Woman from Wild Wings Contacts Radio Facts, States Black Patrons Asked to Leave for Several Reasons

by Kevin Ross - Posted Monday, August 26th, 2013. Category: URBAN

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Anonymous Woman1 300x257 Woman from Wild Wings Contacts Radio Facts, States Black Patrons Asked to Leave for Several ReasonsA woman contacted Radio Facts who works at the Wild Wings restaurant that asked the black patrons to leave. and asked that we allow her to be anonymous. She states there are several reasons the group was asked to leave (below)  Radiofacts.com,

You’re only getting one side of story here. I work at the restaurant and your representation of the events is way off base. The group was being loud and obnoxious to both customers and staffers. They kept complaining about their long wait and were talking about how “whitey” was able to get seated, but they were not. The problem was that they had a large group and insisted on sitting next to each other. We only had one area that could accommodate their large group and the patrons in that area were not done. So yes, some “whities” were able to be seated before them, but only because they were going to a different area. We also seated non-whites in other areas too…They made this a racial issue before anything. One of the guests also insulted a deaf white girl because she didn’t respond to one of them telling her to move (she was deaf and didn’t hear them) They were also all standing in the middle of the walk way, making it difficult for customers to leave. We asked them if they could move over, but they said they can stand wherever they want, and if we wanted them out of the way then we should seat them. The customer that was offended was offended by a particular individual’s constant uses of the word “n*gger” When asked to stop, he threw out a long string of racial epithets against one of my co-workers. See the original story here

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311 comments

  1. db

    How do we know that this woman is telling the truth? Why didn’t the restaurant state that the group was unruly if this is true?

    • Anonymous

      how do we know the others were telling the truth? Number one, this story makes more sense…there were other blacks in the restaurant, if it was racial why did they allow them to stay?….maybe because they weren’t showing their ass.

  2. KJ

    LOL I am afro american and somehow I believe the white version of the story. Nope I am not a sell out I just think we as blacks feel entitled and blame lot of stuff on others. Me personally I am not waiting to hours to have dinner with Obama. Let alone a Wing spot. :)

  3. KINGPIN

    KJ I am also Afro-American and I totally totally 100% agree with you man!!!! I have seen this too many times for myself and I have asked staff not to seat those people near me! Its not the color that I don’t want next to me its the ignorance!

  4. vamospj

    one like me i refuse to wait for even 1 hour just to be sited for what? excuse me no, nada not me. It does not matter what it is, please my brothers and sisters start cooking your own meals, it better or order and pick up, is cozier at home anyway , it does not matter how small it is as long as is family we can do it. So please stop complaining and stop patronizing these restaurant and businesses that threat us folks like crap and does you no good anyway full of crease and salt and sugar. I think it time we open up our own and patronize our own brothers and sisters. we are making everybody else rich while we struggles because we want quick fix.
    What they did was not right it was wrong, and i am screaming and kicking wrong not in the 20st century anyway, but it should open up, and make us smart. if all our brothers and sisters boycotts these places you will see how things are going to change. everywhere. Think as one and see what happens.

  5. Lamaj

    “Whitey?” I don’t know one black person that uses that term in describing white people. They would be called ni99a before “whitey.” And If this group behaved the way that this “anonymous” person say they were, why didn’t they get even louder and more obnoxious when they were asked to leave? You have 25 people being loud and obnoxious while waiting and then they get polite and orderly when they are asked to leave? It just don’t add up. If they were loud and obnoxious like some of the people I know, police would’ve been needed when they were asked to leave, cause loud and obnoxious people usually get stupid and violent when they are angry. Now I’m not saying that a few weren’t loud and using ni99a while conversating with each other cause that’s how some of us talk; but the whole group?

  6. terell

    As much as I have been to Wild Wings in North Charleston, SC, I knew that didn’t sound right! I love that place, but what 2-hours for food, not me! I too believe this version because I have seen it over and over; especially at The Cheese Cake Factory! I think its wrong to make them out to be racist when they aren’t. That’s what’s really sad because some of us would just automatically take their word and run with it before hearing all the facts….. It’s all on facebook which is wrong. Don’t try and bring down Wild Wings for your ignorance. SUPPORTING WILD WINGS!!

    • YT

      Some of us are worldly enough that we’ve heard blacks cry wolf before. Playing the race card is such a normal way to deal with things for some folks, that the rest of us are not surprised. For instance, if Al Sharpton told me the sky was blue, I would have to consult an expert.

      • Anonymous

        your claim of “I am not a racist” begs me to question your veracity. Just by saying you voted for Obama tells me you judge not by the content of their character , but the color of their skin. Surely you knew Obama has no character

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  8. blue

    The group should release the tape they must have if their account of events is true. They said they were kicked out because one member of the group began taping. If that is true, then some, maybe all, of the “being asked to leave” part of the evening is on video. The group has that video. They are obligated to share that with everyone, because it likely will be decisive in arriving at the truth. They have a duty to release it. The longer they keep it hidden, the less believable they are.

  9. chaya

    When will some black people learn? Being loud, insulting and obnoxious does not get you good service or leave a good impression on others. They need to practice basic good manners when in a public place.

  10. grace

    I find it hard to believe a co-workers version of events especially when that person doesn’t have the guts to back it up with her/his name but opting to stay anonymous. Makes one wonder why why why??????. Regardless Wild Cafe only responded after the complaint about being refused service was posted on facebook which doesn’t give a good look for them. I say boycott this cafe can’t believe a group of 25 who had been there before without causing any problems was refused service because 1 repeat 1 white person felt threatened by their presence, well let that 1 white person make up for 25 people who weren’t there for a free meal all i can say 25 customers who won’t be spending their money at this place anymore. Rot in hell Wild Cafe from New Zealand.

    • Will

      Grace;

      The cafe responded via Facebook because that is where the corporate offices found out about it. It seems the Manager of the cafe spoke with the party at the time of the problem and asked them to leave. Had the party not posted this incident to FB than the corporate offices would never have known. IOW, your assumptions lack pretty basic logic.

      I would suggest the individual worker in this story wishes to remain unknown because the corporate offices have already replied and as a worker they are not allowed to talk to the press. These are pretty simple PR rules and part of HR requirments for a job. IOW, if your not a PR person you have no right to talk to the press as a rep. for the company and doing so could result in termination.

      Sadly, waiting for a long time in a popular cafe is a common thing and when you have a large group it is better to call ahead or opt for another location – although chances are you will have to wait at that place. I have been in groups that have waited for 45 min to 1 hr at the Olive Garden, Tony Pako’s, BWW and TGIFridays among others and not once was that group 25 people.

      Neither you nor I were present and while you take the account of the party as gospel and dismiss the employee, I actually think the truth is somewhere inbetween. As the party admits they had been in the cafe before it seems they had no problems in the past. Therefore what was the difference? Oh, yes, they had a group of 25 that wanted to sit together. That is a tall order for any establishment and would require waiting. I was once in a Texas Roadhouse and waiting with my wife when a group of 8 or 10 people who had been waiting became upset that they were being “ignorned”. The manager explained to them – where everyone could hear – that he could seat them near the bar but they objected and that the only booths large enough to hold them were occupied and if they would like to wait they could but that was all he could offer. They became upset and began accusing him of ignoring him. He tried to say, “no”, I just don’t have an area to seat you. After more heated words he asked them to leave and apologized that they were unhappy. He even offered them coupons for a free entrie which they took after calling him an “a**hole”. And, oh, the group was not black but a mixture of college students from UofM. It happens, relax.

      What if the party was loud? What if the party did make fun of or demean a deaf patron? What if the party was using the word n***a and it made others uncomfortable? As someone who has managed a bar, I can tell you that I have had to have conversations with patrons about language, tone (please lower your tone) and on making fun of other patons. It is never easy or fun to do this but it is necessary as no patron is more important than another and once you ignore mistreatment or foul language you will drive away more patrons than you attrached – no matter how good your food / drink maybe. It just could be possible that this is what happened.

      Assuming you could be from the US but now in NZ, I would like to add that racisim isn’t the grand issue in the US that it is made out to be. Consider that we have a black president (twice elected), Minorities sitting on the SCOTUS, 436 black and minority elected officals throughout America (at current count), not to mention the minorities in the world of sports / entertainment and education that are flat out “rockstars”. Are some people “racist” in America? Sure – but then again, please tell me a Country in the world as diverse as America that has elected as many minority candidates or has as diverse an offering in entertainment, sports and education. The truth is – this can’t be done as no other majority “white” country has and equal record on electing minorities than does America. France, UK, Canada, Germany, Spain or even your home of NZ – nope. So please, don’t always assume something is about “race” just because someone communicates that was they way they “feel”. They have a right to “feel” that way but not a right to thier own “facts”.

      H

  11. Toby Waller

    Perhaps you colored folks would be more comfortable if you started your own restaurants and patronized them instead!

    • ANNY

      Maybe if you would educate yourself you would know that this restaurant is owned by A BLACK man… Grow up and stop showing your ignorance.

  12. When my friend first told me this story,i very skepical.Ive been to wild wings,staff have always been friendly and very professional.I told my friend..that I found the story hard to believe.And that there had to be more to the story.I told her about the time I was with my family ay Dennys Rest.and this group of young black men.Sat next to us and began cursing and dropping the N”word.I could see my wife and son were upset.So I asked for some respect for my family.I got it”but it really could have gotten ugly……and im a black man!

  13. real deal

    WHY IN THE HELL WOULD A WORKER REVEAL THEMSELVES WHEN THEY HAVE TO WORK THERE AND WOULD HAVE TO DEAL WITH EVERY IGNORANTTHUG FROM CHARLESTON COMING BY THEIR JOB THREATENING THEM? USE YOUR HEAD GRACE. WHAT YOU NEED TO PROTEST IS THE BLACK ON BLACK KILLINGS ALMOST EVERY NIGHT. NO ONE SAYS ANYTHING ABOUT THAT THO

    • ANNY

      Or protest the white mothers leaving their babies in shopping carts in Wal-mart. Or White teens stealing prescription meds or using household cleaners to get high and kill them selves.

      All in all that has nothing to do with what is going on in this article.. Grow up and stop pointing fingers at one race cause one is no better than the other.. Thats the real deal

  14. oso

    KJ,and KINGPIN…Nice try “trolls”. NO self respecting person of Color would call themselves “AFRO-AMERICAN”……..not since the 70s. Nice try for a WHITE GUY!!!

    • Just a Nobody

      Are we REALLY so full of ourselves to believe that we know enough of ANY given people group to KNOW how each person in that group speaks?? S…M…H!

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