Chili’s Manager Booted for Taking a Veteran’s Free Meal From Him on Veteran’s Day

Army Veteran Ernest Walker (Photo: Facebook)

Army Veteran Ernest Walker (Photo: Facebook)

November 16, 2016

Written by Lorra B.

Earnest Walker, 47, and his service dog, Barack, arrived at Chili’s Grill & Bar in Cedar Hill to claim his free Veterans Day meal and what happened next is inexcusable.

According to Walker, a Chili’s customer claimed he was not ‘a real soldier’ because he was wearing his hat indoors. After being questioned Walker provided ID as well as his discharge papers.

Walker’s waiter allegedly indicated that he had been in Germany and that blacks were not allowed service there. It just so happens that Walker is a black man.

The manager of Chili’s then came to the table and told Walker that his dog was not a service dog, reported Dallas News.

Not sure exactly what was going down, Walker decided to turn his cellphone camera on.

At this point a waitress had boxed up Walker’s left-overs but the manager grabs the to-go-box and walks away from Walker saying, “You have a great day.”

What transpired Walker plastered all over Facebook. Walker wrote, “Barack had his red service vest on, and his certified service tags. I was sitting for 35 minutes prior with Barack beforehand. At this point I was grossly offended, embarrassed dehumanized and started recording.”

Watch what goes down:

The National Archives and Records Administration verifies that Walker served proudly in the Army from 1986 to 1988. He was stationed in Hawaii, 25th infantry Division.

The Mayor of Cedar Hill, Rob Franke stated:

“My concern for the veteran is paramount, but we must also consider the manager and how he can become a better person and perhaps do better the next time he is put in a difficult situation. People do best and learn the most from experience. To learn requires patience and grace, neither of which can occur in the heat of emotion, demonstration, and anger.”

Walker’s attorney, Kim Cole, stated that Chili’s called and apologized to Walker. The manager was put on leave and would not comment on the incident.

Written by Lorra B.

16 thoughts on “Chili’s Manager Booted for Taking a Veteran’s Free Meal From Him on Veteran’s Day

  1. You know, I stopped eating at Chili’s a LONG time ago…but if I still patronized them, I’d stop now. This is inexcusable. This is tragic, and Chili’s ought to be ashamed of themselves. I would boycott them (if I didn’t already do so!).

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  2. Man…that’s sad. Embarassing…I don’t know what I would do in that instance. I’ve been told I look too young to be a veteran or even too small (I use to be called Slimjim for a reason) in the past but no one has ever taken my food away. That’s just sad.

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  3. Not being snarky, but do our Vet’s always go around with their discharge papers, etc. in hand? Forgive me, but I wonder how true this is. Just because someone is wearing a particular printed t-shirt doesn’t mean they are a supporter of whatever. Could this be a set up? Anyway, the Manager certainly did not handle that properly no matter what the circumstance. I’m just getting suspicious of all this rudeness.

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    • Let me rephrase that: the mindset of what happens when scum parasite and perverts are allowed to rule and reign = trash (Garbage in Garbage out)!
      Whew! My fingers don’t want to connect to the brain some daze! ChemTrails anyone?!

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  4. This whole incident is still the mindset of some of the left since Vietnam and Hanoi Jane and her crowd… this guy should have been fired and Chili’s franchise owner in “Left stupid Mayor Burg” held accountable. That is really taking it down to the ultimate low with the hate/racist crap.

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