McDonald's is 365 Black for a reason, just as Chick-fil-A is company predicated upon entirely different values. The Chicken Hut in Tulsa is a restaurant that all descendants of Black Wall Street can be proud of and consider the height of entrepreneurial genius now.
|$54 million lawsuit paid and Denny's can't catch a break|
The demise of Denny's illustrates the immense power that Black Run America (BRA) had over both Pre-Obama America and what constitutes the country now, for the cry of "racial discrimination" is the most powerful and damning of all and can bring people (even dead ones), institutions and corporations grovelling on their knees in repentance.
Denny's paid $54.4 million to settle a class-action lawsuit brought on by Black people intent on having the legal right to leave woeful tips free indiscriminately. Denny's attempted to shed the unfortunate image that Black people who alleged 'racial discrimination' helped manipulate and gave Black people the red carpet treatment in accordance with the rules that govern BRA:
A decade ago, the restaurant chain Denny's was nearly synonymous with racism.
Some of the restaurants were accused of making blacks prepay, not serving them as quickly as whites were served and sometimes not serving blacks at all.
In one case, black Secret Service agents assigned to protect the president said they sat unserved until the whites around them had finished eating.
What resulted was a class-action lawsuit that was settled for $54 million in 1994 and pushed Denny's to make an amazing transformation.
Today, approximately half of Denny's parent company's 46,000 employees are minorities, 11 percent of them black and 31 percent Hispanic.
Thirty-two percent of the supervisory positions are held by minorities, and for two straight years Fortune magazine has named it the "Best Company in America for Minorities."
"You will hear us all say here that that lawsuit was one of the best things to happen to Denny's," said Ray Hood-Phillips, chief diversity officer for Denny's parent Advantica Restaurant Group Inc.
"Although it was a historic low point, I think there were huge opportunities. We had no place to go but up."
As part of the lawsuit settlement, the company agreed to operate under a U.S. Justice Department consent decree and signed a Fair Share diversity pledge with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.The is the essence of Black Run America, as personified tragically in the demise of Denny's: Powerful enough to bring a lawsuit upon an entire company that operated as individual franchises and forever dragging that corporation's name into the mud. Black people can do no wrong and are always the victims of discrimination. End of story.
Through the agreement, the company increased the dollar amount of contracts with minority suppliers from zero in 1992 to $100 million a year.
That accounts for 17 percent of the company's supplier purchases.
Meanwhile, the number of black franchisees has increased from one in 1993 to 64 this year.
About 42 percent, or 450, of the company's franchised restaurants are currently owned by minorities.
Denny's became a model for diversity, putting in place a new Black-centric philosophy that was absent during the restaurants rise to national prominence:
Adamson devised a four-part strategy to put cultural diversity in motion: Loosen up the hierarchical environment; make diversity a performance criterion for all managers; require the entire staff to attend workshops on racial sensitivity; and never miss an opportunity to preach the gospel of diversity. He had been at Flagstar only three months when he got a taste of the bad old days. He declared Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a companywide holiday. (The restaurants did not close, but for the first time, office workers were given the day off.) Some employees at headquarters fired off angry E-mail messages opposing his decision and requesting another day off instead. While the messages upset Adamson, he says he is pleased to have "opened up the company enough for employees to disagree. The bad news is that we have more educating to do than we anticipated."
Racism and Denny's seemed to go hand in hand, based upon a few lawsuits filed by aggrieved Black customers upset at waiting longer for service. Perhaps if Black people tipped with greater generosity instead of maintaining a niggardly disposition, restaurant employees would be more likely to give greater service.
Denny's has been hit hard by these suits and is a company that operates with an incredible imbalance on its balance sheets. Lowering prices and giving away free food has been the operating policy of a company that has seen dramatic losses lately.
Black people got their money though, and just as they did to Shoney's, helped bring about the death of a once great brand. Cracker Barrel is next.
It is interesting to consider one parting thought though: Animal House is famous for a fictional food fight scene. In real life, Black people engaged in a food fight that made up in ferocity what the college comedy had in hilarity. This food fight was at a Denny's.
In that same movie, an immortal line that infuriates Black people is uttered at a Black club:
In the club scene, Pinto asks his date what she is majoring in, and she replies "Primitive cultures," followed immediately by a shot of African-American performer Otis Day singing a rhythm and blues song. This scene was cut in the television version.Primitive cultures is just a 365 Black thing, and any attempt to civilize Black people will only bring on "racial discrimination" suits that are lost no matter the evidence presented in the restaurants, corporations or individuals case. Just ask Omar Thornton's victims.
That is life in BRA, in a nut shell.