Recently a man wearing a Make America Great Again hat was threatened and harassed by a group of Cheesecake Factory employees.
The employees were initially suspended, as the restaurant investigated the matter. Cheesecake Factory ha made a decision, and released the following statement.
The statement is as follows:
We were very disappointed to learn that two staff members made disparaging remarks about Mr. Joseph's hat that made him and his family feel unwelcome. As a result, as of Tuesday those two individuals are no longer employed with the company. No guest should ever feel unwelcome in one of our restaurants and we are very sorry. Our investigation is ongoing and we have reached out to Mr. Joseph directly to ask for his assistance. We are taking this situation seriously, however, not all of the information reported by the media accurately portrays what occurred. The situation may have been exacerbated by an all-staff meeting that took place during our shift change between our staff members working the lunch and dinner shifts - which may have been perceived as a crowd gathering near the guests' tables. We look forward to speaking with Mr. Joseph to welcome him back into one of our restaurants.
The Cheesecake Factory Incorporated
Cheesecake Factory posted the statement on their Twitter account.
Well, it's nice of them to carry out an investigation, and take action against at least two employees involved in the grotesque situation. The problem is why did it happen in the first place. Why would employees of a business think it was ok to attack a customer, someone they do not even know, because of their support for President of the United States? Are we no longer allowed to support who we want? Has the new norm become that if someone disagrees with you or has different views than you are own, it's acceptable to physically and verbally confront and attack them?
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