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Florida Denny's Apologizes After Refusing To Serve A Group Of Black Customers

By Vanessa Nix Anthony

Denny's has apologized after one of its Florida locations turned away a group of black customers at the door.  

The incident occurred last Friday at the Lake City Denny's where Elijah Henderson Jr. went to dine with about 25 members of his church and was told that the restaurant was unable to accommodate them with only one cook and a cashier. 

Henderson noted that the restaurant was packed with plenty of other people and watched as a family that arrived after him was seated. He said he felt he was being discriminated against and turned to Facebook Live to share his feelings. 

In an interview with the Jacksonville news outlet, News4Jax, he said:

Is it the color of my skin? Because everybody else was eating and drinking, and she was, like, "I am not going to be able to accommodate you all.”

The employee who turned Henderson and his party away no longer works for the chain, and Denny's was quick to issue a statement regarding the matter.

They said:

We were shocked by the unacceptable experience our guests received recently at our Lake City, Florida, location, and sincerely apologize. We simply do not tolerate discrimination of any kind in our restaurants.

Here's the scoop via Twitter: