The man, who only identified himself as Pedro, said he ordered two drinks from a Starbucks in the Los Angeles suburb of La Canada Flintridge and that both were labeled with the slur, KNBC-4 reported. While an employee didn't place anyone's life in danger this time around, a worker at a Sarbucks in La Cañada Flintridge, California used a slur to describe a customer.
"Out of all the names they could've put on his coffees for "misunderstanding" him they decide to put 'beaner, '" Priscilla Hernandez told CNN.
As a form of compensation, the location offered Pedro a $50 gift card.
Pedro believes that the slur was written on goal as the barista called him by his name to let him know his drinks were ready, NBC4 reported.
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"I didn't accept it because it's like an insult overall", he said, according to NBC.
Starbucks announced last month that it would close its more than 8,000 company-owned stores on the afternoon of May 29 to conduct racial-bias training for employees following a manager's decision in Philadelphia to call police after two black men sat down at a store to wait for someone before buying anything. "This is not the experience we want for our clients", the statement said. "We asked his forgiveness and we are working to correct this".
We have a question for Starbucks: What kind of "racial-bias education" did their staff receive?
But on Thursday Morning, Pedro met with the company's local leadership team who wanted to rectify the situation. We want to make sure it doesn't happen again.