Over the past year, a number of Dallas restaurant employees have lost their jobs over refusing to serve police officers at their establishments. Over the weekend, a Golden Chick cashier joined the ranks of those that had been canned as the chain faced a boycott from police and pissed off people on social media alike.
CBS DFW reports that the incident occurred at the Golden Chick outpost on Kiest Boulevard in South Dallas. The Richardson-based company was pretty tight-lipped on the details, only acknowledging that an employee was fired after making a “sarcastic remark” and refusing to serve food to a Dallas Police Department officer.
On social media, controversy quickly brewed. Angry posts flooded Golden Chick’s Facebook page, many of which called for a boycott if the employee wasn’t promptly fired. The chain promptly apologized for the employee had been fired, and apologized for their actions.
In response, Michael Mata, president of the Dallas Police Association, issued the following statement to help smooth over the incident:
I would like to personally thank Golden Chick for their continued support of the men and women of the Dallas Police Department. There was a unfortunate isolated incident that occurred regarding the service of one of our officers at a franchise location.
Golden Chick has been an amazing community partner with DPD and the Dallas Police Association. The tremendous company and its employees raised money to support the families of the fallen from the July 7th tragedy. I and all officers appreciate their continued support.
Just as officers ask not to judge us all by the misdeeds of a single officer, we believe this single employee in no way represent the company or the hundreds of amazing people they employ. I for one am very grateful to Golden Chick and will always support and visit their restaurants.