Steakhouse Apologizes

December 18, 2013 by · Comments Off on Steakhouse Apologizes 

Steakhouse Apologizes, A Morton’s Steakhouse in downtown Nashville has been forced to apologize after one of its waitresses demanded that a man battling cancer remove his hat while at the restaurant.

Over the weekend, Robert Chambers took his employees to the steakhouse for a holiday dinner. As the group of 14 settled up the $2000 tab, Chambers, who is undergoing chemotherapy, was told he was not allowed to wear a beanie to cover his head because it violated the restaurant’s dress code, reports Fox affiliate WZTV. Chambers says he wore the hat to prevent from getting cold, a side effect of his treatment.

Chambers says he was approached by a manager who told him he should bring a doctor’s note or call ahead so that he could be seated in a private dining area.

Witnesses say Chambers took off the hat, but his coworkers quickly came to his defense. Ultimately the police were called in to deal with the dinner party.

Metro Police spokesman Don Aaron confirmed that at about 9:30 p.m., a manager flagged down two police officers and asked them to help get a group to leave the restaurant, reports the Tennessean.

The incident naturally created a firestorm on social media.