25 Employees Walk Out After Pennsylvania Restaurant Owner Names Drinks 'The Negro' And 'The Caucasian'
Many of the employees who expressed their frustration on social media said Hoffman wanted them to serve drinks with names such as "The Caucasian" and "The Negro."
March 10, 2023 at 8:48 pm
Dozens of employees walked out from a bar and restaurant establishment in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, after the owner created a menu that featured drinks named after racial terms.
According to the Gettysburg Times, at least 25 employees left when Donald Hoffman, owner of Mela Kitchen at Jack’s Hard Cider, decided to serve oddly named cocktails in the theatre that operates out of the same site.
Many employees who expressed their frustration on social media said Hoffman wanted them to serve drinks with names such as “The Caucasian” and “The Negro.”
“Myself and most all of my coworkers walked out on Friday due to the owner and heads of production at Jacks cider pushing for some racist cocktail names,” Emily Kate Hessler wrote on Facebook. “Despite days of efforts from upper management trying to halt this cocktail and it’s name, Friday comes and it’s time to reveal this weekends special. I made a formal complaint to upper management and notified them that if the name isn’t changed most of the scheduled staff will be walking. An email was sent to Donald informing him of our plan and his reaction was explosive.”