Woman tells Florida fast food manager to ‘go back to Mexico’ after speaking Spanish to employee

The Spanish-speaking manager isn’t Mexican

EUSTIS, Fla. (Gray News) – Neyzha Nicole couldn’t believe what she was hearing at a central Florida fast-food restaurant and pulled out her phone to record it.

Two women were chastising a Burger King manager for speaking Spanish to an employee over the weekend.

This just happened right in front of me!!!! I had to record!!! “This is AMERICA! we speak ENGLISH” “GO BACK TO MEXICO. Speak “Puerto Rican” or “Mexican” at home!” Puerto Rican Manager at Burger King gets discriminated only because he spoke to his employee in Spanish in front of them. #burgerking #discrimination

Posted by Neyzha Nicole on Saturday, July 6, 2019

“Speak your Mexican at home,” one of the women told Ricardo Castillo, the restaurant’s general manager. “You’re in America, you should speak American English.”

The conversation intensified.

“Go back to Mexico if you want to keep speaking Spanish,” the woman said.

That’s when Castillo exploded.

“Guess what, ma’am. I’m not Mexican, but you’re very prejudiced and I want you out of my restaurant right now,” he said, pointing toward the door.

The women got up and left.

The five-minute video from the community about 30 miles northwest of Orlando has more than 65,000 views on Facebook.

Burger King released a statement on the incident to WOFL.

“There is no place for discrimination in our restaurants. We expect employees and guests to treat each other with respect. This incident took place at a franchised restaurant and the owner is looking into the matter.”

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