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Worker: Olive Garden customer in Evansville demanded and got white server

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Posted at 11:09 PM, Mar 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-05 23:09:03-05

EVANSVILLE — Olive Garden fired the manager of one of its restaurants in southwestern Indiana who was accused of complying with a white customer's demand to replace her table's black server with one who wasn't black.

Olive Garden spokeswoman Meagan Bernstein said Wednesday that the company doesn't tolerate discrimination and decided to “separate with the manager involved” after completing its investigation of the incident last weekend at the restaurant in Evansville.

Amira Donahue, a black 16-year-old host, says the manager complied with a female customer's demands that her group's black server be replaced with a non-black one.