Morton apologized this week following the steakhouse allegedly telling a cancer victim that he can’t wear his beanie in the restaurant because it violates their clothing policy. After a waitress ordered a man fighting cancer to take off his hat in front of his friends while dining, Morton’s Steakhouse gave an official sorry for the ordeal after it become the source of a heated, national debate. Fox News shares this Tuesday, Dec. 17, the disturbing details surrounding the man’s troubled account during a night out on the town.
While Morton apologizes for the incident, the popular steakhouse also took to their official Twitter page to let concerned customers know that they were looking into the incident, and how to prevent such a situation in the future. The restaurant in question occurred in downtown Nashville, after a female waitress asked a male patron (a cancer victim wearing a beanie on his head) to take it off as part of proper dress code.
The man in question is Robert Chambers, who was taking some of his employees out this week for a winter dinner at Morton’s Steakhouse. While the rather large dining group of 14 sat up for a joint meal that cost over $2,000, Chambers was suddenly told to take off his usual beanie. The guest was in the middle of chemotherapy, and was said to be wearing the hat not to cover the potential loss of hair, but because his head got very cold due to the treatment.
“Chambers says he was approached by a Morton’s manager who told him he was sorry, but he should bring a doctor's note or call ahead so that he could be seated in a private dining area. Witnesses say Chambers took off the hat, but his coworkers quickly came to his defense, causing a serious argument. Ultimately, local Nashville police were even called in to deal with the dinner party.”
Officers confirmed that they were called in by management to take the angry customers out of the restaurant. The Morton apologizes incident soon went viral online, and sparked a heated debate among people who felt that there should have been an exception made on the dress code policy for the cancer victim.
"I will never step foot in this establishment along with everyone else who was a part of our party. And we will spread the word of this terrible treatment until an apology is received. Unacceptable to say the least," one witness named Ashly posted on Yelp.
Morton’s soon offered a formal apology to the man, saying sorry for the head-shaking incident. Chambers even took to his Facebook page in order to personally accept the steakhouse’s apology.
"He was very apologetic and we had a good discussion. End result, Morton's will make a donation in the amount of our check to St Jude's Children's Hospital. Apology accepted time (to) be on. I have more important things to fight than Morton's."