This Tennessee restaurant decided to cancel a catering gig because they received threats from leftists. Shuford’s Smoke House is the business that was threatened because they had the audacity to accept an order from the boys in blue. According to Shuford’s, leftists told them that they were going to burn the business down if they filled the order.
The angry mobs have won again and this is the sort of nonsense that keeps us wondering where things are going to go from here. WDEF is the Chattanooga CBS affiliate who is reporting on this developing story. The restaurant claims that they are being falsely accused of making a political statement.
They were merely looking to provide food for the Back The Blue rally. In the current climate, restaurants are not really able to pick and choose who they provide service for. There are too many folks out there who are in need of employment for restaurants to play fast and loose like this. To play a bit of devil’s advocate, we would not be surprised if the restaurant had staffers that agreed with the protesters.
Owners of Shuford’s smoke house say organizers of today’s Back the Blue contacted them to order food for the event.
Shuford’s says they accepted the job because they believed it was another opportunity to offer their catering services.
Once it was publicly known they took the job , the business says they have been harassed and threatened on social media.
“It was not donated . It was not a reflection of our opinions -our political views” said Co-owner Madison Davis.
“It was literally just a business transaction and I think that’s where the misunderstanding comes in. We’ve never discriminated on what jobs we take. If someone comes to us with money wanting to buy food, we’re not going to turn away money because we are a business and that’s what we’re trying to run.”
Shuford’s says they cancelled the order because of threats to burn down their business.
That’s probably not too big of a leap to make. It’s not crazy to think that an entire restaurant staff would be comprised of folks with different points of view. We are also willing to bet that they were willing to overlook those views to keep the business running in the proper manner. That’s how life works, especially when so many companies are struggling to keep the lights on.
No one has the luxury of only catering to the businesses or groups that align with their chosen point of view. Sadly, this restaurant was not even able to make the choice for themselves because they were threatened with a fiery attack by leftists. As soon as their acceptance of the job became public, they were subjected to horrific treatment.
Madison Davis is the co-owner of the restaurant and she is speaking out about what took place. The restaurant was merely trying to carry out a business transaction. Davis said that the order was not meant to serve as an extension of their political views. This should have been obvious to everyone but the leftists are never satisfied with these types of explanations.
They believe that their outrage needs to be catered to, every step of the way. It’s gotten to the point where they are now ready to take the food out of people’s mouths if they do not agree with them. As if this were not bad enough, they are now looking to destroy the livelihood of any business that is not willing to play ball with them.
Madison believes that the whole thing is just a misunderstanding and is hoping that the leftists see it her way. If you ask us, she is being much nicer about this than we would have been. We would have dared the leftists to try us and let the chips fall where they may. Obviously, it is better when cooler heads prevail but we are just being honest!
Davis went on to say that she is willing to fill anyone’s order, as long as they are ready to pay. That’s how it should be. Anyone who is looking for restaurants to turn into virtue signaling types are in for a long wait. No establishment can survive with that sort of mentality. Shuford’s may have been forced to cancel this order but other restaurants may not be so accommodating in the future.
What happens if a different restaurant is not scared by the threats? It’s a showdown that is bound to happen sooner or later, regardless of our wishes. There are sure to be a number of confrontations like this in the coming months, as more and more people decide to stand up to the anti police sentiment that continues to spread across the country as we speak.