MIAMI: Three Applebee’s employees have been fired after a black woman said she and her friend were racially profiled at an Independence, Missouri location. Applebee’s said it’s temporarily closed the location for the team to “regroup, reflect, learn and grow.”
In a Facebook post, Alexis Brison said she and her friend went to the restaurant at Independence Center Mall after shopping.
During the meal, Brison wrote an Independence police officer, mall officer, and a restaurant manager approached their table. She wrote in the post, “We were told that we were accused of eating and not paying for CHICKEN the day before (dining and dashing).”
In the video, you can hear one of the women saying multiple times to the officers and manager, “We have not been here.”
The women were eventually asked to pay their bill and leave.