A Cracker Barrel restaurant in Connecticut faced backlash when a customer noticed what looked like “nooses on the ceiling.” The restaurant issued an apology for the decorations, explaining that the items were not actual nooses but wrapped cords used as decor. However, the chain admitted it was unacceptable that the resemblance was overlooked before display.
Twitter user Alfonso Robinson posted images, questioning the noose-like decorations. Cracker Barrel responded that the cord was part of an antique soldering iron exhibit.
The restaurant swiftly removed the item. Activists had a productive talk with the manager, acknowledging that perspectives differ based on experiences.
While some users urge a comprehensive decor review, Cracker Barrel emphasized its commitment to inclusivity and the removal of the mistaken display. They acknowledged the need for better scrutiny in the future.
The incident emphasizes the importance of sensitivity and awareness in decor choices, ensuring they uphold a welcoming environment for everyone.