UPDATE, FEB. 9, 9:13 A.M.: Starbucks sent us this response regarding the incident:
“Starbucks does not tolerate discrimination of any kind and has a lengthy history of leading on and supporting policies that promote equality, inclusion and diversity. We were disappointed to hear of the poor experience this customer had in our store and have apologized to him several times. This experience is unacceptable and not indicative of the welcoming and respectful service we strive to offer our customers in our stores. The partner (employee) who was involved in this incident is no longer employed by Starbucks.”
Perhaps bored of spelling out names on drink cups, only to botch them, a Starbucks barista in Alpharetta, Georgia, decided to draw the customers instead. Bad, bad idea.
Oh look! It's the chink eye.
Angry Asian Man
reports that the two customers were Korean and not native English
speakers. “They immediately complained to the store manager, who did not
defend the drawings or offer some kind of bullshit explanation, but
simply apologized,” AAM writes.
And then the manager offered them gift cards.
Yes, gift cards. Because free Frapuccinos can take care of everything from messed-up orders to blatant racism.
First receipts (remember Chick-fil-A and Papa John's?), and now this. Are we really in 2012?