While scrolling through your social media accounts, you may notice a recent reoccurring theme: #BradsWife.
Who is she? What did she do? Why did she get fired?
It all started a month ago when Brad Riley learned that his wife, Nannette, was fired from her job as a retail manager at an Indiana Cracker Barrel. Riley decided to vent his frustrations on Facebook.
"To say I'm pissed off would be an understatement. After 11 years, those low lifes at Cracker Barrel let my wife go. I would really like to know why and those of you who know me these days, know that I WILL find out."
He continued: "After 11 YEARS? Come on. This old boy is STORMING!!!! You can't even get people to work 40 hours these days and her AVERAGE week was 50 to 60. Needless to say, we WILL be seeing an attorney soon."
After Reid's post went viral, the internet used his outcry as a way to poke fun at Cracker Barrel. It's still going strong today.
According to The Chicago Tribune, people began to fill the Yelp and Google pages for Cracker Barrel with questions about "Brad's Wife" and bad reviews.
These posts include hashtags like #notmycountrystore #justiceforbradswife and many others.
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Even with all of this national publicity, it looks like Brad is still waiting on answers. He is at least keeping a light heart even through his frustration.
Upon hearing the news, Brad took to Facebook again to show that his anger is with the headquarters, and that the local restaurants have nothing to do with his unhappiness.