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A branch of Dunkin' Donuts in Baltimore, Maryland, has been forced to remove a racist sign from within their store.

A picture of the sign was snapped by Gillian Morley, a local news producer for WBAL-TV.

The note, which was on display at 41st Street, North Baltimore, tells customers to report any staff members who are caught speaking a language that isn't English in return for a free coffee or pastry.

If you hear any of our staff SHOUTING in a language other than ENGLISH Please call 443-415-7775 immediately with the name of the employee to receive a coupon for FREE Coffee and a pastry.

Gillian shared the image online where it gained a lot of attention and was heavily criticised.

In response, Dunkin' Donuts has said that the sign was placed there by a general manager who was using her own judgment to create a "welcoming and hospitable environment for all guests".

A spokesperson for Dunkin' Donuts told Fox News:

While her intent was to address a customer service and satisfaction issue, the franchisee determined her approach was inappropriate and confirmed the sign has been removed.

This isn't the first time that a major coffee chain in America has found itself in a racism row this year.

Last month, Starbucks was accused of racism after two black men were arrested in one of their stores for sitting in the cafe and not ordering anything.

A store in California was also embroiled in controversy after a Mexican customer had a racial slur printed on to his cup.

HT NY Post

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