Charged Extra For Not Speaking Chinese?

A Wisconsin man has filed a discrimination complaint with New York City’s Human Rights Commission against the Canal Seafood Restaurant for allegedly giving Chinese customers a menu with lower prices. From the New York Daily News:

David Lopez, a visitor from Wisconsin, contacted the commission after eating at the restaurant with several friends last October.

He and his girlfriend knew something was wrong when a waiter told them that a serving of rice would cost them extra. They had noticed Asian customers munching on similar dishes served over a bed of rice.

“Being Hispanic, we both like rice,” said 46-year-old Lopez. “We saw other customers getting a different menu. We were told we could order from it if we spoke Chinese.”

The prices on that menu, written in Chinese, were an average of $1 cheaper per dish.

Well, gee. That’s just not nice. —MEGHANN MARCO

How mean for chow mein! [New York Daily News via Gothamist]
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