Michael Brown, a black South Carolinian, and two dozen of his family members and friends were asked to leave a Wild Wing Cafe in Charleston because a white customer complained that she felt threatened by the group, the Daily Mail reports.
Unable to reach the family sports bar and restaurant's corporate headquaraters to report the incident, Brown took to Facebook to share news of his experience. His story gained traction and a phone call from the chain's chief marketing officer.
The apparent race-based snub came after Brown and his group waited for a table for about two hours.
'She said there's a situation where one of our customers feels threatened by your party, so she asked us not to seat you in our section, which totally alarmed all of us because we're sitting there peaceably for two hours,' Brown explained to WCSC. 'Obviously, if we were causing any conflict, we would have been ejected out of the place hours before.' …
Brown called the restaurant's corporate headquarters repeatedly to explain what had happened to the manager's superiors. But nobody ever called him back — so he turned to Facebook.
After Brown's post started getting a bit of attention, the restaurant finally acknowledged Brown's complaint …
The restaurant offered Brown and his family a free meal for the entire group. But Brown isn't completely satisfied …
As of Sunday night, Brown's post was shared on Facebook nearly 3,000 times.
Read more at the Daily Mail.