***UPDATE*** Leon’s has cancelled its English-Only policy as a result of community pressure. The owner told the press, “I just made it official. If you can help the customer, just help them any way you can…” We still say, go get a paleta anyways.
The owner of Leon’s Frozen Custard revealed this week that he has an English only policy that prohibits employees from speaking any other language and demands customers place their orders in English.
Milwaukee residents didn’t take the news lightly, calling it discriminatory.
Leon’s in Milwaukee now has an English-only policy. Shame. They should be accommodating their huge, Hispanic market. https://t.co/WOzUv5aDQw
— Mattthew (@mattygthang) May 19, 2016
Apparently the owner of Leon’s Frozen custard would rather isolate the latino community in the name of this is merica we speak in english
— Key Lime Pie (@KeylaRosa_) May 19, 2016
While others endorsed the move:
— Donald Trump Network (@TheOfficialDNT) May 19, 2016
It’s kind of ironic, given the company’s product doesn’t come from an English word.
— Mijente (@ConMijente) May 19, 2016