A Houston restaurant offered half price to ‘Brown & Gay’ employees on MLK Day, inspiring a flurry of angry calls to local Houston station KHOU.
When the station did a bit of investigation, it realized people were reading the sign a bit too literally:
“Brown and Gay employees get 50 percent off their lunch,” explained owner Pink Logan, “What that references is a company one block from here called Brown and Gay Engineering!
Logan says the employees often walk across the street for lunch at his business. It never occurred to him that the sign was controversial. He also said no one contacted the restaurant about the sign except us.
“At first I didn’t know what to think,” said co-owner James Logan. “Then I actually thought it was hilarious when I thought about it a little bit more! We don’t want to offend anybody here but at the same time you can’t help but laugh at the misconception of the two things.”