Sueretta Emke said she was dining with her family at a Golden Corral in Erie, Pa. when a manager said her crop top was too inappropriate and some customers had complained. Asked what was inappropriate about her outfit, Emke said the manager couldn’t answer.
Emke wrote on Facebook that the manager’s request probably had more to do with her not being thin, “so it’s not considered sexy.” She said she had seen “people in there wearing less and nothing is said to them.”
“How can you not have a dress code but then make one up for certain customers if another customer complains? That’s not ok. It is discrimination,” Emke said. “And if you are okay with that, where are you going to draw the line?”
Emke told Yahoo Lifestyle she reached out to the regional training manager, who “apologized profusely.” He reportedly told Emke he planned to implement sensitivity training and hire more female managers. Emke said she plans to never wear the crop top again.
“We strive to make all of our guests feel welcome and comfortable, but it appears we didn’t meet the mark in this situation,” said Golden Corral in a statement when reached for comment by Fox News. “While we don’t offer specific guidelines on attire for our franchise locations, it is never our intention to offend anyone. We are grateful the issue was brought to our attention because it represents an educational opportunity and a chance to make amends with a guest we disappointed.”