A Whataburger in Lewisville is getting attention for all the wrong reasons after a worker refused to serve two cops. According to CBS DFW, officers Cameron Beckham and Michael Magovern stopped by the burger joint last night to get a bite prior to their overnight shift, only to be turned away. An employee reportedly told the two men, "We don’t serve police."
"He said it with a straight face, no smile and just stared at us. Even if he was joking I’m not going to eat here because I don’t trust that," Magovern told the news station. Thankfully for Whataburger, the cops immediately recognized this as the actions of a rogue employee: "I knew right off the top this was not a Whataburger corporate issue. This was a single location, employee with a problem issue," he said.
The chain quickly condemned the incident via a tweet:
@coderamsey We would never condone this action and this is completely unacceptable. We are working hard to address this as soon as possible.— Whataburger® (@Whataburger) September 16, 2015
Meanwhile, many on Twitter are calling for the employees' heads:
@coderamsey @Whataburger So who would they call if they were being robbed? Would they respond, "We don't serve robbers." Fire them!— DavidJeffersGroup (@FLADaveJ) September 16, 2015
@Whataburger @coderamsey Then FIRE the employee. No delay, no second chance. This is unacceptable; I'll be eating elsewhere until a firing.— Cathi Warren (@CathiKingWarren) September 16, 2015
Eater has reached out to Whataburger for comment and will update with any further statement.
Earlier this month an Arby's employee in South Florida refused to serve a cop in the drive-thru, leading the chain's corporate office to issue an apology to the local police department.
UPDATE: Whataburger issued a statement via Twitter apologizing to the police officers; the company says the offending employee is no longer with the company.
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