They posted the policy on Instagram stating, "Please know that we are a family friendly restaurant that serves all ages from children to adults daily and putting this dress code in place was necessary to ensure that all parties from our guests to our staff are dressed appropriately when in our establishment. Unfortunately, due to the attire of some guests, we were forced to put this new policy in place as we remain committed to ensuring all guests are comfortable while visiting us. We are not a club, we are a family friendly restaurant and will continue to maintain our standards as we welcome everyone to the Turkey Leg Hut!"
Twitter users had a field day commenting on the new dress code for the restaurant. Check out some of the hilarious and viral tweets that went up shortly after a screenshot of the dress code was posted.
Y’all saw this? Lol pic.twitter.com/NHRp4uD1Rb— Dumpling Thick 🇵🇦 (@_PanamaGold) July 2, 2021
Wait let me make sure I have this right….So this Turkey Leg Hut is the one with the dress code?— ~Alexandria~ “AstroPetty”💛🐝 (@DOPECHICKBEATS) July 2, 2021
Just made my reservation for Turkey Leg Hut. See y’all there! 🙂 pic.twitter.com/JBrinC9c9u— Jayla Kamille (@JaylaWaylaH) July 3, 2021
Getting Oscar worthy dressed to eat at a place called The “Turkey Leg Hut” that serves foods you eat by hands… pic.twitter.com/XQsm3TROu3— Pfizer Pheromone (@JahInTheMiddle) July 2, 2021
Turkey Leg Hut security after seeing a group walk in wearing adidas shorts & crocs:pic.twitter.com/S7yqVYr7QE— Rachel. (@_loveRachel_) July 3, 2021
Blessed day. Would you be so kind as to accompany me to the Turkey Leg Hut? Under His eye…. pic.twitter.com/hN2DBfIicy— Sweet Ambitchions (@ShikeraCallihan) July 3, 2021
"RULES ARE RULES" - me walking past you troublemakers as i return home to enjoy my turkey leg from the hut pic.twitter.com/aXiPimF687— Desus Nice (@desusnice) July 3, 2021
Turkey Leg Hut staff when they see a sliver of ankle showing in their establishment pic.twitter.com/UdrLDw41zz— بلال (@Bel_Aviateur) July 3, 2021
Some went as far as to say the new dress code decree was somewhat anti black or the policing of black bodies, although the restaurant is owned by a husband-and-wife team Lynn and Nakia Price. Others fervently agreed the restaurant has the full right to require customers to dress in a way suitable for a family environment.
Regardless of the comedic outrage the restaurant seemingly has not been affected by the enforcement of their new rules having posted a recent video boasting lengthy lines.
The famous eatery was rumored to be coming to Atlanta back in March 2019. With them enforcing this code in Texas I am very curious to see the codes reception here in Atlanta. Atlantans are no strangers to dress codes when it comes to lounges and the club scene. We would love to hear your thoughts! Comment down below if you agree or disagree with their new stricter dress code.
Written by Precious Onukwuli
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