Cracker Barrel has offered an apology after a cord shaped like a noose was hanging from the ceiling of one of their Connecticut locations.
The cord was inside of the East Windsor restaurant, which is located about 15 miles north of downtown Hartford. It was removed earlier this week after a photo began swirling on social media, showing the noose inside of the popular restaurant. The post read, “Someone at Cracker Barrel in East Windsor needs to explain why there are nooses on the ceiling.”
Someone at Cracker Barrel in East Windsor need to explain why there are nooses on the ceiling… #notagoodlook pic.twitter.com/yitLFvQOtP
— Alfonso Robinson (@ctblogger) November 9, 2020
“We’re sorry this happened,” Cracker Barrel said in a statement. “This antique electric soldering iron has an original wrapped cord that should not have been displayed. We have removed the item from our East Windsor store. Many thanks to the guest who notified us of this so that we could correct our error.”
In another statement to NBC News, the company thanked the patron who brought it to their attention.
“We are grateful to our guest who pointed it out to us so we could correct this mistake,” Cracker Barrel said in a statement to NBC News. “While we have removed the item from this particular store, we are working with our teams to determine whether this item or others like it exist in any of our other stores, and, if so, removed. We want to make sure our décor is welcoming and representative of the communities we serve.”
Tamra Hawkins says that she does not believe the company is sincere in their apology. She also posted her own video that was taken after the noose photo circulated on the internet. However, by the time she went to investigate for herself, the noose was gone.
“I’ve seen the apology, honestly I don’t accept it,” she told NBC News on Thursday. “I feel like they made an excuse, instead of acknowledging that it was a noose, and it was placed in the store with a lapse in judgment.”