PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Taco Bell says an employee who used a racial slur to refer to an Asian-American customer no longer works for the fast-food chain.
The company issued the statement Tuesday following reports that a cashier in Philadelphia entered a slur to describe a student on a printed receipt during the weekend.
First-year University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. student In Young Lee told <a target=”—blank” href=”http://www.thedp.com/article/2018/02/upenn-med-student-racial-slur-taco-bell-asian-american-philadelphia”>the Daily Pennsylvanian</a> it’s important to make a conscious effort to fight racism.
Lee also posted an image of the receipt on <a target=”—blank” href=”https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10213924196692664&set=ecnf.1641704528&type=3&theater”>Facebook</a> and a message saying he was “infuriated” by the incident.
Taco Bell says the franchisee is retraining staff at the restaurant and management has apologized directly to Lee.