If you’ve been even the slightest bit of attention to recent news events, you will know that Trump supporters everywhere are experiencing some very biased and misguided treatment. One of the most recent examples happened in Charlotte, North Carolina, last week shortly after a Trump rally had been held in the area.
Like most rallies in support of President Donald Trump, the one last week took place in a large stadium and was attended by thousands of people. The American Mirror noted that over 10,000 were attendance at this particular event. And as is typical, the event ran late into the evening, leaving attendees looking for a meal afterward.
But when a small crowd of these people, some carrying signs and wearing Trump paraphernalia, walked down the street to a local Bojangles Famous Chicken n’ Biscuits restaurant, they found it locked even though the popular eatery was not closed. Instead, the shift manager simply didn’t want to allow them in because of their evident support for Trump.
As the American Mirror reported, “Donald Trump had given a speech to over 10,000 of his supporters at a venue that is less than a ten-minute walk from the restaurant, according to The Charlotte Observer. Michael Furick, who attended the rally, took to Facebook afterward to recount how he and other Trump supporters were barred from entering the Bojangles’ restaurant.”
Furick wrote,” Bojangles locked the doors to the Trump rally last night and denied service. Ironic because the rally was a Bojangles arena. @bojangles, this is pretty distasteful. I walked up to the door and people are gathered around and stated they would not serve Trump supporters.”
With word spreading fast about the abrupt and unjust closure, upper management took little time before stepping in. It was reported that the shift manager made a call to his boss, who quickly dropped everything to come and reopen the location. In addition, he fired the shift manager who had decided to lock the doors.
The company later apologized on social media, saying that the manager “made a bad decision to close the dining room. We apologize. That manager is no longer employed by Bojangles.”
However, they also stated the manager had felt “overwhelmed” by the number of customers arriving in short order, and that was why he closed the doors. But Furick and others there knew that is not what had happened. The manager saw red hats and Trump stickers and made it very clear he was not about to serve anyone who supported Trump.
Plus, there were plenty of pictures taken during the event that suggests there were no large crowds to overwhelm the staff. Not that a great throng should have a problem anyway. Surely, restaurants like Bojangles experience busy hours, say during prime meal hours, or when a bus full of people stops.
I can imagine that nearly everyone in this line of work has seen customer lines that seem to stretch for miles and not an empty seat in the place. And as a shift manager, it is highly likely this man would have experienced such swarms of people, possibly even on a daily basis, depending on the location and its popularity.
But no matter the reason for the untimely closure, it was apparent that the manager made a decision he was not authorized to do. In fact, per franchise rules, only the company owners and board of directors can make such a call.
And knowing the company, this manager should have been well aware that management wouldn’t deny service to anyone based on their political opinions. After all, this is the same company that just allowed the Trump rally to be held in their stadium. I mean, it is called “Bojangles Coliseum.”
So if the President’s money wasn’t too good for them to use for the stadium, neither would his supporters’ money be too good for their food and drinks.
This horribly biased man was simply being rude, and that certainly isn’t any way to run a business, especially if it isn’t your own.