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Taco Bell cashier out after using racial slur on receipt

3 years 1 month 2 weeks ago Tuesday, February 20 2018 Feb 20, 2018 February 20, 2018 1:51 PM February 20, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Taco Bell says an employee who used a racial slur to refer to an Asian-American customer no longer works for them.

The fast food chain issued the statement Tuesday following reports that a cashier in Philadelphia used a slur to describe a student on a printed receipt over the weekend.

First-year University of Pennsylvania Ph.D student In Young Lee told the Daily Pennsylvanian that he thinks it's important to make a conscious effort to fight racism.

Lee also posted an image of the receipt on Facebook along with a post that said he was "infuriated" by the incident.

Taco Bell says the franchisee is retraining staff and that management has apologized directly to Lee.

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