Tom Morello Feuds With Seattle Restaurant

Rage Against The Machine’s guitarist and entourage couldn’t get table at busy eatery

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Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello is in a rage after not being served at The 5 Point Cafe in Seattle.

He claims in a Twitter post the eatery is allegedly “antiworker” with a “super-rude staff.”

Morello was denied entry to the restaurant over the weekend, after performing Friday night at El Corazon as part of a benefit concert for 15 Now, the grassroots organization that successfully fought for a $15 minimum wage in Seattle.

Morello and his people showed but the place was full.

He writes online:

“Five Point restaurant in Seattle is the WORST. Super rude & anti-worker. Shittiest doorman in the Northwest. Prick. Spread the word.”

David Meinert, the owner of The 5 Point Cafe, has since posted the following response on Facebook:

“For the record, Tom Morello, The 5 Point is totally pro worker. We try to pay more than any other small restaurant, and on top of the higher pay, we offer health insurance, paid sick days, paid time off, retirement and profit share.

“Sorry if you had an issue with our staff, but typically our staff is awesome, and when they are not, it’s usually a reflection of the customer. Act like a prick = get treated like a prick.

“I have to say, your attacking a small business without knowing anything about it, or addressing your problem with them directly before you go on a public rant, pretty much sucks. Just lost a ton of respect for you, and I’ve been a fan for years, both of your work in Rage and your work for workers rights since.

“P.S.: Rock stars don’t get special treatment at The 5 Point. We couldn’t give less of a shit. Sorry.

“And P.S.S.: I’m the owner of The 5 Point and have worked to raise the minimum wage in Seattle and support the same nationally, worked to get paid sick days law in Seattle, and am supporting a city-sponsored retirement plan for employees of small businesses. I hope you do the same for your employees on the road…

“P.S.S.S.: [It] turns out [Tom] and his crew didn’t get let in as the place was at capacity and there was a line. No one was being let in. According to our doorman, who I totally trust, Tom and his crew were all totally rude. Quote from the door guys: ‘I knew who he was, we had no room, his whole party was being rude. He wanted a special room in the back. Clearly had no ideas what it is like inside. I’ve told bigger rock stars than him no.’”

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