Chipotle manager fired for asking customers to pay before ordering

Viral clip sees Chipotle manager fired for accusing black diners of wanting to dine-and-dash (VIDEO)

Viral clip sees Chipotle manager fired for accusing black diners of wanting to dine-and-dash (VIDEO)

A Chipotle manager in St. Paul may get her job back after she was sacked the wake of a viral video where she told some black costumers that they'd have to pay for their burritos before she'd make them. Masud Ali posted the video on Twitter, showing the manager tell him and a group of black men that she wouldn't make their order until they paid.

The video, which received more than 5 million views as of Sunday night, showed an employee, who was smiling and speaking in a friendly tone of voice, saying, "You gotta pay because you never have money when you come in here". 'She asked for proof of income as if I'm getting a loan'.

The company also said the manager has since been terminated and that the staff has undergone training to prevent a similar situation from occurring.

In a statement, Chipotle said it had done a "thorough investigation" and had talked with employees and police officers who were called to the restaurant.

"Based on our review, we have offered our manager her job back", Laurie Schalow, chief communications officer for Chipotle, said in a statement to ABC News Monday afternoon.

A Chipotle restaurant manager (pictured) was sacked after allegedly asking a group of young black men to pay before their food was made in St. Paul, Minn., Nov. 15, 2018.

After the video went viral, the manager was sacked by the chain restaurant; however, now the company is having second thoughts. They apologized for the accusations leveled at his group by the manager and informed him that she had been fired.

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Chipotle replied to the video stating "what happened here is not how our employees should treat our customer". "We are committed to doing the right thing and acting in a manner consistent with a thoughtful, fact-driven approach".

Ali, who was one of the customers, told theStar Tribune that he thought the employees came off as racist because they were being accused of being customers from a previous night where a group had dined and dashed at the restaurant.

A Chipotle restaurant, August 5, 2018.

While Ali's video went viral and got a lot of support, some Twitter users shared screenshots of his old tweets in which he bragged about dining and dashing in the past.

"Not a dine and dash we're just borrowing the food for a couple hours", Ali said in one of many messages on the topic of making off with free food.

The tweets have since been taken down, but Twitter users defending the manager posted screen grabs of them over the weekend.

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