A Pakistani Made Starbucks Apologize After They Didn’t Let A Homeless Man Have His Lunch
It was because he smelled bad and was wearing torn up clothes.
Recently, a video of a UK based Pakistani businessman —Sajid Kahloon— confronting a couple of Starbucks officials went viral on the internet. Sajid Kahloon filmed a couple of officials of the famous American Coffee company after they didn’t let a homeless man have his lunch at the outside seating area of the café.
It all started when the Pakistani businessman spotted a homeless man looking for leftover food and asking people if they could help him buy some food. After no one paid any attention to him, it was Sajid Kahloon who decided to help the poor man. The Pakistani businessman bought him a sandwich and a chocolate cake worth £8.45.
The homeless man then set at the outside tables of Starbucks and this is where the whole thing started. A couple of Starbucks officials decided to ask him to move off their property. It was because he smelled bad and was wearing torn up clothes. Mr. Sajid was seeing the whole incident from the inside where he was having his lunch. He decided to help the poor guy one more time.
Sajid Kahloon argued that since the guy has paid for his food and is a customer. So, the company doesn’t have any right to ask him to get off their property. The generous Pakistani was also filming the whole incident as he argued with the officials.
This argument took place recently outside a Starbucks in Southend after staff reportedly told a homeless person he could…
Soon after the video was posted on the internet, it started doing the rounds across top British media channels. Thousands of people watched the video and criticized Starbucks for their attitude towards the poot guy. After receiving a global backlash on the internet, the famous coffee chain decided to apologize for their staff mistreatment. They also announced to take appropriate action.
“The interaction on video is not indicative of the environment we strive to create. We are looking into the circumstances surrounding this customer’s experience and will take appropriate action to ensure our stores remain welcoming places for everyone. We want every customer to have a positive experience, and we apologize that we did not meet that expectation in this instance,” stated Starbucks in a statement issued.
Talking to a media outlet, Sajid Kahloon stated that it was painful for him to see someone asking for food Iike this.
“It’s part of our Pakistani culture that we are hospitable and we like to share. We should make sure that we demonstrate our cultural values wherever we can to show that we love other people,” Sajid said.
Sajid is a Pakistani born UK based businessman. He belongs from Gojra and went to the UK back in 2013. Sajid himself owns a chain of restaurants in different parts of the UK.
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