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Woman With Special-Needs Group Says They Were Kicked Out Of Buffalo Wild Wings For Disabilities

by Kat Manos
Kat Manos is an Associate Editor who loves arguing about indie rock, classic literature, and "Star Wars."

Harley White is a caretaker in the Stillwater area of Oklahoma. She works with clients who are disabled and have special needs. Occasionally, she likes to take them out to a restaurant for a meal.

But one stop at a Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant recently turned into a disaster for Harley and her clients.

Harley is claiming that they were turned away from a BWW location in Stillwater because of discrimination, despite the group having already eaten there a dozen times before.

“And I talked to the general manager,” Harley explained to the local news station, “and I asked her, ‘What’s the issue? Why can’t we come in and eat?'”

When Harley asked the manager, “Are you denying service to special-needs people?” she maintains that the manager replied: “Yes.”

Obviously, Harley and her clients were devastated. “One of my clients was visibly upset. He was so excited to go, and when we were leaving, I saw he was crying.”

Oklahoma’s News 4 station decided to get involved and reach out to not only that local Buffalo Wild Wings, but the franchise owners, who issued the following statement:

“The Stillwater Buffalo Wild Wings franchise takes the safety of our Guests seriously and as a result had to deny a special request made as it was in violation of fire code. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.”

Harley doesn’t believe her group would’ve violated any fire code by eating in the restaurant and is disappointed by their response. How do you feel about it?

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