Former Buffalo Wild Wings Cook Sues Restaurant for Race and Age Discrimination

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A former Buffalo Wild Wings employee has filed a lawsuit against one of the company’s chain restaurants in Kansas for making derogatory comments about Black customers and allowing employees to give them poor service.

Gary Lovelace, a former cook at a Buffalo Wild Wings (BWW) in Overland Park, Kansas, filed a suit in US District Court in Kansas on Monday, May 20. Lovelace is suing BWW and its parent company, Inspire Brands, for being a “racially hostile work environment,” according to the lawsuit viewed by The North Star.

The lawsuit states that Lovelace, 55, had worked at the Buffalo Wild Wings located at 105th Street in Overland Park and was allegedly subjected to racial and age-based discrimination. The suit contends that problems arose when the company hired General Manager Pat Robben at the end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017.

While working with Robben, an assistant…

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