Cancer Patient Wears Beanie, Gets Tossed from Morton's Steakhouse

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It didn't involve a racist note on a receipt, but another unfortunate situation went down inside a restaurant last week.

Robert Chambers was enjoying a holiday party with co-workers at Morton's Steakhosue in Nashville when he placed a wool beanie on his head toward the end of the meal.

When asked by a manager to remove the item, Chambers explained he needs the extra warmth because he's a cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy.

But Fox 17 reports this didn't satisfy the manager, who said Chambers should have brought a doctor's note and/or called ahead to be seated privately.

Angry words were exchanged between Chambers' wife and the manager, with the party storming out to leave and the manager actually calling police over the incident.

As you might expect, witnesses posted what they saw on Facebook and Yelp, with a social media firestorm prompting an apology from Tim Whitlock, Sr. V.P. Operations & C.O.O. Morton's The Steakhouse.

"There was a complete and total misunderstanding by our staff who had no idea that our guest had a medical condition. Our actions were uninformed and our intentions were not malicious," said Whitlock.

Morton's has also agreed to donate all $2,000 from Chambers' work party bill to St. Jude Hospital and Chambers wrote on Facebook that this apology and this action is sufficient.

"It's about empathy and how people are treated regardless of the situation," he says.


never ever go there again!!!


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What's wrong with this manager


We went to Mortons with a friend who is black and they sat us ALL the way by the back I have never been so embarrassed to bring a person of color in public . Colored, it's what's for dinner


...........this is not america.


Went to a party at Morton's in New Orleans with a friend who has severe rheumatoid arthritis and must wear special shoes with braces built into them. Morton's manager told her she wasn't up to the dress code and that she could be seated at the bar but not in the restaurant. Our entire party of about 20 people got up and walked out. Morton's has issues. They should be ashamed.


What has happend to human kindness