My son is a cook at this new franchise, and he calls it the best job he’s ever had. Except for one problem. Almost as soon as the restaurant there was one cook was belligerent, lazy, and finally, dangerous. This cook man assaulted another cook, then brandished a large knife and threatened the other cooks. At first, the owner said he would fire the man after payday. Then he said he was afraid of being accused of discrimination. Now this man is back in the kitchen and I feel that anyone, of any race, should lose their job after threatening a coworker, especially while waving a knife at them.
I know that in the past Dennys was accused of discrimination, but clearly this is not the case here. As scared of being accused of discrimination as this owner is, he needs to be more worried about letting this violent individual stay employed there. I can tell you, as a multi-racial individual my son could care less what color the man is, he just wants to know that the people he works with aren’t going to snap at any minute. As his mother, I can tell you if this man assaults my son, I will sue this franchise owner. I will sue Dennys as well. There’s a reason he’s so scared to fire him, and it doesn’t take a genius to put two and two together.
The past problems of discrimination makes me believe that it’s a little talked of rule of thumb given to owners, to keep Dennys out of the news. But this is a dangerous man. Now that he knows he can do that without consequences who knows how far he will push the envelope next.