After being shamed on social media, the store's manager took down a sign encouraging customers to report workers who were speaking foreign languages.
BALTIMORE (AP) — In a story June 19 about a doughnut shop ending its offer to give coupons to customers who reported workers shouting in foreign languages to management, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a photo of the sign was posted Monday on Twitter by a displeased customer. The original post appears to have been sent by a producer for WBAL-TV.
A corrected version of the story is below. The corrected version also no longer credits the reporting to the Baltimore Sun.
Doughnut shop sign discouraging foreign languages removed
A Dunkin’ Donuts shop in Baltimore is no longer offering customers coupons if they report workers shouting in foreign languages to management
BALTIMORE (AP) — A Dunkin’ Donuts shop in Baltimore is no longer offering customers coupons if they report workers shouting in foreign languages to management.
News outlets report the sign in the store on West 41st Street was removed after it created a stir on social media.
A photo of the sign was posted Monday on Twitter by a news producer at WBAL-TV. It read: “If you hear any of our staff SHOUTING in a language other than ENGLISH Please call … immediately with the name of the employee to receive a coupon for FREE Coffee and a pastry.”
In a statement, Dunkin’ Donuts said a general manager of the shop posted the sign “based on her personal judgment.” The franchise owner thought the sign was inappropriate and had it removed.