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Texas Whataburger employee fired for refusing to serve officers

Whataburger says the company plans to speak with the officers "to apologize in person and make this right"


Associated Press

DENISON, Texas — A worker at a popular Texas-based fast food chain has been fired after refusing to serve two police officers.

Denison Police Chief Jay Burch says in a Facebook post that his officers were trying to get something to eat at the Whataburger early Saturday when an unidentified female employee declined to serve them. Burch says the employee cursed at the North Texas officers and alleged "cops beat up my boyfriend and are racists."

 

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Posted by Denison Texas Police Department on Saturday, October 14, 2017

Burch didn't identify the restaurant. But in a statement, Whataburger corporate communications said Saturday it discovered "an individual employee acted out of line with Whataburger's values to treat all customers with respect."

Whataburger says the employee was fired and the company plans to speak with the officers "to apologize in person and make this right."

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