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Viral Video Closes Independence Applebee's

February 13, 2018 - 7:18 am

INDEPENDENCE, Mo. (KMOX) - A viral video from a St. Louisan at a Missouri Applebee's location has that restaurant now closed and three employees fired. 

The company says it won't tolerate racism or bigotry among its employees.

St. Louisan Alexis Brison and a friend were eating at the restaurant when two police officers and the manager accused them of "dining and dashing" the night before.

Brison and her friend said it wasn't them, and asked if they could just pay their bill and leave. The officers told them no.

Brison says she was racially profiled.

After its investigation, Applebee's apparently agreed, firing three employees and temporarily closing the location so staff can "regroup, reflect, learn and grow from this."