A criminal investigation is currently underway at the Popes Louisiana Kitchen Restaurant in Missouri, where an ethnic symbol was placed on a window.
Sign Announced The restaurant was under new management and it secured the “right of white people to refuse service.”
“The restaurant is under new management and white people will reserve the right to refuse service.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
Signed, General Manager, Mason. “
Local news reporter Russell Kinsaul Took a photo As a sign and posted it on his Facebook page, where it spread rapidly.
White customers typically appear at Popes Louisiana Kitchen restaurants that serve primarily black communities.
After the sign went viral, it was removed from the window and replaced with another sign that read: “Sorry for the inconvenience. We’ll be back tomorrow for the day.”
The Popes Corporate Office has issued a statement:
“We have been notified of the situation and are investigating immediately. This type of behavior does not match the value of our brand and we take such allegations seriously. The franchisee is assisting local authorities in this ongoing investigation.”
According to Fox Affiliate KTVI – TV In St. Louis, local police believe someone may have signed a “window not knowing” window.