A nationwide restaurant chain is accused of "racial profiling" after a manager called the cops on a black sorority party Tuesday to ensure they paid their bill, according to a report.
The group of roughly 40 Delta Sigma Theta members — which included a doctor and a judge — had to wait nearly half an hour for their bill at a Cleveland-area Bahama Breeze restaurant, according to Cleveland.com.
When one woman threatened to leave if the bill wasn’t presented, a manager called police and had them remain at the eatery until the sorority party members all settled their tabs. The woman never left, and everyone paid their share.
“Police were standing there to make sure everyone paid, which we felt was racial profiling,” said Chante Spencer, who was among the 40 party-goers.
“You cannot make assumptions that people are going to commit a crime based on how they look.”
Cops arrived at about 8:30 p.m. and stayed for about an hour, but they did not take any action against the group members.
The restaurant chain’s parent company Darden Restaurants served up a mea culpa after social media fallout.
“We clearly fell short of delivering great service, and we’ve invited the guests back in order to provide an exceptional Bahama Breeze experience,” Darden spokesman Rich Jeffers told Cleveland.com.