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Posted: October 01, 2017

Customer accuses Denny's waitress, manager of racism in viral Facebook post


Customer accuses Denny's waitress, manager of racism in viral Facebook post
EMERYVILLE, CA - FEBRUARY 03: Denny's customers wait in line to get a free breakfast February 3, 2009 in Emeryville, California. People lined up at Denny's across North America today for a free Grand Slam breakfast given away between 6am and 2pm at over 1,500 Denny's restaurants in the US, Puerto Rico and Canada. The promotion was announced during a Super Bowl commercial. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

By Maggie Wilson,


A customer called out a waitress and manager at the Federal Way, Washington, Denny’s online Thursday after what he called a racist incident

The customer, Palmer L. Pellham, said he watched as a waitress and her manager targeted a group of young African-American men, asking them – and only them – to pay for their food in advance. 

Pellham narrated the incident in a Facebook post that he made public and which was then shared more than 32,000 times.

>> See the post here

Please take a minute to read and repost this.

Posted by Palmer L. Pellham III on Thursday, September 28, 2017

Pellham said the group of young men had to wait about 10 minutes before they were seated, though the restaurant was empty. 

“The server comes out … and walks over to the young men’s table with their order slips,” Pellham writes. “She then asks for them to pay before the cook will prepare their food.” 

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Pellham said the waitress told the group she had several people order food and leave without paying, so her manager said she had to have them pay in advance

Pellham told the group of men to ask the manager why they were asked to pay in advance when Pellham and Pellham's wife, Esther, were not.

Denny’s officials wrote on the chain's Facebook page early Saturday morning, condemning the incident and saying the employees involved had been fired after a swift investigation. 

>> See the post here

We are deeply disappointed and outraged by the situation that took place at our independently-owned franchise restaurant...

Posted by Denny's on Saturday, September 30, 2017

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