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IHOP Sued After 4 Muslim Managers Are Fired
CBSDFW.COM ^ | April 18, 2012

Posted on 04/18/2012 3:58:08 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Attorneys filed a federal lawsuit against IHOP and a local franchise owner on Tuesday, claiming that the restaurant owners fired four managers across the Metroplex in 2010 because they are Muslim. The attorneys for the four managers said that their clients are still unemployed because of the damage done to their reputations.

The managers worked at IHOP locations in Plano, Burleson, Fort Worth and Arlington — all owned by Anthraper Investments.

“It became very clear to them that they were no longer wanted,” explained attorney James Vagnini, who represents the men in their lawsuit. “One by one, over the course of about four to five months, each of them was fired.”

According to the lawsuit, the managers had “performed their jobs without incident” for anywhere between seven to 14 years, enduring harassment about of their religion. “On 9/11, they would get an email from the owner of Anthraper Investments saying, ‘Lay low, it’s 9/11.’ Comments referring to Arabs as dogs. That Arab men don’t treat women fairly,” said Vagnini.

The lawsuit claims that the situation got worse in 2010. During a meeting, a new district manager allegedly said, “We’re going to let these people go and have new faces coming in.” By the end of the year, all four Muslim managers were fired. According to the lawsuit, each manager was being fired for a performance issue.

(Excerpt) Read more at dfw.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: ihop

1 posted on 04/18/2012 3:58:17 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Why would a Muslim want to work in a place that sells ham, sausage, and bacon?


2 posted on 04/18/2012 4:00:24 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It’s not a religion.


3 posted on 04/18/2012 4:02:01 PM PDT by Razzz42
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To: MeganC

My thoughts exactly. Couldn’t they find a halal breakfast shop to work in...better yet create their own business: I-BOW.


4 posted on 04/18/2012 4:02:30 PM PDT by madison10
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To: MeganC
‘Why would a Muslim want to work in a place that sells ham, sausage, and bacon?’

Why?, For a chance to sue for persecution!

5 posted on 04/18/2012 4:03:08 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Having worked retail for most of my adult working career it is very common for a new DM to fire all the managers and start over. It makes zero difference if the manager is a good/profitable manager. They want their own team.


6 posted on 04/18/2012 4:06:08 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe its not real ham, bacon and sausage after all??

Anyway, on the news this morning there was someone explaining that its legally OKAY for the city of Fort Worth not to hire smokers because there is no protection for that in this state.


7 posted on 04/18/2012 4:09:06 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Guess thats the reason I never Stopped there.


8 posted on 04/18/2012 4:09:30 PM PDT by easternsky
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“On 9/11, they would get an email from the owner of Anthraper Investments saying, ‘Lay low, it’s 9/11.’ Comments referring to Arabs as dogs. That Arab men don’t treat women fairly,” said Vagnini.

Uh huh. No doubt they'll have the hard evidence -- the emails -- to back up those allegations ...

9 posted on 04/18/2012 4:11:27 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: MeganC

I would give more business to IHOP but they get robbed fairly regularly in FL.


10 posted on 04/18/2012 4:13:50 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: MeganC

At the Atlanta airport there is a duty free shop who had a muslim woman working there. All she was missing was the face shield.

Ya know the places that sell almost nothing but booze.


11 posted on 04/18/2012 4:14:44 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: MeganC

Good point, why smell bacon being fried? I’m sure they’ve run into a lot of unhappy campers, people who recognize their ethnic roots, and make them liable and own the 9/11 landmark. I feel sad, but the one Muslim Manager I met at Best Buy, his attitude was like the Dictator of Syria or Egypt. The only reason he got the job was quota, and Affirmative Action.


12 posted on 04/18/2012 4:15:50 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: MeganC

Good point, why smell bacon being fried? I’m sure they’ve run into a lot of unhappy campers, people who recognize their ethnic roots, and make them liable and own the 9/11 landmark. I feel sad, but the one Muslim Manager I met at Best Buy, his attitude was like the Dictator of Syria or Egypt. The only reason he got the job was quota, and Affirmative Action.


13 posted on 04/18/2012 4:15:59 PM PDT by rovenstinez
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To: svcw
...it is very common for a new DM to fire all the managers and start over. It makes zero difference if the manager is a good/profitable manager. They want their own team.

That is one of the stupidest things that people do in business. Any district manager worth his salt will look over each store manager's store statistics, and use that alone as his guide as to who to fire and who to keep.

The old adage, "It's hard to find good help these days" is as true today, as when it was first uttered. Maybe even more-so, due to the average low quality of potential workers we're graduating from high schools and colleges nowadays.

You've got someone who runs a tight ship and pulls a profit out of a store every month, you keep him in place, and don't change a damn thing about his operation. That's if you've got a lick of horse sense.

14 posted on 04/18/2012 4:24:42 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

So, let’s see.. It’s racist to employ someone because they are Muslim for anywhere between seven to fourteen years, and all of these stellar performers were unable to get a job in the intervening year to year and a half since they were fired.

So, the translated story is: managers who just floated along in their jobs for 7 to 14 years were canned when the chain introduced changes to the district, and the managers in place couldn’t cope with those changes. Now, after soaking up all 99 weeks of unemployment, they find themselves with few prospects - even more so since they sat on their rumps for a year and a half - a huge hurdle right now to getting hired as a manager.

So they sue, banding together ONLY those who were Muslim. All the other managers (who shockingly aren’t mentioned in this article, but I betcha they also were sacked) aren’t included, because this is a discrimination lawsuit.

Oh, hey, we come to the heart of it. Discrimination by Muslims. Who would have thought of that...


15 posted on 04/18/2012 4:27:42 PM PDT by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The new manager may be well schooled in sanitation and the Muzzies don't fit the mold for a safe food handling restaurant manager.
16 posted on 04/18/2012 4:33:36 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Free ThinkerNY

please if you are muslim return to the hell hole of your choice, that should be “your sign” that Islam is a putrid fake religion..


17 posted on 04/18/2012 4:36:37 PM PDT by aces
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To: madison10

“I-BOW”

I LOL!


18 posted on 04/18/2012 4:38:51 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
“On 9/11, they would get an email from the owner of Anthraper Investments saying, ‘Lay low, it’s 9/11.’ Comments referring to Arabs as dogs. That Arab men don’t treat women fairly,” said Vagnini.

If...the above is true. They probably have a case. And it will be just another example of people acting stupid.

If it goes down like that....Fortunately it's not a city, county, or state..entity. Where the citizens get hosed for the antics and mistakes of dumbass gobment employee's.

19 posted on 04/18/2012 4:38:59 PM PDT by Osage Orange (The MSM is the most dangerous entity in the United States of America.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If they were taking my order I’d ask them, “Can I get a side order of jihad with my pancakes, side order of dog (Obama-approved), and bacon...to go? Thanks!”

Even though I don’t eat pork (or dog) I’d still ask just to see the reaction on their faces! LOL!

Will Islamic Rage Boy be taking my order soon?


20 posted on 04/18/2012 4:52:29 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Comments referring to Arabs as dogs.

Giving dogs a bad name.

21 posted on 04/18/2012 4:59:10 PM PDT by oneolcop (Lead, Follow or Get the Hell Out of the Way!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If you dont hire them, you dont have to fire them later.


22 posted on 04/18/2012 4:59:35 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (Newt 2012)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If you dont hire them, you dont have to fire them later.


23 posted on 04/18/2012 5:00:33 PM PDT by rightly_dividing (Newt 2012)
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To: MeganC

Muslims should not be allowed to immigrate to America. Those who do not like here should be deported. Those who are terrorists should be arrested, tried, and put to death. Those who are terrorist sympathizers should be deported. Imams who preach anti-American hate should be deported. Mosques should be razed and shut down. Islam is totally incompatiable with Western values and should be vigorously opposed, persecuted and driven out of America.


24 posted on 04/18/2012 5:01:36 PM PDT by WashingtonSource
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To: Free ThinkerNY

That Arab men don’t treat women fairly,” said Vagnini.


How in the world could anyone come to this conclusion? /s/ They need to talk to the DOD, DOJ and Homeland inSecurity to discover the glory of bending down to Islam.


25 posted on 04/18/2012 5:07:26 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I shall now support IHOP !


26 posted on 04/18/2012 6:08:46 PM PDT by OlagJohnson
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To: Free ThinkerNY

And I repeat what I said an a related thread:
This might be a cute backlash story, for the company being sued who owns those particular IHOPS.
Downthread in the article comments is a post that “claims” the owner is actually an Islamic woman...

I have no way of determining the truth of that particular claim.
But if factual, it would negate the lawsuit, and logically explain a few of the pointed comments from an “owner” to “management” regarding directives about specific cultural “sensitivities” of their local customer base.

I really do hope that claim is true! ROTFLMAO!


27 posted on 04/18/2012 6:49:49 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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To: WashingtonSource

Here, here.


28 posted on 04/19/2012 12:18:56 PM PDT by MeganC (No way in Hell am I voting for Mitt Romney. Not now, not ever. Deal with it.)
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To: All

With thanks to ApplegateRanch who supplied the following:

All the franchises involved are owned by Anthraper Investments.

From their website:

President and Chief Operating Officer
John A. Anthraper

Vice-president
Alex J. Anthraper

District Manager
Larry Hawker

Derrell Price, General Manager/ IHOP 1432
1105 West I-20, Arlington, TX 76017

Narciso Garcia, General Manager/ IHOP 1465
5901 S W Loop 820, Fortworth , TX 76132

Austin Ezeanya, General Manager/ IHOP 1472
4804 West Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75019

Adam Sayhouni, General Manager/ IHOP 1911
908 N. Burleson Blvd, Burleson, TX 76028

Would have been a nice touch, though, had it been true.


29 posted on 04/19/2012 2:35:21 PM PDT by sarasmom ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xZsFe6dM3EY)
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