Arby's has apologized after the display sign outside its Brooklyn Center restaurant was "compromised" by someone who used it to post a racist and sexist message.
The sign outside the drive-thru at the restaurant on Brooklyn Boulevard had been changed to read: "Now hiring [n-words] and w-----."
It attracted the attention of passersby who posted pictures of it on social media, including on Twitter where they demanded a response from the fast food chain.
"Overnight, our reader board was compromised & someone put up a message that was extremely offensive," Arby's responded through its customer service account, @arbyscares.
"The message has since been taken down. We’re cooperating with local law enforcement officials & will take appropriate action against those involved."
Among those who contacted Arby's was Twin Cities chef Jasmine Murphy, who runs Jazz Soul Food Dinners.
"I live a couple blocks away from this location in Brooklyn Center, MN! This is unacceptable, heartbreaking & classless," she tweeted.
"We as a community need answers!!! What are we going to do about this?"