One location in Georgia of the popular furniture and restaurant chain IKEA got itself into a lot of hot water by publishing a special menu for Juneteenth, the celebration of Black freedom, including racist stereotypical foods. The items on the special menu included fried chicken, watermelon, and other foods used as historical stereotypes against African-Americans.

As a result of this action by this Georgia store, many employees decided not to show up for work in protest. Moreover, an internal email regarding the racist menu was leaked to the press.

After almost 33 employees of the store stayed home from work, the store decided to release an apology statement for the racist menu. However, many critics said it still was not enough, as employees revealed that nobody who accurately knows the history of Juneteenth was included in the writing of the menu.