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Baltimore Dunkin' Donuts Removes Sign Discouraging Foreign Languages

The franchise owner thought the sign was inappropriate and had it removed

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    A Dunkin' Donuts in Baltimore, Maryland, removed a sign discouraging employees from speaking foreign languages at work after backlash on Twitter.

    A sign posted at a Dunkin' Donuts shop in Baltimore offering customers free coffee and food if they report workers shouting in foreign languages to management has been removed.

    NBC affiliate WBAL-TV reports the general manager posted the sign in the store on West 41st Street. 

    Gillian Morley, a news producer at the station, spotted the sign Monday morning and tweeted a photo of it. 

    It read in part: "If you hear any of our staff SHOUTING in a language other than ENGLISH Please call ... immediately with the name of the employee to receive a coupon for FREE Coffee and a pastry."

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    The photo created a stir on social media and the sign was removed later in the day.

    In a statement, Dunkin' Donuts corporate said a general manager of the shop posted the sign "based on her personal judgment." The franchise owner thought the sign was inappropriate and had it removed.