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Taco Bell cashier out after putting racial slur on receipt

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Posted at 8:37 AM, Feb 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-21 08:37:31-05

Taco Bell says an employee who used a racial slur to refer to an Asian-American customer no longer works for the fast-food chain. 

The company issued the statement Tuesday following reports that a cashier in Philadelphia entered a slur to describe a student on a printed receipt during the weekend. 

First-year University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. student In Young Lee told the Daily Pennsylvanian it's important to make a conscious effort to fight racism. 

Lee also posted an image of the receipt on Facebook and a message saying he was "infuriated" by the incident. 

Taco Bell says the franchisee is retraining staff at the restaurant and management has apologized directly to Lee.