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Panera Bread Apologizes To Georgia Family After Asking Their Disabled Daughter To Remove Her Squeaky Shoes!

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Panera Bread apologizes for asking mom and child with squeaky shoes to leave

It sounds like Panera Bread has some serious explaining to do!

Savannah, Georgia natives Catherine and Stephen Duke were regulars at the restaurant and were grabbing a bite with their two-year-old toddler Emma, when someone complained about her squeaky shoes!

Any employee approached the family and asked her to remove the shoes, but we're guessing they didn't know that the two-year old suffered a disability that made it difficult to walk, so a doctor prescribed her orthopedics that are SUPPOSED to squeak to let her know she's walking correctly.

Catherine spoke out about the nasty incident, saying:

"It was very hurtful, and I left the store crying, not a very good thing for a mom to feel like her child is being discriminated against."

We don't blame you!

Needless to say, Panera Bread received TONS of negative attention because of the incident, and they apologized to the Duke family saying Emma and her squeaky shoes are ALWAYS welcome at their restaurants!

In fact, they're even holding a fundraiser for little Emma's medical bills by donating 50% of their proceeds on a specific night!

So far it looks like the Duke family has accepted their apology, but if you ask us they should have held out for a lifetime supply of free bread!

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2 comments to “Panera Bread Apologizes To Georgia Family After Asking Their Disabled Daughter To Remove Her Squeaky Shoes!”



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    Well the dumb bitch could have explained this at the time and probably would have got an immediate apology right there on the spot

    "poofter" LOLOLOLOL

  2. Irma says – reply to this


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    Panera should have offered the little girl a lifetime supply of free food… Some ppl. can be so freaken stupid… I swear… if you can't stand ppl or any type of difference, even if their normal ppl., kids, Babies… Keep your dam a*s in your house… Thats your world… The real world should never concede to anyones anal standards of whats acceptable behavior… I never complain about anyones differences or even when the kids are overly spoiled and crying… Thats their kids… You don't like it, get your A*s up and leave… You think ppl. would be more offended by all the dumb as*es that drop the f word and all four letter words around children, family and ppl.. If that little girl, isn't up on your face, or you don't like a noise… Get your as* and leave… Panera Sucks… Never going there again…!!!!