A Muslim Texas man complained to a local restaurant after he allegedly found a "Happy September 11th" drawing inscribed on his takeout box.
Tarek Ghalayani had gone to Petrol Station restaurant to watch a football game with a friend, ABC 13 reports. He ordered a burger to-go, and subsequently found the crude message accompanied with a drawing of a plane flying into the World Trade Center.
Petrol Station owner Ben Fullelove fired the bartender thought to be involved after the incident occurred, according to Houston's ABC 13.
"I just don't understand how somebody could think that's a joke. I mean, it's not a joke. It's not how I run my business," Fullelove told San Antonio's KENS 5 News.
After leaving the restaurant, the patron recounted the incident on restaurant review site, Yelp.com, writing that the bartender called the two men foul names and continued mocking them as they walked out of the establishment, the New York Daily News points out.
Ghalayani said he was working near the World Trade Center on 9/11 and was highly insulted by the doodle as a Muslim, but first and foremost, as an American.
Ghalayani updated his post the next day, adding that he and Fullelove had spoken more about the incident and the owner sounded sincere in his apology. He wrote: "I am looking forward to putting this to rest - I suppose only time will tell if the changes stick. I'm hopeful they will."
To hear more from the victim and restaurant owner, view ABC 13's report below.