Two men allege they were beaten by a gang of teenagers outside a Stapleton, New York White Castle, the New York Daily News reported.

The New York Police Department Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating the claim by married gay couple Luis Viera, 47, and Richard Vieira, 39. The men say they were attacked at the fast food restaurant on Wednesday about 2:30AM.

Three teens allegedly approached the couple as they sat to eat. One asked, “What the fuck are you looking at fag?” recalled Richard. A few moments later, one of the teens hit Luis in the back of the head.

When the pair followed the teens outside into the parking lot, they found themselves surrounded by a gang of more than a dozen Black youths, both male and female.

The teens knocked Richard to the ground, but Luis made it back inside the restaurant and called for help.

“I was left unconscious,” Richard said.

Richard was rushed to Richmond University Medical Center for treatment.

The men claim they were targeted because they are gay. Luis says he was wearing an armband with a rainbow flag, a symbol of gay pride. The NYPD has confirmed the incident is being investigated as a hate crime.

The Daily News reporting that the number of bias attacks on Staten Island has surged over 80 percent from the same time period last year.