A San Francisco restaurant that calls itself a protected area for individuals of colour has apologized after refusing to serve armed cops in uniform as a result of they made the employees “uncomfortable.”
Hilda and Jesse introduced on Instagram that the restaurant politely requested three SFPD officers to depart the premises on Friday as a result of “their multiple weapons.” The put up stated the restaurant was grateful for the division’s work and that they’d welcome anybody in regulation enforcement off-duty and with out weapons.
On Twitter, co-owner Rachel Sillcocks requested for understanding partially as a result of the eatery is a haven for queer and BIPOC individuals. However SFPD Chief William Scott responded with a rebuke. He tweeted that the department encourages officers to patronize companies they are sworn to protect, and that he discovered the restaurant’s motion disappointing and discouraging. He added that he believes nearly all of San Franciscans “welcome their cops.”
The restaurant additionally acquired a spate of unhealthy critiques on Yelp, in addition to social media backlash, SFGate reported. On Sunday, it responded with one other Instagram put up apologizing.
“We made a mistake and apologize for the unlucky incident,” Sillcocks and co-owner Kristina Liedags Compton wrote on Instagram.
“These are annoying instances ― and we dealt with this badly,” the assertion concluded.
As of Monday morning, the restaurant’s Yelp page carried an “uncommon exercise alert” to point that shopper critiques might mirror opinions on the restaurant’s motion, quite than the eating expertise. All critiques had been quickly disabled.