DENVER — Colorado Japanese restaurant Tokyo Joe’s apologized on Thursday morning after posting a sign deemed by one state lawmaker to be inappropriate.
Rep. Jonathan Singer of Longmont tweeted a photo of a sign on the door of one of the chain’s bathroom doors that read, “Restrooms are for Tokyo Joe ‘s Addicts only.”
Singer tweeted the photo and wrote, “Addiction is no laughing matter. We had a bill to stop overdose deaths. Tokyo Joe’s can do better.”
— Jonathan Singer (@Singer4BoCo) April 18, 2018
Tokyo Joe’s said it will speak with the store’s management team, saying “the intent was not to poke fun at addiction.”
Thank you for pointing this out. Our loyalty program is called the Tokyo Joe’s Addict Club. I will address with this restaurant immediately as the intent was not to poke fun at addiction or limit the bathroom usage to paying guests.
— Tokyo Joe's (@tokyojoes) April 19, 2018