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Trump Supporters Almost Denied Service At Restaurant

| by Jonathan Constante
Shannon Riggs (left) with her cousin Lauren Wolfrey (right).Shannon Riggs (left) with her cousin Lauren Wolfrey (right).

A Virginia woman said she was discriminated against for being a Donald Trump supporter.

After attending a Trump rally in Richmond on June 10, Shannon Riggs and her cousins visited a local Cook Out for burgers and milkshakes, WTVR reported.

But when Riggs and her family walked up to the window wearing their Donald Trump shirts and hats, they were reportedly denied service.

"As soon as we got to the window, someone inside said 'Hell no! I'm not serving them,'" Riggs told WTVR.

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Riggs said the workers eventually took their orders after a few words.

"Everyone was laughing and giggling," Riggs recalled.

When one employee yelled out that an order was ready, Riggs’ cousin went to the window to pick up the food. Then the employee reportedly yelled, "Oh not for you!"

"You should not be discriminated based on who you support, whether it be Bernie, Hillary or Mr. Trump," Riggs said.

The employees continued laughing, and that’s when Riggs canceled her order and asked for the phone number to corporate. Riggs then received a full refund for her order.

"Once you witness [discrimination] first hand, it's a totally different experience," said 16-year-old Lauren Wolfrey, Riggs’ cousin. "I was in a state of shock."

Wolfrey added that she didn’t think the employees should be fired, just reminded about common courtesy.

"They had this sense of anger," she continued. "They were just really rude to us."

A Cook Out spokesperson issued the following statement:

Cook Out is, and always has been, a politically neutral company. We welcome all customers regardless of political affiliation.

Regarding the refusal of service at our Colonial Heights location, the situation has been resolved and was resolved that night per Cook Out policy.

Sources: WTVR, Richmond Sun Times / Photo Credit: Shannon Riggs via WTVR
 

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