Here’s another decision that will inevitably lead to a firing.
In the age of Black Lives Matter, stories of employed at restaurants refusing service to police officers has become all too common. But the majority of America is still sane, and these sorts of stunts never seem to go well for those restaurants. Most are quickly boycotted, and get destroyed in reviews online, since every business is on Yelp nowadays.
The latest comes at Noodles & Company, a small franchise. According to Leo Affairs:
A police department outside Washington says an officer was denied service at a local Noodles & Company restaurant.
Alexandria, Virginia, police spokeswoman Crystal Nosal tells local news outlets that a female officer in uniform went Monday evening to the restaurant and stood in line. She says a female cook came out from the back and told the cashier, “You better pull me off the line, because I’m not cooking for,” then gestured at the officer.
Nosal says the cashier laughed and the officer left.
Police Chief Earl Cook went Tuesday to Noodles & Company to speak with management. Cook says managers apologized for the incident and said they would conduct an internal investigation.
Noodles & Company said in a statement that the restaurant is working to “resolve this matter as quickly as possible.”
Noodles & Company quickly went into damage control mode, posting the following message onto Facebook:
As is always the case, it’s not like the entire franchise is anti-police, it’s just one of their idiot employees who somehow thought that this sort of stunt would be a good idea.
How will this probably end? I imagine the officer disrespected will be given a healthy supply of free meals to compensate for the incident, while the employee will be promptly fired. Predictably, the fired employee will blame this whole ideal on the police and not take any responsibility for his actions.