Letters on Arby's sign rearranged into offensive message

BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. — Arby's has apologized after a sign outside one of its suburban Minneapolis restaurants was rearranged to display offensive messages, the Star Tribune reported.

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The letters on the sign at the Brooklyn Center restaurant was briefly changed, the newspaper reported. After the term "Now hiring," vandals had rearranged the removable letters to create a racial slur and an offensive word for prostitutes, KSTP reported.

On its Twitter account, Arby's tweeted that the sign was "compromised" and its altered message was "extremely offensive." The fast-food chain said it was cooperating with authorities "and will take appropriate action" against the people involved.



Police officers saw the sign at about 7 a.m. and took down the letters, WCCO reported.