Most people are really happy about the current trend to put bacon in every food item, but do you know who isn’t? Vegetarians, vegans, and people whose religions prohibit them from eating pork. Like the Muslim woman who ordered her Cobb salad without bacon, please, and claims that she ended up with bacon crumbles in her straw, instead.
Having lunch with a friend, she noticed that the server wasn’t being very friendly. “Me and my friend were like, ‘Let’s be extra nice to him, because maybe he’s not comfortable with us because we’re Muslim,” she told TV station WFAA. That server disappeared and someone else waited on them for the rest of the lunch.
As she left, the woman claims that someone offered her a to-go refill of her drink. That was a first, and she thought the restaurant was just being generous. Nope: she took a sip, and there were bacon pieces in her straw. As a convert 6 years ago from Christianity, she’s had bacon before. Also, bacon straws aren’t actually a thing. Yet. (Give it time.)
She went back to the store to complain, and the manager didn’t take her seriously. “Our wait staff does not have access to the kitchen and they wouldn’t do that on purpose,” she was told. The manager took the cup from her, so she no longer has evidence of the alleged prank.
TGI Friday’s is, of course, taking it very seriously. In a statement, they said:
We take this matter very seriously, as it would represent a gross violation of our values and the promise we make to each of our guests. We have been in contact with the guest, and we are working with her to investigate. We will take any appropriate actions necessary based on the findings.
She received an apology call from a company executive last night, and the company is still investigating the incident.