A Waffle House restaurant in Orlando that had a history of racial discrimination is closing its doors
Waffle Houses are known for their colorful decor and colorful menu, but in 2016, the owners of a Waffle house in Orlando took it to a whole new level.
The owners of the restaurant, the Dixie Bistro, filed a lawsuit alleging that the owners discriminated against African Americans in hiring, promoting, and firing employees and that they had violated the Equal Employment Opportunity Act.
The lawsuit alleges that the restaurant discriminated against blacks and Hispanics and discriminated against them because they were younger, less educated, or of lower socioeconomic status than white employees.
The Dixie owners claim that they are being fired for being more “creative,” because they are offering more diverse menu items, which are typically dominated by white items.
The WaffleHouse owner’s lawsuit, filed in Orlando’s 11th Judicial District Court, seeks unspecified damages and an injunction preventing Wafflehouse from continuing to discriminate against African American and Hispanic employees and customers.
The restaurant was set to open in December 2019.
Wafflehouses in Orlando, FL, filed their lawsuit on behalf of all the customers and employees at the Dixies restaurant in December 2018, and they are now in mediation with the owner of the DIXIES restaurant, who is also in mediation.
The court documents include the following claims: “The Defendants’ discriminatory actions in hiring and promotion of WaffleHouses employees and employees of the WaffleShops and WaffleMart, the restaurant’s promotional materials, and in-store promotions have created a hostile and hostile work environment for African Americans, Hispanics, and other non-Whites.
The Defendants have denied their employees equal employment opportunity and are liable for damages to employees, WaffleShop employees, and Wailys customers and customers’ property.”
In a statement released on Sunday, the Waffles said, “The Waffle Shack, as the nation’s premier Waffle Shop, is committed to ensuring that all our Waffle Hut customers are treated with the respect and dignity they deserve.
We have made significant progress since our last suit and we continue to take this case seriously.
We intend to fully cooperate with the parties and will vigorously defend ourselves and our customers against these baseless and unlawful claims.”
The Waffles also said, in a statement to WaffleSource, that the lawsuit “is without merit.”
The Dixie owners’ lawsuit has been filed in the Orlando District Court.
Waffles owner in mediation Waffle owners are also in the mediation process with the Wixys owner in order to resolve the allegations made in the lawsuit.
Wixy’s has already settled the lawsuit and will no longer have to pay for damages.
Wax, Wixes attorney, said that they will seek to settle this case “in good faith.”
Wixies is an American restaurant chain.
WakingTimes.com contacted the Wax and Wixos owners in response to their statement, but did not receive a response at the time of publication.
WIXY’S has been a national chain for more than 30 years and has more than 500 locations in 25 states and in territories of the United States, including Puerto Rico.
The company has been the subject of numerous investigations, including one from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Justice Department in 2016.