VIDEO: Popeyes Fires 7 After Employee Brawl Goes Viral

A Milwaukee Popeyes fired seven employees after a customer captured a brawl between co-workers on cell phone video.

Milwaukee, WI – Seven Popeyes restaurant employees were fired after a brawl between co-workers was captured on video by a customer (video below).

The incident happened on Nov. 13 as Rich Fourte was waiting to try out the new chicken sandwich at a Popeyes in Milwaukee, NBC News reported.

The video, which quickly went viral, started as an exceptionally large number of employees were yelling at each other behind the counter and over the counter as customers watched.

Then one of the female employees jumped over the counter and attacked another employee, with the help of two more women in Popeyes uniforms.

A man in a Popeyes uniform struggled with the women in the video, trying to break them up as the group of four women screamed and pulled hair and threw punches at one another.

But Fourte said that wasn’t the first fight that he saw inside the chicken restaurant that night, NBC News reported.

"As that fight was settling down, there was another fight that broke out, and once I saw that, that's when I decided to take my phone out," he explained.

Fourte said he couldn’t tell why the employees were fighting but that when he entered the restaurant, there were five employees sitting at tables and more than a dozen additional employees inside the store.

He came to the Popeyes to see what all the hype was about with the chicken sandwich, but he left the restaurant without ordering anything, Fourte told NBC News.

Popeyes released a statement that said the franchise owner had fired all the employees that had been fighting, according to NBC.

The on-duty manager of the restaurant was also fired, according to the New York Daily News.

Seven employees total were terminated in connection with the melee.

Popeyes said it was considering taking additional steps to prevent an incident like this from happening again, NBC News reported.

"This behavior is clearly against our expectations and standards," the chicken restaurant said in a statement.

Somebody called the police and reported there was a weapon involved in the incident, NBC News reported.

Milwaukee police responded to the restaurant but didn’t find any weapons at the scene.

No arrests were made because no one present in the restaurant claimed to be a victim in the incident, NBC News reported.

Watch the chaos unfold in the video below. WARNING - Language and violent content:

Comments (84)
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flybynight
flybynight

13.4%

jarhead24
jarhead24

Popeyes is going to get hit with a ghetto lottery suit and Popeyes will lose for not providing the proper security for the clowns.

mafuzzy
mafuzzy

Sorry upbringing. This behavior is learnt at home.

Wish505
Wish505

Wonder if Al Sharpton will swagger in on this one since it is a BOB incident.

Roggie
Roggie

No respect taught. I’m sorry the new generation of black children are equal to any other race, BUT unfortunately very different.

bryantrent
bryantrent

Crazy

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

🤣🤣🤣

Oldblue2
Oldblue2

Love that chicken from Popeyes!

Musicray
Musicray

A-Holes!

Brasov04cluj
Brasov04cluj

Ghetto TRASH. One scorching hot season in the cotton fields might help these Ignorant Morons realize they've throw away a real cushy job

LEO1529
LEO1529

Creatures and Savages!

Raymelson
Raymelson

W,t,h has happened to my beloved country were blessed to live in the greatest country in the world this is not who we are

IseeWhereThisIsGoing
IseeWhereThisIsGoing
  1. it's a fight at popeyes among employees. they should all be terminated.
  2. fights happen all the time. if the occur at work, those involved are terminated. this is not an unusual action or response from management.
  3. what does this have to do with blue lives matter or law enforcement?
  4. why is this even on this website? no crime was even committed
Chad B
Chad B

This wouldn't happen at Chick-Fil-A

Storm45
Storm45

Add melanin. Instant morons.

Patriot63
Patriot63

An example of those that are over entitled and raised in a left liberal environment carrying a race card on there shoulder. If someone offends there political correct tender feelings they go ballistic. The parents neglect to teach them respect and to fact check issues before jumping to conclusions on misguided words especially know a days. This generation have a lack of common sense if they have any at all. If you see a persons actions and someone tells you differently with common sense you should challenge there words since you have first hand knowledge by seeing it or an issue that you already fact checked.

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

You know, Starbucks closed ALL their stores to give their workers "Sensitivity Training" after 3 obnoxious NON-Customers refused to leave, didn't buy anything and the Police were called and arrested them only AFTER they STILL refused to leave . Will Popeye's do the same, or is this just a Warning to customers NOT to "Upset" the workers????

Patriot63
Patriot63

I hope that all employees involved in the fighting need to be immediately terminated without any severance pay. There actions were totally uncalled for. They have no respect, zero tolerance, no restraint towards customers. When an employee has a serious problem with a customer the should get someone else to attend that customer and step away from the issue. Employees need to be taught how to defuse a situation before it would escalate.

Stanracer
Stanracer

The usual suspects. The hoodrat animals can't even be civil while at work. By the way, why are there so many of them "working" when there are no customers around???🤔

redpill
redpill

♫ Looooove that fracas from Popeye's! ♫

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

Can't help but notice that once again it's the same 13% er's acting like ignorant thugs.

BAD-LIEUTENANT
BAD-LIEUTENANT

For some weird reason watching this makes me miss the job.

Tm909098
Tm909098

This is what happens when you ain't got no chicken in the hood! Rarely do you ever see this kind of behavior in the nice affluent parts of town. Watching this just makes me respect our gated neighborhood. Never before have I really appreciated what my HOA dues actually pay for. On the bright side there is a very good chance our justice system will incarcerate or eliminate a few of these little mongrel hoodrats sooner than later, thank goodness for those who make sure stereotypes remain true.

BLUEALWAYS
BLUEALWAYS

SAVAGES. You can take them out of the jungle BUT you can't take the JUNGLE OUT OF THEM !!!!!

vwiles34
vwiles34

I was surprised that it was only the girls fighting and screaming and the guys were trying to break it up. I also noticed no white employees. I think I'll sue/sarc

Leolipshitz
Leolipshitz

That one girl was slinging haymakers. Brute!

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Ebony Destroyers and Black Terminatrixs just having a little disagreement over chicken!! Smdh

CinHadad
CinHadad

If they can't get along with their own people how do they think they can get along with others. MLK said it "Violence begets violence" they are living proof he was right.

mikew12345
mikew12345

These people need to learn how to fight. That was like little kids slapping at each other.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Something about fried chicken and angry black women that brings out the worse in people.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

LOL TFN

BJR
BJR

This new chicken sandwich must be the BOMB. I'll make sure I'm carrying when I go pick one up. The clientele looks to be a bit savage.

Lesstalkmoreaction
Lesstalkmoreaction

Where all the white people at? lmao

Thinblueline
Thinblueline

I think they should sell tickets to these and have them every Friday night, I’d go watch while I eat a chicken sammich.

Danimyl
Danimyl

Probably some Chic Filet Employees dressed up as Popeyes employees staging fights because they can't compete with Popeyes sandwiches

Kevcali
Kevcali

Bitches be bitches! Some of them must have been smokin' some spinach

Micheal Sullivan
Micheal Sullivan

You couldn't pay me enough to go to one of these restaurants. They are absolutely synonymous with the notion of trouble in my mind. Never ever will I ever go to one of these restaurants.

Just-My-Thoughts.
Just-My-Thoughts.

Milwaukee is on it's 2nd flush......The midwestern Baltimore. Too bad Sheriff David Clarke isn't around anymore. He was spot on when it came to dealing with people. They need him back.

TechnoViking
TechnoViking

Waffle House: "WTF??? Y'all crazy!!"

Pacho
Pacho

No whites employees or customers ? mean some kind of discrimination, but is ok if the white's are discriminated in our policies implanted for the democrats politicians, Obama lovers and suporters from BLM...otherwhise the Popeye can be sued, acused of hate crime, media campaign, etc.etc.

Gretagarbo
Gretagarbo

I would have left without ordering, too. I'd be afraid to eat anything these nitwits made.

Me55
Me55

Employees acting like the customer. And how many people work at this place?

flippant
flippant

A little bit of Africa right here in the U.S.

DR226
DR226

When sheboons act like this in public it makes me cringe knowing they'll be giving birth to future thugs. In areas like this with sheboons raising their thuglettes on their own with no father figures and these females are the first line of education (not) we can't expect better.

Propolice
Propolice

Jungle story. No self control.

61mouse
61mouse

And they wonder why they are treated differently

61mouse
61mouse

New meaning for dinner theater

Silvering
Silvering

FIRE THEM ALL....all a bunch of hoodlums!

King1330
King1330

Yes I'd like some fried chicken please, what I'm sorry I couldn't hear you..do I wanna punch? No I'd like a Pepsi cola instead😜

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

No wonder the drive through lines are always backed up.