Saturday, April 16, 2011

Go figure-old country store has old country ways (no more)

I was out shopping with a friend today and she told me that Cracker Barrel had a hiring policy that allowed black and homosexual employees to only work in the kitchen...
WHA? I hate hearing things like that. I feel like the list of places I boycott gets longer and longer, to the point I forget what and where I am boycotting.
SO I had to look it up. Turns out, in 2002, at the annual stockholders meeting, they rescinded the policy. Ok-how is that policy just get rescinded in 2002?

No matter what your personal beliefs, how is that not totally illegal, and just plain wrong? Nevertheless, while I know many still boycott because it ever had the policy, I am glad to know they have "changed their ways" so I can order a chicken tenderloin dinner platter while we are just passing through Oklahoma and it is the only restaurant in town.
(and no, we are not headed to OK any time soon-it's just a notion)

5 comments:

Dirt Queen said...

I guess it may have been since 2002 but I know I've had black waiters/waitresses at CB before. It is sad policies that just make you go ?!?

Amy said...

wow, and I was offended when the little golf tee game on the table called me an ignoramus...strike 2 CB!

Beth Freestone said...

I was offened at Cracker Barrel when we couldn't get any vegetables that weren't drenched in butter (for Penn who is allergice to milk!).

I'm glad they changed their policy! It is incredible to think that they had such a policy...

Lauren in GA said...

Amy's comment made me laugh.

I have heard several news storied about people getting bad service (like seated in the back and having to wait over 30 minutes) because they were black. I think Chris Rock's mother even sued Cracker Barrel becasue she felt she was treated poorly becasue she is black.

Amber Walker said...

I think Denny's also got into trouble some years ago because of similar types of policies. And BTW if you're ever driving through NC on Thanksgiving day the ONLY places open are Cracker Barrel and Waffle House.