PARMA, OH (WOIO) –
A local comedian said he was kicked out of the Parma Olive Garden after he asked for a new server. Ricky Smith said he only asked for a new server when the black server said she doesn’t like serving black people.
Olive Garden released the following statement regarding the situation:
Our number one goal is to create a welcoming environment for every one of our guests each day. We take these allegations seriously, and discrimination of any sort will not be tolerated in our restaurants.
Olive Garden’s executive vice president of Operations has reached out to Mr. Smith to personally apologize and invite him back to our restaurant to make things right. The employees involved have been placed on leave pending the outcome of our investigation.
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