Cracker Barrel issues apology for noose-like decorations hanging from ceiling
"We're sorry this happened," the eatery said in a statement
Just in time for the holidays…
Cracker Barrel is known for its antique shop and home-style country food. But the company known for celebrating history took its love for the good ol’ days and antiques too far when a customer spotted a noose-like decoration hanging from its ceiling.
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“We’re sorry this happened,” explained the company in a reply to Alfonso Robinson who spotted the object at a Connecticut location. They described the piece as an “antique electric soldering iron that has an original wrapped cord that should not have been displayed,” per Today.
Robinson initially tweeted, “Someone at Cracker Barrel in East Windsor needs to explain why there are nooses on the ceiling.”
The company told Today in a statement, “While we have removed the item from this particular store, we are working with our teams to determine whether this item or others like it exist in any of our other stores, and, if so, (that they are) removed, we want to make sure our décor is welcoming and representative of the communities we serve.”
Another customer, Tamra Hawkins, went in search of the noose-like object and posted video of it to Facebook. Her caption read, “Omg!! Cracker Barrel has a noose hanging in its store 😳🥺😒 I will never eat here again!! Smfh
Look at 1:02 into the live!!, Don’t listen to me!! I missed it at first.”
She located it at a location near Hartford, Connecticut. She told NBC News she did not find the restaurant’s apology sincere.
“Honestly, I don’t accept it,” Hawkins said. “I feel like they made an excuse, instead of acknowledging that it was a noose and it was placed in the store with a lapse in judgment.”
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