You would think that if a restaurant were as egregious as to lob racist behavior towards its customers that it would pay a price for doing so.
There are enough decent people in the world that a boycott would be in order. If the restaurant didn't feel it from verbal objections, they would maybe feel the sting on their bottom line.
shame about extremely expensive trendy haute vegan restaurant FEDbywater being racist. guess we'll have to boycott… https://t.co/zGUfEGR2u1— Mr. Showbiz OBE (@Mr. Showbiz OBE)1501512091.0
There's a restaurant in Lonsdale, Minnesota, ironically called Treats Family Restaurant, that recently posted a sign advertising food, ice cream, and racism.The sign was put up just days after a lethal ISIS-inspired lone wolf stabbing that injured ten people in a shopping mall in Minnesota.
There it is. Plain as day.
As you might imagine, people found this offensive, but some still also tried to find a little humor in it, playing Devil's advocate.
They joke, but it just shows the absurdity of the reality.When you see what the other responses were to this brazen, disgusting display, you might just lose a little faith in humanity.
There was so much negativity around the sign that it actually made the local news, where owner Dan Ruedinger claims the sign "is not racist" and blamed the "politically-correct" for taking it the wrong way.
Really. Seriously? That's the response?
"I didn’t want to put 'terrorist' on the board, so we were going to put 'Muslim extremist,' but we didn’t have room on the board," he said."People started taking it the wrong way and thinking we were against Muslims in general and we’re not, quite the opposite," he continued. "We are not racist." OK. Thanks for clearing that up.
The notion of "inclusion" certainly escaped this restaurant owner.
Police have been called to the scene as violence flared up between the owners of the restaurant and protesters, but others are there because they agree with the sentiment.Ruedinger said that business has boomed so much in recent days that he had to call in three extra workers this week. Wait...WHAT?
But if the recent Yelp reviews are any indication, that probably won't last for long.
There's a little thing called "karma" that's long overdue for this intolerant bigot.
Ruedinger said he welcomed any and all patrons as long as "they come in here and be nice". Except, you know, Muslims. They can get out.