Archived: #WorkingWhileSpanish Hits Fast Food Chain

Intolerance for people who have different backgrounds appears to not be exclusive to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

One general manager called on his clientele to help him weed out Spanish speaking conversations among his employees. A notice was put up at a Baltimore Dunkin Donuts stating, “If you hear any of our staff SHOUTING in a language other than ENGLISH please call with the name of the employee to receive a coupon for a coffee and a FREE pastry. -General Manager.”

The sign only lasted a few hours before it was taken down. A patron of the shop reported the manager on Twitter using the hashtag #shocking.

The company issued a statement, which read, “Dunkin’ Donuts and our franchisees share the goal of creating a welcoming and hospitable environment for all guests. The franchise owner has informed us that the sign was posted by their general manager based on her own personal judgment to ensure those standards are being met. While her intent was to address a customer service and satisfaction issue, the franchisee determined her approach was inappropriate and confirmed the sign has been removed.”

But it was too little too late.

Time will tell if this bigotry intensifies given the current political landscape. One thing is for sure, people have been less tolerable of the intolerants.

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