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Wild Wing Cafe says it's not an issue of race

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Debra Stokes Dir. of Marketing Wild Wing Cafe Debra Stokes Dir. of Marketing Wild Wing Cafe

The incident happened back on July 31st and later blew up on Facebook.

I will never go to Wild wings cafe in N. Chs again! We (Party of 25 family and friends) waited 2hrs, patiently and were refused service because another customer (White) felt threatened by us…" the post received nearly 4,000 shares in a short time.

One of patrons there that day who did not want to be identified gave us his take on what happened after it was alleged a customer was threatened in the bathroom and the group was asked to leave.

"We had an altercation come up, we are not going to be able to serve you, and we are going to ask you to leave-- jewelry, earrings, jackets were taken off to insinuate a fight was going to break out. Then they wait for an hour outside and the two girls had to be escorted to their cars by bouncers and some of the staff there at wild wings."

The incident happened on July 31st, the post on Facebook which brought all the attention was posted on the August 22nd, why the wait? That may be what the part of the issue is all about.

Wild wing which has 33 establishments spanning five states admits some fault but Marketing Director, Debra Stokes says it has nothing to do with racism.

"It did not, we a have zero tolerance for any type discrimination. When they called we took some time to get back to them."

It seems the poster involved wanted to wait to hear back from the folks at Wild Wings but they did not respond. That's when the incident went online and the damage control began.

"That's where the breakdown was and that was a communication breakdown on our part and we apologize for that. We are in this together it's not a he said she said. We want some resolution and we have the same goals in mind."

Stokes added that they are currently meeting with those involved to find a solution. She says the company has hired an independent party to investigate what happened to determine if any changes need to be made.

 

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