FOX NEWS - A restaurateur in New York City has reportedly apologized for — and fired — an employee who wrote “Ching Chong” on an Asian woman’s receipt in place of her name.
Ziggy Chau, a friend of the woman’s daughter, first posted a photo of the receipt to Facebook last week, decrying the “racist staff” and urging the Facebook community to boycott the establishment.
“Please boycott this place Cornerstone Cafe NYC until they publicly apologize,” wrote Chau alongside a picture of the receipt, which clearly reads “Ching Chong” under both the “to go” and “customer name” sections. “Better yet, call them directly and let them know they have a racist staff,” Chau added.
Chau also urged the Asian community to share her post “in light of what is happening here in the USA,” adding that President Trump has seemingly “ma[d]e it OK to come out and be blatantly racist.”
Later that evening, Chau phoned the Cornerstone Cafe to complain, but claimed that the manager, Rocco, suggested that his server must have misheard the woman’s name when she was taking down the order. Chau, however, informed him that “Ching Chong” was a derogatory term for Asians, and asked him to apologize on social media.