country soon 🙂 I’ve heard amazing things about your place so I was going to bring my family in. Then I heard you fired brad’s wife, on his birthday??I mean seriously who does that??? I’ve cancelled my plans to visit your establishment and will be sure to tell my fellow Brits not to visit here. Sending love to Brad and his wife from supporters in the UK. #justiceforbradswife #Britianbacksbradswife.”
“Casey North: You know who loved pancakes. Brads wife. But now she has to eat and serve eggo waffles cause you let her go. #justiceforbradswife.”
The comments are even being left on the Facebook page of the Cracker Barrel in Sulphur, although Associate Manager Shelley Duhon tells KPLC the restaurant has not seen any protests or had any calls at their location regarding the story.
While hundreds are commenting and re-sharing for the cause, Timothy McCardell II even started an online petition that now has close to 3,320 supporters. His goal: 5,000.
While #JusticeForBradsWife is not ‘trending’ on Twitter, there’s no shortage of users tweeting about it.
Cracker Barrel in Corydon, IN, has not posted a response on their Facebook page or Twitter account.
While many are jumping on the social media frenzy, not everyone is in support of the cause. One YouTuber voiced his frustration HERE. WARNING – EXPLICIT LANGUAGE.
According to Byrd’s Facebook page, the family is pursuing legal options.
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