Pizzeria apologizes after Confederate flag on delivery driver's truck sparks controversy

  • WHIO.com
6:23 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, 2017 Nation & World
Confederate flag. (Photo credit: DodgertonSkillhause via Morguefile.com)

A delivery driver for LaRosa’s Pizzeria in Beavercreek, Ohio, is making the rounds on social media after customers complained about a Confederate flag hanging from the tailgate of his pickup truck. 

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WHIO contacted the LaRosa’s corporate office in Cincinnati to confirm the report that the driver is employed by the Beavercreek location. 

Pete Buscani, executive vice president of marketing, issued the following statement Monday afternoon:

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“We’re sincerely sorry that anyone saw this and was offended by it. When they serve our Guests [sic], our Team Members [sic] represent the same community values that LaRosa’s has maintained for over 60 years. We don’t agree with this display in any way. This Team Member [sic] was appropriately reprimanded. We promise no one will see this again.”

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