Late on Monday night, The Cheesecake Factory responded to an alleged attack on a black Trump supporter that happened at one of their restaurants in Miami, Florida, by announcing that they have launched an investigation into the incident.
In a statement to The Daily Wire, Alethea Rowe, Senior Director of Public Relations at The Cheesecake Factory, wrote:
No guest should ever feel unwelcomed in one of our restaurants and we are taking this matter very seriously. Upon learning of this incident, we immediately apologized to the guests in person. We are conducting an investigation and will take the appropriate corrective action.
The statement from The Cheesecake Factory comes in response to an exclusive report from The Daily Wire about an alleged event that happened on Mother’s Day at their restaurant located inside Dadeland Mall.
Cheesecake Factory employees allegedly verbally attacked Eugenior Joseph, 22, and reportedly made threatening gestures toward him because he was a black man wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat, according to multiple witnesses interviewed by The Daily Wire.
Joseph says that The Cheesecake Factory has not reached out to him and did not apologize to him in person after the alleged incident happened.
Shortly after this report was published, The Cheesecake Factory announced that “the individuals involved in the incident have been suspended pending the results of our investigation.”