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RACISM ROW: Police called to Garston TGI Fridays over alleged discrimination

 Published on: 2nd March 2022   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Police attended a scene at the Garston TGI Fridays restaurant on Wednesday, February 16 after an argument ensued following a guest accusing the staff of racial discrimination.

10 people were refused entry for the restaurant, with the group stating that they had previously been told they didn’t need to pre-book.

One of the group went back to his vehicle and then booked a table through his phone. When he returned, he claimed that he was still rejected whilst other groups were allowed in having done the same thing, eventually leading to a row.

A spokesperson for Hertfordshire Constabulary said: “Police were called at around 2.40pm on Wednesday 16 February following an incident at TGI Friday’s restaurant in St Albans Road, Watford.

“It was reported that a verbal altercation had occurred between members of staff and a large group of customers who were unable to be seated. Officers attended and the group left the premises without incident. No offences were reported.”

A spokesperson for TGI Fridays said: ““We can confirm that there was an incident at our Watford North restaurant last week which involved a group of guests being abusive and aggressive towards our team members.

“As a result of the guests refusing to leave and our team members feeling threatened, we called the police, who subsequently escorted the guests off the premises. The incident was categorically not racially driven.”

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