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Cheesie's Tweets Controversial Ray Rice Deal, Apologizes

Cheesie's Pub & Grub got into some hot water today by advertising a ridiculously insensitive "knockout deal.... We're calling it the Ray Rice ;)" via Twitter. The tweet was quickly erased and Cheesie's apologized, blaming the incident on a "disgruntled ex-employee who had Twitter access."

Ray Rice is the (former) NFL running back who was suspended indefinitely for striking and knocking out his then-fiancee in a viral video first released by TMZ. The popular grilled cheese-themed restaurant and bar also tweets that it's "setting up a charitable fundraiser in the near future with center of domestic violence."

Cheesie's has locations in Lakeview, Evanston, runs a food truck, and is building out a Wicker Park location. Read the original apology tweets below.

· Cheesie's Pub & Grub [Twitter]
· All Cheesie's Pub & Grub Coverage [-ECHI-]

Cheesie's Pub & Grub

958 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago, IL