Photo: Burger King Whopper sandwich.
In a federal discrimination lawsuit filed Tuesday, Goodwin says the worker spat in his food in Nov. 2008 at a fast-food restaurant in Fairview, about 96 miles east of Pittsburgh.
The lawsuit claims state police investigated and discovered saliva in Goodwin's food, but police have not returned calls seeking to confirm the information.
Burger King Spokeswoman Denise Wilson says the fast-food chain takes the matter seriously and strives to serve customers well, regardless of their race.
The Burger King workers have not been identified.