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Allegations Against Kansas City Restaurants Continue To Grow

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Before being permanently closed in March 2021, Alamo Drafthouse in Kansas City faced allegations of harassment and abuse of its employees.

During the pandemic, employees from bar staff to servers have come forward regarding mistreatment at well-known dining and drinking places in the metro.

The Alamo Drafthouse, Betty Rae’s, and Port Fonda have all been at the center of discussions regarding mismanagement, harassment and abuse in the last year. Allegations against the service industry are not new, so why are there more in what is an already difficult year for food and drink establishments?

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