A Restaurant That's Named Turkey Leg Hut Implemented A Dress Code Policy And It's Not Going Over Well
Critics said the new dress code is "anti-Black."
July 06, 2021 at 10:10 pm
Houston restaurant Turkey Leg Hut is under fire for their new dress code policy which prohibits wave caps, du-rags, baggy clothing and more in an effort to maintain a “family-friendly” environment.
Initially, Turkey Leg Hut uploaded their original dress code to Instagram but was met with harsh criticism. They eventually uploaded a revised version to both their Facebook and Instagram accounts.
“Please know that we are a family friendly restaurant that serves all ages from children to adults daily and putting this dress code in place was necessary to ensure that all parties from our guests to our staff are dressed appropriately when in our establishment,” the restaurant wrote in a Facebook post.
“Unfortunately, due to the attire of some guests, we were forced to put this new policy in place as we remain committed to ensuring all guests are comfortable while visiting us,” their statement continued. “We are not a club, we are a family friendly restaurant and will continue to maintain our standards as we welcome everyone to the Turkey Leg Hut!”
According to the policy, patrons are not allowed to wear excessively revealing clothing, no obscene language or baggy clothing, no house attire such as wave caps, du-rags and house shoes, no exposed underwear garments and no swimsuit attire.
The Black-owned restaurant has received mixed reviews about their new grooming mandate, with some people calling it “anti-Black.”
“Sounds anti-Black to me but okay. (And yes, I know they’re Black owned.) I said what I said,” a Facebook user wrote in the comments.