Burger King has come under fire after a Louisana location allegedly refused to serve two uniformed cops who attempted to place an order at their drive-thru.
WBRZ reported that the incident involved two Assumption Parish sheriff’s deputies who had recently visited a St. Francisville Burger King. The department’s public information officer, Lonny Cavalier, went on to detail the ordeal in an editorial published in a local newspaper called the Bayou Journal.
Cavalier claimed the pair had finished S.W.A.T. training and went to the local Burger King for a bite to eat. However, one of them ordered a chicken sandwich and was reportedly told by an employee that they were out of chicken. Before requesting something else, a male voice came over the speaker and said, “We out of burgers too,” according to Cavalier.
“The deputy asked if they had a problem serving police officers and the response was loud laughter over the speaker. The deputy was never able to order,” he wrote.
The public information officer claimed the deputies drove up to the pick-up window and didn’t see any employees, leading them to leave the location empty-handed.
“What is troubling is that these same Burger King employees, in the event of a robbery was occurring at the time, would have expected these two deputies to take a bullet for them, and those deputies would have,” Cavalier opined.
In light of the incident, the Burger King’s location owner, Joe Clements of Crown Restaurants, LLC, said in a statement that certain team members refused to serve multiple guests, including the two deputies, on the day in question. Clements said he investigated the matter and terminated the employees who he found carried out this behavior.
Last week, Burger King’s corporate office confirmed Clements’ account and extended their own apology to the officers involved in the ordeal.
“We’d like to sincerely apologize to the deputies for the poor experience and are grateful for everything they do to protect our communities,” officials said.
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