A 22-year-old South Florida man is detailing harassment and abuse he faced at a Miami-area Cheesecake Factory over his wearing of a MAGA hat on Mother’s Day.

“They were clenching their fists and they were just standing behind me, trying to scare us,” Eugenior Joseph recounted.

The abuse continued throughout the meal, according to the man, with at least one employee even threatening physical violence, while others sneered at him while he was eating.


According to other reports from Daily Wire and Breitbart, witnesses corroborated the story.

“It was just sad,” Joseph said. “Everybody was disappointed.”

In response, the Cheesecake Factory said two employees involved have been terminated and the restaurant is continuing to investigate the matter.

“All guests should always feel welcome in our restaurants,” the company tweeted. “The recent incident in one of our Miami restaurants fell short of our standards, and we apologize to the guest and his family. Two individuals are no longer employed by the company, and we are continuing to investigate.”