Fight at Chick-fil-A Gets Manager Fired

Customer lands first blow. Screenshot from Daily Motion video.

A fight at a Washington DC Chick-fil-A between belligerent customer Sean Turner, 55, and restaurant manager Rudolph Smith, 27, went viral on Twitter. Smith was fired.

Smith says he wishes it had gone differently, but he was defending himself. Customer Turner is shown in one of the videos punching Smith first. Police charged Turner, not Smith, who says if given the chance he would go back to work for Chick-fil-A.

In an email sent to several news outlets, Chick-fil-A stated:

"This video is incredibly disturbing to watch, and we do not condone violence or the team member’s response to the situation in any way. Our franchise restaurant Operators and their team members strive to create a safe and welcoming environment and to treat all guests with dignity and respect. This situation does not live up to our brand’s commitment to hospitality, and for that, we are very sorry."

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