updated 2/3/2010 9:54:44 AM ET 2010-02-03T14:54:44

A Burger King spokeswoman says the fast-food chain is investigating allegations that a white employee in a northwestern Pennsylvania restaurant spat on a black man's food.

But spokeswoman Denise Wilson says Miami-based Burger King officials have not been served with the federal lawsuit filed Tuesday by Glenn Goodwin, a trucker from Cleveland.

Goodwin claims one white worker spat on his food while another white worker obscured his view of the act when Goodwin stopped at a Burger King in Fairview in November 2008. The lawsuit says state police investigated and discovered saliva in Goodwin's food, but police have not returned calls seeking to confirm the information.

Wilson says Burger King takes the matter seriously and strives to serve customers well, regardless of their race.

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