WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- A Subway restaurant has issued an apology after a Winston-Salem family says they were racially profiled.
- The family of eight stopped to get dinner and all went well until a police officer showed up.
- The woman who called police has been put on leave for the time being.
- A spokesperson for Subway says all employees at that restaurant have been interviewed and that the investigation is ongoing.
The incident happened in Georgia as the Dobson family was traveling back to the Tar Heel State. The family of eight stopped to get dinner at the restaurant. All went well until the family was leaving and a police officer showed up.
"There's just eight men and women in a store that just got out of a van,” Felicia Dobson said. “What if several police officers came thinking this woman was in danger? And it's just us, just a regular family having dinner."
The woman who called police has been put on leave for the time being. A spokesperson for Subway says all employees at that restaurant have been interviewed and that the investigation is ongoing.
"Respect for every individual is a core value of Subway. It is our expectation and each Franchisee’s goal to make sure that every guest will always be treated with the respect and integrity they deserve. The Franchisee has personally apologized to the family and the employee in question has been placed on leave until a full review is completed," said a Subway spokesperson.
The franchisee Rosh Patel has issued a statement as well:
“I take this very seriously and I am fully investigating. I have interviewed all employees involved and will reach out to the family to offer my sincerest apology. I have also used this opportunity to reiterate to my staff the importance of making everyone feel welcome and providing great customer service,” said Rosh Patel, Subway Franchisee, Newnan, Georgia.