The picture appeared to show a large group of white people watching the public execution of a black person, with "Hanging at Groesbeck, Texas, on April 12th, 1895" written at the bottom.
At the top, a cartoon-y word balloon had the man saying:
"All I said was that I didn't like the gumbo!"
Obviously, the two diners found the photo super offensive, and asked for it to be removed — but still made sure to share the repugnant image on Facebook.
Allen said she couldn't believe the image of black men being lynched was used so lightly, explaining:
"This type of blatant racism should not be tolerated in this country, or in our local and national eating establishments. I have felt sick to my stomach and stressed out since seeing that image on the table where I was planning to eat my food…Seeing a picture of two black men being lynched was the last thing that I expected to see at what was supposed to be a family-friendly restaurant."
The Minneapolis NAACP demanded an immediate public apology by the restaurant chain, and swift removal "of any and all lynching or otherwise racially-offensive imagery" from its restaurants — which is a sad demand to have to make in 2016.