IHOP Waiter Gets Fired For His ‘Racist, Poor Choice’

An Austin, TX couple got a side of racism with their steak and eggs. While dining at Ihop, Ariana Brown noticed that her receipt said, “Blk Ppl”. Their waiter, Dwayne Williams chose to keep track of his orders amidst a busy morning by identifying the couple by their skin color. “What does this mean? Are you going to do something to my food or my card”? Brown said. Her boyfriend, Rolman Sparkman was frustrated by the situation because Williams was also African American. “People are being racist, and it’s your own people being racist toward you for no reason” he said. Ihop has since issued an apology. “This was a poor choice made by our franchisee’s team member, and is not in keeping with policies and procedures.  We recognize that it could be offensive and sincerely apologize. Everyone is welcome in our restaurants and our franchisee is using this as a teachable moment for the entire team so that it will not reoccur.” Williams has since been fired. FOX7

Airline Wants To Help You Move To Canada If Trump Is Elected

Many American’s are becoming increasingly nervous about Donald Trump’s odds of securing the Republican Party’s nomination based on his Super Tuesday election results. Google has seen an 1150% increase in the search for “How can I move to Canada”. Many of the inquires came from Massachusetts where Trump won in a landslide. Kayak is now running a promotion through March 4 where 10 U.S. residents can win $250 towards a one-way ticket to Canada. Cape Breton, an island off Nova Scotia, is also extending their hospitality to Americans. Rob Calabrese created a website designed to help increase the island’s tourism rates in the midst of the uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the election “…Women are legally able to choose an abortion, Muslim people can roam freely, and the only ‘walls’ are holding up the roofs of our extremely affordable houses” promises the island. Mashable/TIME

Restaurant Strives To Repair Their Public Image With New Campaign

Chick-Fil-A is an immensely popular fast food chain which originated in Atlanta in 1946 and now boasts nearly 2,000 locations in 42 states. The franchise has garnered it share of backlash for it’s support of the WinShape’s foundation which funds anti-LGBT rights initiatives. The brand is striving to return to family values with the use of the “Cell Phone Coop”. Suwanee, Georgia, Chick-fil-A operator Brad Williams designed a box for customers to place their cell phones in while eating so they can have a distraction free meal. If families can successfully finish their meals without using their phones, they’re rewarded with a free ice cream cone. Apparently, Americans spend nearly 5 hour per day on their phones. “We really want our restaurant to provide a sense of community for our customers, where family and friends can come together and share quality time with one another” said Williams. While the “Cell Phone Coop” isn’t a national initiative, nearly 200 independent Chick-Fil-A owners have decided to incorporate the idea into their restaurant. Inside Chick-Fil-A

NBA Owner Dies In Suspicious Car Crash After Indictment 

Billionaire entrepreneur and part-owner of the Oklahoma City Thunder, Aubrey McClendon has died at approximately 9am on Wednesday, March 2nd. The 56-year-old was the co-founder of Chesapeake Energy, a $30 billion company that attributed it’s success to the controversial practice of fracking. Less than 24 hours before his death, McClendon learned that he would be facing up to 10 years in prison after being indicted on conspiracy charges for rigging bids for oil wells. McClendon was going well above the 40mph speed limit when he crashed his car into a bridge wall and it burst into flames. He was not wearing a seat belt died at the scene. Despite the circumstances, authorities have yet to rule his death a suicide. He’s survived by his wife, Katie McClendon. CNBC


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