Staten Island authorities are searching for a female suspect who, according to several eyewitnesses, harassed several Popeyes restaurant staff members and damaged property. According to the police report, the woman’s violent behavior was sparked after a server told her that the menu she wanted was served at Wendy’s, not Popeyes.
Staten Island Popeyes Hit by Negative Publicity
While most of the people involved in April the 8th incident believe that it was only a random occurrence, marketing and business specialist are inclined to see a drop in sales and popularity for the US-based franchise.
Based on the police report corroborated by surveillance camera footage and eyewitnesses, the Staten Island Popeyes incident was partially fueled by a client’s unwillingness to understand that the restaurant doesn’t have a certain menu on offer.
On the 8th of April, at around 8 p.m., an African-American woman steps inside the diner and flags down a server to ask for the specific food menu. According to the staff member, the woman requested a ‘4 for $4’ menu.
For those of you unfamiliar with the offer, certain fast food locales, like Wendy’s, for example, have similar low-cost menus for customers on the run or for those who don’t want to spend more money on fast-food.
After the restaurant’s employee told the woman that her request couldn’t be fulfilled, since Wendy’s is the only restaurant with the offer, the client lost control and began harassing staff members.
Before she left the Popeyes restaurant, the woman cursed at several employees, used a Popeyes sign to hit the front door, and, for the grand finale, she smashed of the restaurant’s windows with a chair.
The Staten Island authorities are still looking for the woman described as being an African-American in her 20s, black jacket, blue jeans, and wearing a pink bandana on her head.
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