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Employees of a TGI Friday’s in Garland, Texas, will undergo special training after a Muslim woman claims she found bacon in her straw earlier this month.

Nicole Queen charges that her waiter initially seemed irritated when she asked to have bacon removed from a Cobb salad she ordered. Muslims, of course, are not permitted to eat pork. Later, when another waiter later asked her if she wanted a refill of her drink in a to-go cup, she answered affirmatively.

But when Queen made it out to the parking lot, she claims she found bacon inside the straw, WFAA-TV reports. Believing that the forbidden food was intentionally placed, she confronted the manager, but left the location on the day of the incident without a resolution.
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Rather than keep quiet, Queen made the incident public, leading TGI Friday’s to officially respond and take action. The company subsequently said in a statement that it is “very sorry for her experience” and apologized that she was not treated with respect.
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Following the bacon debacle, every employee at the Garland location will now go through a special training session in an effort to discuss what happened, review the company’s values and ensure that future guests do not face the same problems.

Queen’s website describes her as a former Christian and party girl who converted to Islam. She is now an activist, photographer and public speaker. Throughout the ordeal she said she had no intention of suing TGI Friday’s and maintained that she merely wanted to right a discriminatory wrong.

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/10/14/tgi-fridays-responds-to-muslim-womans-claim-that-waiters-put-bacon-in-her-straw/

Wouldn't it have been easier to order the cobb salad without bacon?
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Wouldn't it have been easier to order the cobb salad without bacon?

She did. Asked for it to be removed - one would assume at the time of ordering, as, if it came to the table with bacon on it, she would have to request it re-made since there would be pork fat residue in the salad. Also banned.
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I wonder how many kids are being carted around in the back of her party van?
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One child - a son - and a daughter on the way. Husband is Jordanian. It was a quick check to do.
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Throughout the ordeal she said she had no intention of suing TGI Friday’s and maintained that she merely wanted to right a discriminatory wrong.
As there appears to be no proof of her allegations, a lawsuit would be ill-advised. So how else should these alleged wrongs be righted?
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One child - a son - and a daughter on the way. Husband is Jordanian. It was a quick check to do.

and thank you so very, very much for doing it for me!  What's all this then?
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and thank you so very, very much for doing it for me!  What's all this then?

I honestly don't know, old friend. If she were Jewish, would anyone be upset that she got upset at being given bacon? Or given meat on a Friday if she were a Catholic?

I reckon it was some a** of a server who didn't like the extra work involved in customizing a dish and who got some nicely petty revenge.
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I honestly don't know, old friend. If she were Jewish, would anyone be upset that she got upset at being given bacon? Or given meat on a Friday if she were a Catholic?

I reckon it was some a** of a server who didn't like the extra work involved in customizing a dish and who got some nicely petty revenge.

Oh, sorry for two unrelated sentences in the same paragraph.  The "What's all this then?" was an homage, a reference, a bon mots in thanks for your work.
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Queen’s website describes her as a former Christian and party girl who converted to Islam. She is now an activist, photographer and public speaker.


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I honestly don't know, old friend. If she were Jewish, would anyone be upset that she got upset at being given bacon? Or given meat on a Friday if she were a Catholic?

I reckon it was some a** of a server who didn't like the extra work involved in customizing a dish and who got some nicely petty revenge.

"Nicole Queen charges that her waiter initially seemed irritated when she asked to have bacon removed from a Cobb salad she ordered."

You missed my point.  Why didn't she order, "a Cobb salad without bacon?"  Sounds like she wanted to make a scene by letting the cook put it on the salad so she could complain.
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I reckon it was some a** of a server who didn't like the extra work involved in customizing a dish and who got some nicely petty revenge.

Or it never happened, or she planted the piece of bacon (if there was one).
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I reckon it was some a** of a server who didn't like the extra work involved in customizing a dish and who got some nicely petty revenge.

Or it never happened, or she planted the piece of bacon (if there was one).

That is what I think. Most likely, the waiter just got another salad. They don't remove parts of it, which I assume to be illegal, unless the waiter wore plastic gloves.

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I reckon it was some a** of a server who didn't like the extra work involved in customizing a dish and who got some nicely petty revenge.

Or it never happened, or she planted the piece of bacon (if there was one).

My first thought too.  Just because she said it happened doesn't mean it happened.   :nono:

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This story really rings false. I've waited tables before, and there are a lot of people that do these kind of things but the staff is taught that the customer is always right and to "correct" any kind of misunderstanding. Here, we'd probably have given her a new salad and comped it - the LAST thing a server would do is to get all huffy and put bacon in a straw. This story is bogus.


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