- Posted January 24, 2014 by
SEVEN YEAR OLD LITTLE LEAGUE PLAYER TAKING ON BUFFALO WILD WINGS
The team of junior league hockey players, the Mississippi Junior Riverkings Mites, were booked by management at the University Drive Huntsville, Alabama location of Buffalo Wild Wings to celebrate their first traveling hockey tournament for January 18, 2014.
They were turned away at the door by management and refused food despite two confirmed reservations and promises of seating for the team and their families a week in advance, then an hour prior to their 6:00 p.m. arrival.
And one family is speaking out in a press conference Thursday, January 30, 2014.
"We just believe that corporate American has come to a place where they don't believe customers are important. When we can turn away booked customers, and an entire team of kids, it's time to send a message. The message is you cannot treat your customers that poorly without taking responsibility for it", says player Nolan Sawyer's mother, Jan.
Buffalo Wild Wings has not responded.
Another chain of "Wings" restaurants, Mr. P's Buffalo Wings in Olive Branch, Mississippi has offered to take on the team and is sponsoring the team party late next week.