A North Carolina man has filed a lawsuit against the fast-food chain Hardee's, claiming one of its locations violated his civil rights when employees did not give him enough hash browns.
The Fayetteville Observer reported Tommy Martin, who is black, said the May 2018 incident left him upset and gave him cibophobia, a fear of food.
Martin says the chain's Belmont location withheld some of its Hash Rounds when he ordered them as a side with his breakfast platter.
The paper reported a typical order of the side contains 12 Hash Rounds. Martin claims he only received two in his order.
Martin told the Charlotte Observer he believes the incident was racially motivated because he was the only nonwhite person inside the restaurant.