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Ikea store's Juneteenth menu featuring fried chicken and watermelon angered employees at an Atlanta area store.
The store's Juneteenth menu was created in honor of the first official Juneteenth federal holiday on the weekend of June 19.
The Juneteenth menu contained fried chicken, watermelon, macaroni and cheese and collard greens -- all southern food staples.
The soul food was to be served to all employees on Saturday to "honor and persevere Black Americans" on Juneteenth, the store stated in an email sent to employees, according to WGCL CBS46 in Atlanta.
However, Black employees expressed outrage after discovering the menu was created by execs at Ikea's corporate office.
"You cannot say serving watermelon on Juneteenth is a soul food menu when you don't even know the history, they used to feed slaves watermelon during the slave time," one employee told CBS46.
Following the backlash, Ikea released a statement, saying "the meal was intended to be served to co-workers as an internal celebration, not customers."
Some employees told CBS46 that no Black employees were involved with creating the menu, But Ikea stated that there were a few Black people on the menu selection committee.
When rapper 2 Chainz and his business partner, Mychel "Snoop" Dillard, first opened Escobar restaurant in Atlanta, they forgot to secure permission for the use of the name from the family of notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar.
The family filed a lawsuit against the rapper over use of the name, and now
Escobar Inc. bosses are demanding no less than $10 million, claiming the hitmaker's two Escobar Restaurants in Atlanta violate federal law by using the Escobar name and likeness without permission.
The restaurants are decorated with large B&W posters of the smiling drug lord taken from his mugshot. The restaurant also sells t-shirts and other merchandise featuring the image.
According to TMZ, the family insists they own the licensing and trademark to Escobar's name and likeness.
They are also demanding an injunction blocking the use of the name and likeness at the restaurants.
2 Chainz has yet to comment.
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