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Cheesecake Factory investigating claims man wearing MAGA hat was harassed by employees

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The Cheesecake Factory in Miami has apologized to a customer who says he was attacked by employees for wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat. 

The 22-year-old man, Eugenior Joseph, told The Daily Wire, he was dining at the restaurant with his girlfriend's family when a female staff member noticed his hat, gathered about a dozen employees to circle his table and "attack him" by verbally threatening him. 

Joseph claims that one employee stood behind him, "balling his fists, smacking his fists," in an attempt to scare him. 

At one point, Joseph claims he and his girlfriend got up to use the restroom and, upon exiting, were greeted by the employees, who were “clapping and yelling, and just screaming things at me.”

The kitchen staff also allegedly booed him as he walked by.

Joseph said as they left, they were greeted by police officers outside, though it does not appear any charges were filed. 

The Daily Wire claims to have video of the incident supporting witness claims, but that video does not appear in their article. 

The Cheesecake Factory, responding to Ann Coulter on Twitter, released the following statement: 

"No guest should ever feel unwelcome in one of our restaurants and we are taking this matter very seriously. Upon learning of this incident, we immediately apologized to the guests in person. The individuals involved have been suspended pending the results of our investigation."

Joseph claims he has not received a personal apology from the restaurant but support is growing, according to the local CBS station. 

Former Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain tweeted ‘Not good enough Cheesecake Factory’.

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter tweeted, ‘Eugene Joseph should get cheesecake for life.’

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