Chris Rock’s mother Rose had an unfortunate time at a Cracker Barrel restaurant along the South Carolina coast.Â Â Rose was seated at the Southern restaurant, but ignored for more than half an hour before she was even attended to by a waiter.Â
Rock says she intends to sue the Lebanon, Tennessee-based company, while a Cracker Barrel spokeswoman said the restaurant chain was researching the complaint & taking it allÂ “very seriously.”
In the past the Cracker has faced several lawsuits over complaints of refusing to serve black customers, being discriminatory against minority workers and showing gay employees to the door (with a swift kick).
Rose was with her 21-year-old daughter when the incident occurred, she stated that when she asked the manager about the delay in service, he only said they could have their meals on the house.
Rock says, “He never called over the waitresses and asked, `Why did these people sit here for an hour without service?”
“The only thing he said was we could have a free meal and neither of us wanted to eat.”
The Reverend Al Sharpton (you knew he’d been in here someplace) will join Rock today in South Carolina to announce that Sharpton’s Action Network will be financing the discrimination lawsuit.
I’m getting reports from all over the country about Cracker Barrel,” Sharpton said Tuesday.
“When people are talking about there is no more discrimination, a lot of it is because they are not following this stuff up,” Sharpton said.
Well, it looks like Rose has a good case & we wish her luck in her pursuit.