(National Sentinel) Business Decision: A Whataburger worker was fired recently for refusing to serve police officers, proving once again why fast food workers are soon going to be extinct, thanks to robotics and technology.
Officers from the Denison Police Department in Texas were refused service at a burger chain — later identified as “Whataburger” — and had an employee swear at them. That employee is no longer employed, Breitbart reported.
In a Facebook post, Denison Police Chief Jay Burch said the female fast-food worker claimed that all cops were racist bigots after police allegedly ‘beat up’ her boyfriend.
As is most often the case, a subsequent investigation into the arrest of the woman’s boyfriend showed no violence or racism on the part of the police.
“If a business does not want police officers as customers, just let us know. There’s no need to curse us and make a scene, just let us know you don’t want us there and we’ll go somewhere else,” Burch wrote, adding that officers on his department would no longer patronize the restaurant because they obviously weren’t welcome there.
“…[W]hen 2 of my officers were refused service by an employee of a local restaurant on October 14 just after midnight, then cursed by that employee and the on-duty manager’s only response is, ‘I don’t get into politics,’ that concerns me,” he added, noting that the officers were working a night shift — when most people are sleeping — and overnight eateries are not very common in town, making choices limited.
“I’ve seen similar service refusal stories like this around the state and country but never thought we’d see it locally. Yet, while disappointing that this one business takes or supports such an anti-police stance, we relish in the fact the majority of the Denison businesses and citizens we serve greatly support us and what we do to try to keep our community safe,” he added.
In the end, after corporate officials were informed of the incident, the offending employee was promptly fired.
“We took swift action and this person is no longer employed by us. We’ve also reached out to the police sergeant to apologize and plan to speak with the other officers involved to apologize in person and make this right,” read a statement released by the company.
“Whataburger truly appreciates our law enforcement and their efforts to protect and serve our communities,” the statement added.
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