The incident occurred at at a Starbucks on German town Avenue.
Niquel Johnson told that he was wearing a thobe — an ankle-length, long sleeve garment — when he ordered three drinks, one for himself and the others for two friends he was with at a nearby store.
When he was asked by a server for a name for his order, Johnson said he gave his Muslim name, “Aziz.”
He got the drinks but did not notice for about 20 minutes, later when he returned to a bookstore with his friends, that the name on the three cups was the acronym for the Islamic terror group, ISIS.
“I was shocked at first, and then angry because I felt as though we were discriminated against,” Johnson said..
According to a Twitter post by Abigail Hauslohner, Niquel Johnson and his two friends walked into a Starbucks outlet where they ordered their drink. As other outlets do, when the employee asked for the name, Johnson told them Aziz, his Islamic name.
But after collecting their order and moving out, they noticed that, instead of Aziz the receipt had printed ISIS.
In response to the incident, Johnson told The Washington Post, “I was shocked and angry. I felt it was discrimination.”
According to the Washington Post, the 40-year-old also said the order was announced by the drink type and not the name, which was not the practice.
After the incident rolled up social media attention, Johnson also said that he was called by Starbucks and claimed that the matter was fixed when they spoke to his niece, but Johnson said that he doesn’t have a niece.
Later, Starbucks reached out through Twitter and said in a statement, “After investigating, we don’t believe this was a case of discrimination or profiling. The customer approached and provided the name, Aziz. The barista mistakenly spelt it incorrectly. We have connected with Mr Johnson and apologized for this regrettable mistake.”