adidas bag BoycottHoustons restaurant protest
Within the last week, allegations of discrimination by the chain have spread via social media. and Hip Hop: Atlanta star Deb Antney, who is also a music manager and the mother of rap star Wacka Flock Flame, and actress Ernestine Johnson have both said that the restaurant has refused to sit their large group.
The BoycottHoustons social media campaign is urging customers to boycott all the Houston’s restaurants.
The restaurant issued a statement on its Instagram page saying,
We have employed a diverse, hard working staff serving Atlanta similarly diverse clientele for many years. Charges of discrimination are not only unfounded but are an intentional manipulation using social media. Our policies and guidelines apply equally to everyone. Our restaurants are not set up to accommodate large groups, with only a limited number of tables that can accommodate large parties together. Our Houston in Atlanta recently instituted a policy whereby large parties of 7 or more will not be split into separate groups at different tables, which means that larger groups may not be able to dine with us at certain times. We decided to close our Lenox Houston today from the anticipation of protests and threats made against the restaurant and staff members. We will always choose the side of caution when it comes to protecting our valued staff and guests.