A Chipotle manager has been fired after she was filmed telling customers that they had to pay before being served.
The video, which was posted to Twitter on Friday morning, features a group of young black men who are told they cannot order until they prove they have money to pay.
In the video, the manager of the restaurant in St Paul, Minnesota tells the customers ‘you gotta pay because you never have money when you come in here.’
Masaud Ali, 21, recorded the incident and posted it on social media, captioning the video: ‘Can a group of young well established African American get a bite to eat after a long workout session. @ChipotleTweets??’
As of Sunday afternoon, the video had been viewed 4.32 million times and liked more than 71,000 times.
‘It sounded really racist – the way she said it was racist,’ Ali told the Star Tribune on Friday. ‘She asked for proof of income as if I’m getting a loan.’
He said he was also disappointed that none of the other employees who were on duty spoke up.
Chipotle replied to the video stating ‘what happened here is not how our employees should treat our customer’.
The company also said the manager has since been terminated and that the staff has undergone training to prevent a similar situation from occurring.
Chipotle later clarified that the manager had mistaken the guests for another group of men who had come in and not been able to pay for their food.
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Source: Daily Mail