Nicole Queen never wanted the attention; only to make a simple statement on how she felt she was being treated.
A converted Muslim, she said it was supposed to be a casual lunch with a friend at TGI Friday’s at the Firewheel Town Center in Garland. She said her lunch date started with a very cold reception from the server.
“It was kind of like being taken care of behind bars,” Queen said.
She said the server was put off by a request to remove bacon from her Cobb salad because it is forbidden for Muslims to eat pork.
“Me and my friends were like, ‘Let’s be extra nice to him, because maybe he’s not comfortable with us because we’re Muslim,’” Queen recalled.
Catch more flies with honey than with vinegar, right??
By the end of the meal, she said their original waiter had stopped serving them and they were being handled by another employee.
When it came time to pay the bill, their new server asked if Queen wanted a refill on her iced tea to-go. She thought that was really odd, because she’s never been given a refill to-go for free, but thought it was the server offering a kind gesture.
Queen said when she took a sip from her iced tea in the parking lot, she noticed something was off from the very start.
She said there were pieces of bacon in her straw.
“I knew right away that that it was bacon, and I knew right away that it had been placed in my straw because that was the first thing that went into my mouth,” Queen said.
She said she remembered what bacon tasted like from before she converted. She took the cup to the restaurant manager, but didn’t feel like the manager was taking her complaint seriously.
According to the manager:
‘Our wait staff does not have access to the kitchen and they wouldn’t do that on purpose.’
How can he be so sure that one of his staff doesn’t think that all Muslim people are Al Qaeda? Did HE plant the poison pork???
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