Taste Bar + Kitchen expresses support for Turkey Leg Hut’s change in dress policy


HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – A Midtown restaurant is expressing support for The Turkey Leg Hut after receiving backlash for its new dress code policy.

Over the weekend, the famous turkey thigh spot posted on their Instagram that there would be a change to their dress code after receiving complaints from a number of customers.

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Some of the following will no longer be permitted in the establishment:

  • Clothes that are too revealing
  • Saggy or baggy pants
  • House keeping

Ron Huery, manager of Taste Bar + Kitchen, said the restaurant already has a similar dress code policy in place. The restaurant posted an announcement Wednesday showing its support for the owners’ move of The Turkey Leg Hut and said it would continue to enforce its existing dress code policy.

“The change is always going to be a little uncomfortable, you know? But it’s necessary,” Huery said. “It’s because we are changing the narrative and perspective of ‘black owned restaurants’ or ‘black owned businesses’.”

Restaurant owner Chef Don Bowie on Thursday sent ABC13 a statement referring to the dress code.

“Since opening our restaurant, we have always had a dress code that we continue to apply to all of our guests. As a business owner, I was disheartened to see the amount of negative feedback towards the decision. of Turkey Leg Hut to enforce a dress code. I can only speak for myself, but I aim to create an inclusive environment where people of all ages and backgrounds can enjoy their meals. Dress codes are not new in the hospitality industry or in Houston and I hate to see a local operator attacked for doing what they thought was best for their restaurant. “

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