Starbucks Barista Tries To Throw Out Homeless Man Eating Meal That Was Bought For Him By Good Samaritan

A Starbucks customer bought an £8.45 meal for a homeless man who was looking for food, but he ended up confronting the staff of the shop as staff tried to throw out the homeless man.

Sajid Kahlon bought a £8.45 meal at a Starbucks in Southend-on-Sea after he saw a man that was hungry and was asking for food.

Kahlon ended up filming the entire incident as a barista of Starbucks and a security guard told the homeless man that he could not eat the sandwich and the chocolate cake in the seating area.

Homeless Man Told He Couldn't Eat At Starbucks

This argument took place recently outside a Starbucks in Southend after staff reportedly told a homeless person he could not sit at a table outside the coffee shop. A generous customer, Sajid Kahllon, had spotted the homeless man looking for leftover food on the tables outside and decided to buy him a meal. Sajid said: “It was painful to see that someone had to search for food like that. I asked him if he was hungry and if he would like me to buy him some food? He replied yes in a very weak voice.“I bought him a sandwich and a chocolate cake worth £8.45 so that he could eat respectfully.“But as he was sitting there eating his paid-for lunch, one of the staff members went over to him with a security officer and told him to leave.“I understand the point of view of Starbucks, but I still feel this type of situation needed to be dealt with more respect and empathy. “We are all human and we all get hungry.”A spokesperson for Starbucks has said: “This 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.”

Posted by Your Southend on Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Kahlon confronted the staff of the branch.

The staff reportedly told the homeless man that he needs to leave the area due to a company policy.

Looks like Starbucks doesn’t want homeless people to buy goods from their branches.

In the video that Kahlon shared, he could be heard saying, “I paid for that if the food is being bought and he is eating that food. I spent like £8, and he is eating the food. Why can’t he have a seat, is he not human?”

He added, “Now he is obviously eating the food, you can’t just ask him to leave. Let him eat the food and he can leave, what’s the problem?”

He continued, “He’s eating his lunch, then let him eat the food.”

Kahlon said he bought the meal for the homeless man as the man looked weak and hungry.

Talking about why he helped the man, Kahlon said, “It was painful to see that someone had to search for food like that. I asked him if he was hungry and if he would like me to buy him some food? He replied yes in a very weak voice.”

He added, “But as he was sitting there eating his paid-for lunch, one of the staff members went over to him with a security officer and told him to leave. I understand the point of view of Starbucks, but I still feel this type of situation needed to be dealt with more respect and empathy. We are all human and we all get hungry.”

Starbucks released a statement about the incident.

The spokesperson of Starbucks said, “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 that our stores remain welcoming places for everyone.”

The statement added, “We want every customer to have a positive experience, and we apologize that we did not meet that expectation in this instance.”

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