Full disclosure: I’m a HUGE fan of The Cheesecake Factory. For starters, their bread is heavenly and their menu is a mini book. There are so many options. It’s delightfully overwhelming. (In case you’re wondering, their stuffed chicken tortillas meal is the best, and the Oreo Dream Extreme cheesecake is the king of all cheesecakes. It’s 1,370 calories of pure deliciousness. It’s worth feeling sick afterward. Trust me.)
Ugh. Salivating. You too? Hold on. This entire story will make you lose your appetite.
Over the weekend, 22-year-old Eugenior Joseph dined at the Cheesecake Factory inside the Dadeland Mall in Miami. Oh. And he did so in a MAGA hat. According to Joseph and other witnesses, employees gathered and berated him. Some even said they wanted to punch him in the face.
“Her finger was literally on top of his head, we were all looking at her like ‘what is happening?'” one witness told The Daily Wire. “She was pointing at him, calling her other coworkers, telling them to look at this guy wearing a Make America Great Again hat.”
At that point, approximately a dozen or so employees approached the table and began making comments about the hat, with some saying they wanted to punch Joseph in the face. Witnesses also allege that some of the employees also referred to him as a “n**ger” in their conversations among each other.
“So then all the employees started standing there, saying things out loud, like, ‘I’m going to knock his head in so hard his hat’s going to come off,” the witness continued.
One of the employees gave Joseph intimidating looks, clenching his fists and making hand gestures that appeared to indicate that he was ready to engage in a fistfight.
“He got behind me and another coworker came by and they were staring at each other and he fist bumped him and then he started looking at me, balling his fists, smacking his fists, trying to scare me,” Joseph told The Daily Wire.
Another witness told The Daily Wire that the group of employees looked like a lynch mob and they couldn’t stand to see a black man wearing a hat that showed support for the president.
Oh yeah. That’s another detail we should highlight. He’s a black man wearing a MAGA hat. Obviously the MAGA hat negates his blackness, so it’s totally fine. That’s how this works in the liberal mind, right?
Employees continued to mess with Joseph until he got up to go to the bathroom.
“I got up and went to the restroom, my girlfriend followed me, and as we were walking back, a group of [the employees] came out from the back and they just started clapping and yelling, and just screaming things at me,” Joseph says.
Another witness verified the claims, saying that the employees in the kitchen were booing Joseph loudly as he walked by.
One of the witnesses said that the event was so traumatic and threatening that an elderly woman who was present had to take medication to calm herself down.
Multiple witnesses said that as the family exited the restaurant the manager followed them out and told them that some of the employees admitted to their actions and that one of the employees had been sent home.
As the family left the restaurant they ran into police that had been called to the scene who documented the incident in the police report but supposedly did not file any charges, according to multiple witnesses.
No guest should ever feel unwelcomed in one of our restaurants and we are taking this matter very seriously. Upon learning of this incident, we immediately apologized to the guests in person. We are conducting an investigation and will take the appropriate corrective action.
What will that “corrective action” look like? Only time will tell.
— Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) May 15, 2018
No guest should ever feel unwelcome in one of our restaurants and we are taking this matter very seriously. Upon learning of this incident, we immediately apologized to the guests in person. The individuals involved have been suspended pending the results of our investigation.
— Cheesecake Factory (@Cheesecake) May 15, 2018
I’m just gonna leave this here.
Think Cheescake Factory will close all their stores for a day of race sensitivity training for EVERY EMPLOYEE at a cost of $16 million like Starbucks? Using the left’s warped logic, the fact that he’s a @realDonaldTrump supporter negates his blackness. https://t.co/FUz1IlnKml
— David A. Clarke, Jr. (@SheriffClarke) May 15, 2018
h/t Daily Wire