Latino group announces agreement with Leon's

Posted at 4:57 PM, Jun 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-02 23:25:49-04

A move away from its English-only policy has one Latino group applauding and customers coming back to Leon's Frozen Custard.

A few customers are back at Leon's for the first time in weeks. Kayla Jimenez says her mom and grandmother had been staying away because of the policy. 

"We've Hispanic so that's why we didn't come," says Kayla Jimenez.

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) announced this Thursday it reached an agreement with the owner.

"We are pleased that Leon's Frozen Custard is conducting a thorough reivew of all personel policies," says Dr. Arturo Martinez, president of LULAC of Wisconsin.

Leon's also agreed to drop it's english-only policy and allow its  workers to speak whatever language the customer speaks... If they are able. A policy some are applauding.

"I felt like it should be up to the worker that is working if they should speak Spanish to the customer or not," says Matthew Fox, customer.

But others say the owner should be able institute an English-only policy with his workers. 

"Inside his doors he should be able to do whatever he wants it's his business and he can run his business the way he wants," says Ivonne Jimenez, customer.

But they are happy he made the change for his customers and the neighborhood.

LULAC says it never called for a boycott of Leon's and that anyone who is staying away from the business should return.