A Chipotle manager was fired this week after a video posted on Twitter showed employees refusing to serve five black men and asking them to prove they had the money to pay for their meals before placing their orders.
The footage, which has been retweeted more than 52,000 times, showed the Chipotle employees moving on to serve a white woman without asking her to show "proof of income." When the camera zoomed in on her, an employee said the food would be on the house.
"This is not how we treat our customers. We're committed to treating everyone equally and with respect, "Chipotle said in a statement. "The manager has been terminated and we are re-training everyone at the restaurant to ensure something like this does not happen again.
According to the company, the manager thought the men were the same customers who had previously ordered and could not pay for their meals.
"Regardless, this is not how we treat our customers," Chipotle said.
The video was taken by 21-year-old Masud Ali, who went to grab a bite to eat after "a long workout session."
"So Chipotle gonna sit here and tell me I can not eat because they think I look like someone that stole from them before ??" Masud posted on Twitter.