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North Carolina Bojangles’ Manager Shut Out Trump Supporters After Rally

North Carolina Bojangles’ Manager Shut Out Trump Supporters After Rally

“It’s not all about the Bojangles’. It’s about every company and corporation that sits there and tries to tell us what we need to say, what we need to wear.”

A shift manager at a Bojangles’ in Charlotte, N.C., locked out supporters of President Donald Trump after a rally.

The Charlotte Observer reported that the manager “is no longer employed” at the restaurant.

As Furick pointed out, the rally took place at Bojangles’ Coliseum, located about 10 minutes from the restaurant.

The rally had a full audience with people watching it outside in the parking lots.

From WCNC:

To clarify, Furick said he asked people outside the restaurant why no one could get inside.

“I said, ‘Hey, why’s the door locked?’ Guy in a wheelchair says, ‘They’re not serving MAGA supporters,” Furick told WCNC Charlotte. “They had said we had trashed the place earlier.'”

As Furick looked in the restaurant, he said he only saw a small pile of debris. Furick said he made a gesture with his hand to an employee, and that’s when an employee held up his hand in a picture.

Furick believes the restaurant missed an opportunity to win over customers and make money.

“It’s not all about the Bojangles’,” he said. “It’s about every company and corporation that sits there and tries to tell us what we need to say, what we need to wear. You’re not gonna serve us? Yeah, you are, or you’re gonna get rolled over.”

Furick said he’s not going to speculate on the political views of the Bojangles’ employee, but he may be visiting other fast-food restaurants in the future.

Others have said that they will boycott the chain.

Bojangles originally said that the crowds “likely overwhelmed restaurant employees that night, which led to the doors being locked.”

The chain changed its tune on Wednesday, calling it a “bad decision:”

To all our Bojangles’ fans. An unfortunate incident happened at our store near Bojangles’ Coliseum earlier this week. A manager made a bad decision to close the dining room. We apologize. That manager is no longer employed by Bojangles’. At a different store, a customer posted a sign that is not true. We welcome ALL customers.

Then on Monday a sign appeared on a door at a Bojangles’ in Harrisburg that said employees will ask you to leave if you come in wearing Trump gear. But it was taped outside, which led some to believe the sign was a hoax.


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legacyrepublican | March 5, 2020 at 9:07 pm

That’s Mr. Bojangles to all y’all out there in cancel culture!

The Friendly Grizzly | March 5, 2020 at 9:07 pm

Now, watch. All the usual hands on hips types who comment at conservative sites will advocate boycotting the entire chain due to what a manager at one restaurant has done.

I don’t see that here, but at others.

    Katy L. Stamper in reply to The Friendly Grizzly. | March 5, 2020 at 10:49 pm

    Really? Hands on hips not a good look?


    Cancel culture for the left, but not for the right?

    “They bring a knife to a fight, we bring a gun.”

    Ring any bells?

    I’m not going to Chic-Fil-A anymore… Cut off the Salvation Army, hire a lefty for the charitable department?

    I boycott.
    Off of Netflix for years.
    Off of cable for YEARS.
    ABC News was dead for me when Peter Jennings insulted hard working American taxpayers.

    But they did fire the fellow. That helps soothe the wound.

    You say that as if we were leftists. Psst – we’re not.

inspectorudy | March 5, 2020 at 9:22 pm

These types of insults happen at many places and the way to treat them is the way it was done here. Expose them and let the corporate management take care of the problem. However, that being said, have any of you EVER heard of a conservative business turning away lefties?

Barry Soetoro | March 5, 2020 at 9:25 pm

We could use some consistency in civil rights. If Woolworth is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race at their lunch counters, Bo Jangles should not be allowed to discriminate on the basis of orderly political speech at their restaurants. Similarly, no public establishment should be able to discriminate against anyone lawfully bearing arms.

Either we have true freedom of association or uniform enforcement of access to public establishments across all types of civil rights.

    The Friendly Grizzly in reply to Barry Soetoro. | March 5, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    It was not Bojangles’ policy. It was that of a manager now fired. Ergo, there is no problem.

    One more thing: where does one find a Wollworth’s, much less one with a lunch counter?

    Katy L. Stamper in reply to Barry Soetoro. | March 5, 2020 at 10:43 pm

    I hear you, but really, I’d rather have real freedom of association, and forget just adding more layers of B.S. government-imposed thought control.

    Seriously, Land of the Free and Home of the Cowards is contradictory and really not befitting of Americans.

notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital | March 5, 2020 at 9:48 pm

Wonder if Charlotte is a sanctuary city……

“Trump Announces The Government Will Begin Withholding Federal Funds From Sanctuary Cities and States; ICE Teams Up With the Border Patrol to “Flood the Streets” of Sanctuary Cities and Arrest as Many Illegals as Possible

Would any other Republican have done this?

Answer: No, of course not. And this is why they oppose Trump….”

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital. | March 5, 2020 at 9:51 pm



    “Their cause is open borders. Always has been.

    When they say Trump is degrading our democracy, they mean: Trump is thwarting our schemes for a de facto imposition of open borders.

    When they talk about their principles, they mean: Trump is short-circuiting our plan to never permit the public to weigh in on our de facto open borders plan.

    They they talk about racism and xenophobia, they mean: Borders are racist and xenophobic and so are you, bumpkin racist. That’s why we have to covertly guide your opinions and limit the options you will be permitted to vote for in elections. We’re doing it for your own bumpkin-racist good.

    They talk and talk and talk about a lot of different things instead of the one thing actually animating them.

    Because they’re liars and always have been. And their schemes have never involved honestly advocating their agenda to the public — they can’t trust the Plebes to recognize how smart and wonderful their plans are — but always instead claiming to be vaguely in favor of ineffectual-by-design border security efforts ….instead of just stopping illegals at the border and kicking them out when they’re found to have broken the law.

    They continue …. to find exciting new ways to Con the Rubes, and convince them that this has nothing to do with open borders — it’s just that you’re a racist if you don’t support de facto open borders, with minimal-to-non-existent border enforcement and no deportations for any illegals.

    And amnesty! Lots and lots of amnesty.

Sue. And get this moron fired.

Boycott that dump till it happens.

    stevewhitemd in reply to | March 6, 2020 at 10:28 am

    The corporation says that the manager no longer works for them.

    Sue? For what? Criminy, what are you, a progressive?

    No lawsuit or boycott needed. Sunlight took care of the problem.

Also, this… while you were all distracted by the Corona Flu, and the implosion of the Democrats, DJT has confirmed 220 federal judges, including 2 supreme court judges.

    MarkS in reply to rdmdawg. | March 6, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    and Barr has indicted 8 for laundering foreign money into democratic campaigns, including Adam Schiff’s

That weak-minded, and now fired, manager was just doing what the Democratic politicians at the national level, including Barack Obama, have asked him to do.

They need a more emphatic trip to the wilderness.

Wouldn’t trust the food there. Period. Never again.

howard08817 | March 6, 2020 at 3:12 am

Trump supporters locked out tried to ask the Bojangles staff inside the restaurant why the doors were locked, but couldn’t get an answer because the restaurant staff only spoke Spanish.

“They had said we had trashed the place earlier.”

I’d have to hear a lot more about this little detail before I start slinging generalities or go into remote outrage mode.

    Lucifer Morningstar in reply to tom_swift. | March 6, 2020 at 7:25 am

    What probably happened was that like all corporations these days they had laid off and or cut staff to the point they simply couldn’t keep up with keeping the dining room cleaning duties. And then they had the nerve to blame others for the mess and inability to perform their duties properly. (You’d think that being only 10 minutes away from the stadium and a rally they’d be properly staffed for the crowds. But I doubt it.)

      Unless Bojangles is a huge exception to the rule, its stores are owned by franchisees who make all the staffing decisions for their store. It’s why despite the emphasis on consistent quality of product and service you can still have wildly varying experiences from store to store.

        Milhouse in reply to McGehee. | March 6, 2020 at 10:32 am

        According to Wikipedia while most Bojangles locations are franchised, more than 40% are company owned.

I never knew there was a Bojangles.

Antifundamentalist | March 6, 2020 at 8:50 am

Refusing service because my beliefs differ from yours… where have I heard that before? Haven’t we established that this is bona fide discrimination and grounds for a massive lawsuit?

    No, we haven’t, because it isn’t, except in the very few places where there’s a law saying so.

    The general rule is that it is perfectly legal to discriminate on any basis you like, except those specifically prohibited by law. If I recall correctly US law bans discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, disability, and age over 40. I may have forgotten one or two other grounds, but that’s it. Anything not forbidden is automatically permitted.

    It is perfectly legal under US law, for instance, to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. State and local laws often add that one to the list, but not everywhere.

    Political opinion is not on the federal list, and is not on most states’ or localities’ lists, so most businesses may turn down customers whose politics they don’t like. Those that are in places that have banned it, can’t.

I for sure would consider boycotting that store, if the manager in question still worked there.

But I live in a state that was a lock for Trump from the moment he declared for president more than a year before the 2016 election, in a county that’s even more pro-GOP than average. I very much doubt the Bojangles store hereabouts would pull a stunt like this.

They threatened to accept personal responsibility, clear their own tables, and leave the restaurant better than when they arrived.

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