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“It sounded really racist ― the way she said it was racist,” Ali said Friday. “She asked for proof of income as if I’m getting a loan.”
In a statement, Chipotle said it had done a “thorough investigation” and had talked with employees and police officers who were called to the restaurant. “Regarding what happened at the St. Paul restaurant, the manager thought these gentlemen were the same customers from Tuesday night who weren’t able to pay for their meal,” the statement said. “Regardless, this is not how we treat our customers and as a result, the manager has been terminated and the restaurant is being retrained to ensure something like this doesn’t happen again.”
"Our actions were based on the facts known to us immediately after the incident, including video footage, social media posts and conversations with the customer, manager, and our employees," Chipotle Chief Communications Officer Laurie Schalow told Fox News on Sunday. "We now have additional information which needs to be investigated further. We want to do the right thing, so after further investigation we will re-train and re-hire if the facts warrant it."
And almost immediately, it emerged that Ali had apparently spoken favorably of "dining and dashing" -- the practice of ordering food and not paying for it -- several times on Twitter in the past. "aye man i think chopotle catchin up to us fam. should we change locations and yoooooo what should we do about the other thang," read a since-deleted post on Ali's account from 2016.
“We are not able to confirm that with 100 percent certainty,” Schalow acknowledged in a statement to The Twin Cities Pioneer Press. “We asked Masud if he was in our restaurant on Tuesday and he said no.”
"The correct action to take would have been to make their food and not hand it over to them until they paid for it," Schalow had asserted as part of her justification for firing the manager, according to Palumbo.
Chipotle said it had done a “thorough investigation” and had talked with employees and police officers who were called to the restaurant.
and the restaurant is being retrained to ensure something like this doesn’t happen again.”
originally posted by: Bluntone22
a reply to: Shamrock6
Wait a minute.
These men didn't pay for their meal the last time they were in the restaurant and the lady recognized them "apparently shes able to tell them apart".
Then asking if they are able to pay this time makes her racist......
originally posted by: SocratesJohnson
as a gay black man, i never pay for food
because straight white people are afraid of their jobs for correcting my shadiness.
If it's something i can not take, i just say that i was promised a discount and when they say they don't offer that discount. I asked for the manager and say is it true you don't give discounts to gay black men, and i not only get the original discount i made up but an additional straight white gilt tax