A Burger King franchise located in Louisiana reportedly refused to serve police officers and when they were confronted for it, the individual who owned the restaurant demanded that the officers involved in the situation give them, the accused, an apology.
It’s hard enough to be a police officer, knowing that you are putting your life on the line each and every day in order to keep the community safe, and still catching flack from uneducated individuals who buy whatever the news media sells them.
It’s an under appreciated job, that’s for sure.
Two Assumption Parish deputies had just finished SWAT training in Zachary, Louisiana, and had stopped at a nearby Burger King in St. Francisville.
Lonny Cavalier, the public information director for the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office, told Blue Lives Matter that the two officers pulled into the drive-thru lane and attempted to place their order.
The officers were riding in a patrol vehicle. Cavalier told Blue Lives Matter, “[The officers] sat [at the drive-thru kiosk] for an extended period of time before someone finally let them order.”
Cavalier said that when one of the officers requested a chicken sandwich, an unidentified female inside cut him off and sarcastically said, “We’re out of chicken.”
The officer proceeded in an attempt to order a Whopper, and this time he was reportedly cut off by an unidentified male, who said, “We’re out of burgers, too.”
Apparently realizing that something was up, the officers asked those on the drive-thru intercom if the items were actually out of stock, or if they just did not serve police officers at this particular location.
“The only response was laughter,” Cavalier told Blue Lives Matter.
The officers pulled up to the payment window and parked. One cop exited the vehicle and stuck his head in the drive through window in order to speak with someone. The officer in question stated he heard laughter coming from inside.
The pair left the restaurant — without food — and reported the incident to their supervisor, stating they were “embarrassed and humiliated.”
After attempting to resolve the issue with Burger King’s corporate headquarters but making no headway, they decided to take the story to the Bayou Journal.
This angered the franchise owner who stated his employees never refused to serve the officers, calling the story an “outright lie” and that his employees refused service to “people who just happened to be police.”
Yeah, if you can’t smell the horse hockey floating off this man of very little brain, then you must be a sucker who was born yesterday.
The store managed did end up firing the employees in question, noting that there was surveillance footage of the encounter, but he refused to hand it over to the department.
This is absolutely unacceptable and totally unprofessional on behalf of both the store manager and Burger King corporate headquarters for not reaching out and correcting the egregiously disrespectful behavior of their employees.
Here’s to hoping they make the situation right.
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