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Burn victim: Del Taco worker insulted my looks

ESCONDIDO, Calif. - Antonio Dobbins, 50, is speaking out against Del Taco after he said one of its employees in Southern California made a startling remark about his looks.

Dobbins has third and fourth-degree burns on his face and hands after a work accident he suffered 20 years ago.

“I don't cry a lot because I've gotten hardened through this over the years, but it actually made me cry, that people out here think like that,” said Dobbins.

He said he went to Del Taco two weeks ago on West Valley Parkway in Escondido and one of the servers said, ‘typically girls don't go out with a guy that looks like you.’

Dobbins said the employee even asked to take a picture of him to show his friends.

“He was more worried about what he wanted with his social media and his buddies and didn't think anything of my feelings,” said Dobbins.

Since then, the father of five has contacted the store manager for a response. He said they left a message and told him they'd look into it - but it's been a week and still nothing.

10News in San Diego went with Dobbins to get answers, but the manager said corporate is handling the case.

In a statement to 10News, corporate Del Taco said:

"We're in contact with our Escondido operator and are thoroughly investigating the incident.  We take the conduct of our team members and the treatment of our guests very seriously."

For Dobbins, he said he just simply wants an apology.

“I think if a company hires someone, you need to teach them how to say the right things to people coming,” said Dobbins.

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