Discipline Donut Franchise Manager Accused of Racism

Target: Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin’ Brands

Goal: Terminate manager of Dunkin’ Donuts who reportedly bribed customers to report non-English speaking employees.

A Dunkin’ Donuts location in Baltimore recently removed a sign that allegedly asked customers to report any employees who were not speaking English. The sign apparently offered free coffee and pastries to whoever made such reports, but after receiving major backlash on social media, the location removed the sign.

Unfortunately, the removal of the sign is only part of the remedy. The past several years have seen a revival in racism and xenophobia among Americans thanks to the current presidential administration’s attitude towards non-whites and foreigners, and for a beloved franchise to even temporarily allow one of their locations to behave in such a way is a disgrace. Not only was the manager of this particular Dunkin’ Donuts allegedly racist, they reportedly all but bribed customers to enable their racism.

Such a person does not deserve to be in charge of a public eatery frequented by many. The sign is gone, but we cannot trust a person who would allegedly hang such a sign in the first place. Sign this petition to demand the Dunkin’ Donuts corporate headquarters terminate the manager of the 41st Street location for this reported behavior.


Dear Mr. Travis,

A manager under your label recently took down a sign they had reportedly posted, bribing customers with free coffee and pastries to report any employees who were not speaking English. The sign sparked outrage on social media, even prompting customers to threaten to stop patronizing Dunkin’ Donuts as a whole when they felt such a sign was your company condoning racism.

Society has taken many steps backwards, reverting to the racism and xenophobia of decades past, treating non-whites and foreigners as less than human. The manager of this particular location reportedly perpetuated hateful behavior in hanging that sign, and having it taken down was only one small step. This manager needs to be terminated from their position immediately, as we cannot trust that they will not do such a thing again in the future.


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One Comment

  1. gen agustsson says:

    treating people of color like foreigners but they’re more than just foreigners.

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