Several employees at a Washington Denny’s are currently without a job after they completely tried their black customers!
According to Raw Story, employees were insisting that the black customers pay for their food in advance while the white customers got to eat and pay after they finished!
Palmer Pelham and his wife were enjoying a nice little date at the popular franchise when a young black men entered. He documented the encounter on Facebook saying,
“A few minutes after we sat down four young African American Men walk in to eat,” Pelham recalled. “They have to wait about 10 minutes even though the restaurant is empty to be seated. Two other single white men come in and are seated immediately. My wife and I order and our server goes back to kitchen. Finally she go over the table of the young men and takes their orders. She brings our food out and we start eating. The server comes out of the back about 5 minutes later and walks over the the young men’s table with their order slips. She then asks for them to pay before the cook will prepare their food. She says that she has had several people order food and leave without paying so her manager said she had to have them pay first.”
Palmer said that the boy asked to speak to the manager and the employee caught an attitude and went to get the manager.
“The manager was shaking his head and wagged his finger at her. He then walked over to a computer in another part of the restaurant and started typing on it,” he wrote. “The young men did not make a scene or disrupt other people. They were complaining a little bit but quietly. I tell them when the manager comes to ask why my wife and I did not have to pay for our meals in advance or show our money.”
Palmer then said that boy ended up getting the server together and accused her of being a racist.
Dennys has since released a statement saying,
“We are deeply disappointed and outraged by the situation that took place at our independently-owned franchise restaurant in Federal Way, Washington. Denny’s has zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind. This type of behavior is unacceptable for any reason and is clearly inconsistent with our practices and policies. After a swift investigation, the employees involved in this incident are no longer employed by our franchisee and no longer a part of the Denny’s system.”
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