Papa Johns – “Lady Chinky Eyes”
Whoops! It is pretty amazing how public stories like this become now a days with all the access we have to each others lives. With twitter, facebook and lot’s of other social outlets a little story like this can be national news in minutes.
Papa John’s has apologized after an employee typed a racial slur on a receipt to a customer Friday at one of its locations in New York City.
Minhee Cho posted an image of the receipt on Twitter, which called her “lady chinky eyes.”
This isn’t the first time a restaurant has come under fire over employees using racial or ethnic slurs on receipts.
Last month, a cashier at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Irvine, Calif., was fired after allegedly mocking Asian-American customers, ABC News Los Angeles station KABC-TV reported.
The cashier reportedly used “Ching” and “Chong” in the customer identification line on the receipts.
Photos of those receipts have also gone viral online.
In a written statement, a representative for the fast-food chain told KABC that “the individual clearly violated our operating standards.”
“The matter was addressed and discussed immediately with the guests on the spot; and a confirmation was provided that the employee was immediately dismissed for the individual behavior,” the statement said.
Store owner Ronald Johnson told the New York Daily News he will order sensitivity training for his employees.
“It’s just wrong,” he said. “I was shocked and I was very, very upset about it.”
He seemed more upset than the 24-year-old Cho.
“I wasn’t super angry about it,” she said. “I (just) can’t believe this happened in this day and age.”
Still, she said she probably won’t be going back to Papa John’s anytime soon. And she really shouldn’t given the quality of the local pizza.
“Some of the tweets I’ve gotten back are, ‘Why are you going to Papa John’s when you live in New York City?’” she said.
Here is a whole website dedicated to awkward / funny receipts.