Chick-fil-A, known bastion of open-mindedness, is in a spot of trouble after a UC Irvine student posted the above receipts on his Tumblr. Turns out cashier Lia couldn't be bothered to ask two Asian customers what their names were and just entered "Ching" and "Chong" on the receipts. Well, you know, it's a lot of work to open your mouth and ask someone for their names, might as well use racial epithets instead. Anyway, half of the duo confronted a manager about the receipts, saying "I made it known that it wasn't okay, and that I didn't appreciate it whatsoever. I think I indirectly fired Lia."
And now for some morale boosting, New York chef/Eater Next Iron Chef recapper Eddie Huang:
"Legally, you could argue there's an agency issue here and that Chick-Fil-A is responsible, but that's weak. This is an individual employee acting in an ignorant way and I doubt Chick-Fil-A is authorizing the person to work and operate in this manner. That said, I still hate this company. I don't want a bunch of Asian kids crying over their Kumon homework because of this today. Be strong my fellow Ching Chongs! Be strong."
The original poster of the receipt images also says this is more of an individual error than truly representative of the company, and wrote a followup post saying "there's no way the person who hired this woman would have been able to know she'd do something so stupid." He asks people to "be respectful and THINK."
· Chick-Fil-A Receipts [Cakeninjak / Tumblr via OCWeekly]
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