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Taco Bell employee fired after refusing order because customer was speaking English

Taco Bell employee fired after refusing order because customer was speaking English

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HIALEAH, Fla. (Circa) — A Taco Bell employee is looking for work after a video of her refusing an order from a customer because the customer wasn't speaking Spanish went viral online.

The customer, Alexandria Montgomery, went to the Taco Bell late on Wednesday night. She drove to the drive-thru speaker and tried to order.

“She was saying something in Spanish that I didn’t understand,” Montgomery told ABC Miami. “I replied and said, ‘No habla espanol,’ and she replied and said, ‘No habla ingles.'”

When she couldn't order, she decided to drive to the window and film the person with whom she was speaking.

“I simply wanted a quesadilla and that’s not hard to understand in Spanish, because I think it’s a Spanish word,” said Montgomery.

The employee proceeded to tell her that she had to leave because there were other cars, that no one in the store spoke English, and that the manager was asleep in her home. All of this information was conveyed primarily in Spanish. The employee also threatened to call the police.

Montgomery posted the video to Facebook, where it quickly gained traction. Taco Bell eventually got in touch and told her the employee had been fired.

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