The Telegraph of Macon reports that the clip was published on Snapchat and then shared on social media, receiving thousands of views. Customers threatened to boycott the sandwich shop about the incident, calling the video hateful and racist.
Jimmy John’s condemned the video in a statement on Twitter.
“We have no tolerance for racism or discrimination in any form,” the company said in the video, shared by a Twitter user on Sunday. “The franchisee took immediate action and the employees were laid off. The actions seen in this video are completely unacceptable and do not represent the Jimmy John brand. “