hellobeautiful.com – Three Missouri Applebee’s workers who falsely accused two Black customers of stealing have been terminated according to a press release obtained by HelloBeautiful.
“We recognize the hurt and pain caused by the recent incident at an Applebee’s restaurant in Independence, Mo. We very much regret this occurred and sincerely apologize to our guests and community,” said the statement from Alyssa Foreman, who represents Applebee’s through public relations firm Cohn & Wolfe.
“After an internal investigation and in-line with our values, the franchisee terminated the manager, server and another employee involved in the incident. We do not tolerate racism, bigotry or harassment of any nature, and we have taken additional steps to close the restaurant at this time in order for the team there to regroup, reflect, learn and grow from this. We are reaching out to the guests involved to apologize directly. We know rebuilding trust with those affected by the incident will take time, and we look forward to finding resolution in the coming days,” the statement concludes.
The incident which took place over the weekend, created a social media firestorm after one of the victims, Alexis Brinson, posted her uncomfortable encounter on Facebook. Brinson and a friend were visiting from St. Louis when they approached by staff in an Independence, Missouri, Applebee’s and accused of dining and dashing the previous night. Brinson and her friend denied the accusations and informed the staff that they had not visited the restaurant the previous night and were falsely accused.
Two Black women are accusing an Independence, Missouri, Applebee’s of racial profiling after a video of them being asked to leave the restaurant went viral over the weekend, the Kansas City Star reports.
With all due respect and I mean this with nothing but respect…..FUCK those employees, as a victim of racial profiling in the past this shit irks me to no end