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I have no idea if what they are saying about Taco Bell is true -
I've haven't eaten at one of them for at least 10 years.
Shit just got real at Taco Bell!
Craving a chalupa or a grilled stuffed burrito? Be careful to find a Taco
Bell that won't turn you away for speaking English. A woman in Florida
learned that sobering lesson the hard way.
According to the Miami Herald, video footage shows a drive-thru employee at a
Taco Bell in Hialeah, Florida, turning a woman away because she didn't speak
Spanish, sparking tremendous backlash on social media.
"The incident happened on Wednesday night, when Alexandria Montgomery was
trying to place an order in English at a Taco Bell drive-thru window,"
reports the outlet. "The employee refused to take her order because she
wasnt speaking Spanish."
In the video posted on Thursday night, the woman grows increasingly annoyed
with her inability to communicate her order, prompting her to ask, "Do you
have a manager here?"
Speaking Spanish, the employee replied flippantly, "She is in her house
sleeping," adding that there was no one else to take the order.
"Honey, I have a car behind you," the employee says in Spanish and closes the
window. "Can you move please? I have an order behind you. There is no one who
"This is Hialeah, Im sorry," the female employee said in Spanish, even going
as far to threaten calling the police.
Two other employees approached the drive-thru window but did not help the
situation. Montgomery finally gave up and left without making the order.
Hialeah is considered to have the largest Hispanic population in the United
States, according to the Miami Herald, with 89% of its residents identifying
When posting the video on social media, Montgomery, a black woman, denounced
the Hilaleah Taco Bell as a "racist" establishment.
"Taco Bell in Hialeah racist asf," she said. "This lady understood what I was
saying but didnt want to take my order talking bout she dont speak
In the video, Montgomery points out that even if the employee does not speak
English, she knows the menu and would have understood a basic order like
Taco Bell Corp. has apologized for the incident and told el Nuevo Herald that
"this does not meet our customer service expectations."
"We have worked quickly to resolve with the customer to ensure this doesnt
happen again," a spokesperson said.
Montgomery said in an update that the Taco Bell employee has since been
fired. Friends and followers on Facebook were mostly supportive.
"Hialeah is still part of Florida and, as far as I remember, correct me if
Im wrong, Florida is part of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, its a country
where English is the language we speak. This is a shame for the Hispanic /
Latino community," commented a Facebook user.
Dems & the media want Trump to be more like Obama, but then he'd
have to audit liberals & wire tap reporters' phones.