GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – A current member of the Green Bay Packers mentioned how a person behind the bar at a local restaurant is racist, and the restaurant responded.
Current Green Bay Packer Player Elgton Jenkins tweeted on Tuesday about a visit he had at Vintage Cantina. Jenkins also followed up by saying that it was ‘righteously my first time blatantly experiencing that bs’.
Heard good reviews about Vintage Cantina just to find out the man behind the bar is racistElgton Jenkins on Twitter
Vintage Cantina apparently posted about the incident on its Facebook page. The restaurant said it is aware of a tweet from a ‘misunderstanding’ with a guest. The incident appears to stem from Jenkins getting skipped over for other guests.
In the post, Vintage Cantina says that Jenkins had an incomplete party, and Vintage Cantina’s policy reportedly is to only seat complete parties during peak business hours.
Vintage Cantina then says that Jenkins was offered seats at the bar while the rest of the party arrived. During that time, a new complete party of five arrived and was seated.
Vintage Cantina said it welcomes an opportunity to discuss the matter further with ‘the guest’ and apologized for the misunderstanding.
The full Facebook post is below:
We are aware of a Tweet stemming from a misunderstanding with a guest. This was an unfortunate situation where a guest saw a table seated before them, and thought they were being skipped. In an effort to maximize our limited capacity in the wake of Covid, it is company policy to only seat complete parties during peak business hours. The guest in question was part of an incomplete party, (2 of 4) and was informed of the policy and offered seats at the bar while waiting for the rest of their party to arrive. In the meantime a new complete party of 5 arrived and was promptly seated. We welcome an opportunity to discuss the matter further with the guest if they wish, and apologize for the misunderstanding.Vintage Cantina
After the post by Jenkins, multiple people have left negative reviews, directly mentioning his tweet as well as other experiences.
Jenkins is an offensive lineman for the Packers, and has played three years for the team. He was a second-round draft pick out of Mississippi State. He made the Pro Bowl in 2020.
On Thursday, Jenkins tweeted that he wasn’t trying to bash Vintage Cantina, but rather shine a light on an issue with the bartender to avoid future problems. The manager at Vintage Cantina appeared to have reached out to settle the differences.
While my intentions was never to bash Vintage Cantina as a business but to shine light on an issue w/ the bartender to avoid future problems. Thanks to the manager @vintagecartina for reaching out to settle differences . Looking forward to creating a better community in GreenBay.Elgton Jenkins on Twitter
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