Global  

Buffalo Wild Wings: Workers fired over skin color reseat bid

SeattlePI.com Monday, 4 November 2019
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Buffalo Wild Wings says multiple employees have been fired at one of its suburban Chicago restaurants after a group of mostly African American customers said they were asked to move to another table because of their skin color.

The Naperville Sun reports Buffalo Wild Wings spokeswoman Claire Kudlata said Sunday the company conducted a thorough internal investigation and "terminated the employees involved."

Kudlata said via email that the company "has zero tolerance for discrimination of any kind."

Justin Vahl of Montgomery says he was celebrating a birthday last month with children and adults at the Naperville restaurant when a host asked about his ethnicity.

Vahl says a manager later asked his group to move because a regular customer didn't want to sit near black people. They left for another restaurant after several managers tried to move them.

___

Information from: Naperville Sun, http://napervillesun.chicagotribune.com/
0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Video Credit: Wochit News - Published
News video: Buffalo Wild Wings Fires Group Of Employees After Discriminatory Incident

Buffalo Wild Wings Fires Group Of Employees After Discriminatory Incident 00:32

Buffalo Wild Wings fired a group of employees for discrimination in a location in Napervill, Illinois. A group of people trying to eat at the establishment claimed their party was asked to move. According to Business Insider, the move was requested in order to accommodate a “racist” regular. The...

You Might Like


Related videos from verified sources

Burlington Buffalo Wild Wings Holding Ryan Baldera Fundraiser [Video]

Burlington Buffalo Wild Wings Holding Ryan Baldera Fundraiser

Proceeds will benefit the late manager's son.

Credit: WBZ CBS Boston     Duration: 00:33Published
After General Manager's Death, Burlington's Buffalo Wild Wings Reopens [Video]

After General Manager's Death, Burlington's Buffalo Wild Wings Reopens

Ryan Baldera was on the minds of staff and customers alike.

Credit: WBZ CBS Boston     Duration: 02:08Published
Civil Rights Leaders Call For Overhaul Of Buffalo Wild Wings After Racist Incident [Video]

Civil Rights Leaders Call For Overhaul Of Buffalo Wild Wings After Racist Incident

At a news conference Saturday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson along with other civil rights leaders called for change within the Buffalo Wild Wings company.

Credit: CBS 2 Chicago     Duration: 00:50Published

Tweets about this