FFRF starves North Carolina restaurant of church discount (March 23, 2012)

The Freedom From Religion Foundation has put an end to an inappropriate and unnecessary church bulletin discount at the Fisherman’s Quarters II in Asheville, N.C.

Fisherman’s Quarters II habitually offered a 10% discount to church-going patrons. This particular promotion was at the top of the list on the restaurant’s website along with its other discounts. FFRF Staff Attorney Stephanie Schmitt initially wrote to the restaurant owners on Oct. 17, 2011: “Fisherman’s Quarters II’s restrictive promotional practice favors religious customers and denies customers who do not attend church as well as nonbelievers the right to ‘full and equal’ enjoyment of Fisherman’s Quarters II.”

After receiving two additional follow-up letters, a representative of the restaurant verified that the unlawful practice would change. He maintained that the offer would be amended to apply to all patrons. 

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