Food and gaming chain Dave & Buster’s has had to apologize after sending out a racially-charged tweet to promote #TacoTuesday.
On Tuesday, Dave & Busters --which has more than 70 locations in North America-- posted on this on its official Twitter feed:
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) November 18, 2014
According the restaurant's menu posted on its website, it does not serve tacos.
The backlash in the twittersphere was immediate with many calling the organization racist, others exclaiming disbelief, and some calling for the chain to delete their social media account all together.
— clarke (@radicalhearts) November 18, 2014
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) November 18, 2014
Delete Your Account @DaveandBusters
— jaromir blogr (@andymoney69) November 18, 2014
Many rallied in defense of the chain, calling others "too sensitive."
The world would be a better place if everyone who got offended by that Dave and Busters tweet would just vanish off the face of the Earth...
— Cody Baier (@LordShmeckie) November 19, 2014
— Stop Apologizing USA (@GrovelingUSA) November 19, 2014
Within an hour, Dave & Buster’s deleted the offending tweet and issued a brief apology.
We sincerely apologize for the tweet that went out today our intention was never to offend anyone please accept our apology
— Dave & Buster's (@DaveandBusters) November 18, 2014