Cracker Barrell Only Loves "Crackers"
Chris Rock's mother, Rose Rock, is planning to sue the restaurant franchise, Cracker Barrell, because she says she discriminated due to the color of her skin. Rose and her 21-year-old daughter waited over half an hour before Rose asked to speak to the manager. She told him that she was ignored by the staff and didn't appreciate it. The manager at the South Carolina franchise offered to comp their meal. She didn't like this.
She said, "He never called over the waitress and asked, 'Why did these people sit here for an hour without service?' The only thing he said was we could have a free meal and neither of us wanted to eat."
The restaurant was filled with white folks and Rose says they all received speedy treatment.
The chain has faced allegations in the past for discrimination against blacks and gays.
A rep said, "It has always been a violation of our policies and procedures and it is neither condoned nor allowed. We do not allow the type of behavior you are describing."
Rose is working with Rev. Al Sharpton to help with her case. His organization is funding the lawsuit.