Dunkin’ Donuts fires worker for message on homeless woman’s cup

"It goes against everything we stand for."

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Dunkin' Donuts logo. –Gene J. Puskar / AP Photo, File

CINCINNATI (AP) — An employee at a downtown Cincinnati Dunkin’ Donuts who wrote a disparaging message on a homeless woman’s cup has been fired.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the disjointed message was first posted on Instagram by a customer and then shared on Facebook by others. It says: “Stop ‘Hangin out in-front of the store. If you have a Full Time job! — management.” The message was written Thursday.

The store’s owner says the employee wasn’t a manager and no longer works there.

Owner Mike Benhase says the employee’s message “goes against everything we stand for.” He says he would like to apologize to the woman in person if she returns to the store.


“Dunkin’ Donuts and our franchisees share the goal of creating a welcoming and hospitable environment for all guests,” the company said in a statement Friday.


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