Nashville steakhouse slammed over treatment of cancer patient

A brouhaha arose when the man put on a beanie to keep warm. Members of his party took to Yelp to tell their versions of the story.

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When his family mentioned his condition and questioned the treatment from Catrina, the assistant manager, they were told he could wear it if he presented a doctors’ note… or if we had given them previous notice so we could be accommodated elsewhere.

Members of the group started complaining about the request for a doctor’s note. What happened after that isn’t entirely clear. Some reports say the group started to leave on its own and the police were simply present; others say the police showed up to escort them out. Either way, it’s bad news for Morton’s, particularly the Nashville location. The restaurant’s Yelp page is loaded with one-star reviews posted Monday, specifically about the incident. It appears to have put a serious dent in its rating.

Facebook isn’t much better. He’s an example of the type of comments being left on the Morton’s page: “After reading what happened to the cancer patient at your Nashville restaurant, nothing on your page looks appetizing.” Morton’s posted this message to the page Sunday evening:

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