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Sat Nov 17, 2018, 08:25 PM

More "Bigotry is Bad for Your Budget," this time in Minnesota. #MAGA!



21 year-old Masud Ali, a black man, went to Chipotle on Thursday night with his friends in St. Paul when the store manager stereotyped them & demanded that unlike other customers they pay before ordering their food. The manager has since been fired.

12:48 PM - Nov 17, 2018 · Santa Monica, CA

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Reply More "Bigotry is Bad for Your Budget," this time in Minnesota. #MAGA! (Original post)
catbyte Nov 2018 OP
Renew Deal Nov 2018 #1
dalton99a Nov 2018 #2
LakeArenal Nov 2018 #3
catbyte Nov 2018 #5
mn9driver Nov 2018 #4
erpowers Nov 2018 #6

Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 08:30 PM

1. How do you pay before ordering?

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 08:33 PM

2. More details:

http://m.startribune.com/chipotle-fires-st-paul-restaurant-manager-retrains-staff-after-viral-video/500733081/

A manager at a St. Paul Chipotle was fired this week after a video went viral of employees refusing to serve five black men and asking them to prove they could pay before taking their order.

Masud Ali, 21, said he and friends were told they couldn’t be served Thursday night at the eatery on Grand Avenue and were accused of being customers from an earlier night who weren’t able to pay for their meal.

“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 conducted a “thorough investigation,” and talked with police officers who were called to the restaurant, as well as employees.

“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. Regardless, this is not how we treat our customers and as a result, the manager has been terminated and the restaurant [staff] has been retrained to ensure something like this doesn’t happen again,” the statement said.

Ali said he didn’t appreciate being called a thief and questioned whether the firing or training would make a difference. “I’m disappointed in that whole crew for not stepping up and instead accusing us of something we haven’t done,” he said.

The video, which includes language some may find objectionable, was posted to Twitter, and has been retweeted more than 20,000 times.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 08:47 PM

3. Hungry while being black.

Which one was the manager? The woman who refused them then ran and hid? Or the young man who more seemingly had to face the group alone.

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Response to LakeArenal (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 08:52 PM

5. The woman who ran and hid.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 08:51 PM

4. Chipotle is a horrible place to work.

Their training, safety and HR programs are nearly nonexistent. The employees and managers are completely disposable. Their average entry hire lasts only a few weeks before they quit or get fired.

They are exceptionally dysfunctional, even in the world of fast food chains.

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Response to catbyte (Original post)

Sat Nov 17, 2018, 08:55 PM

6. The Trump Effect?

It seems like things like this have been happening as a result of Trump's election. I do not recall things like this happening as much before he became President. It seems he has emboldened people who wanted to be rude to blacks and other minorities.

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