The popular coffee franchize Dunkin Donuts is facing immense backlash online after a photo of a sign featured in one of their stores went viral on the web.
The sign apparently first appeared in a Baltimore store, put out by the general manager of the particular location. The sign read:
“If you hear any of our staff SHOUTING in a language other than ENGLISH Please call 443-415-7775 immediately with the name of the employee to receive a coupon for FREE Coffee and a pastry.”
Many people on Twitter were outraged and disgusted to see that a company would allow this kind of sign to be presented in their store–calling it racist. And, many users on Twitter began asking why the company allowed this and what they would do to fix it.
This sign is being displayed at a @dunkindonuts in Baltimore. General manager posted a sign asking customers to report employees not speaking English. Even offering a reward. #shocking pic.twitter.com/1kUr0lcYuY
— Gillian Morley (@GillianMorley_) June 18, 2018
I’m going to shout in a language other than English…
FUCK YOU AND YOUR RACIST GM!
Pardon my French.
Now where’s my coupon? pic.twitter.com/hN0iHwTdFP
— Mark Nicholas (@OccamsHacksaw) June 19, 2018
Many even mentioned they would be boycotting Dunkin Donuts altogether until the franchize dealt with the issue and fired the person responsible for the sign.
Dunkin Donuts replied to users with this statement: