Another fast-food worker arbitrarily decided to no longer serve police officers, and it worked out for him about as well as it did for the others who’ve tried this suddenly popular stunt. This time, it was officers Michael Magovern and Cameron Beckham who stopped by a Dallas-area Whataburger, where they say they were “quickly turned away” by a manager who informed them, “We don’t serve police officers.”
Both thought he was joking at first, but then they realized maybe he wasn’t. One officer says the worker spelled out his store’s purported policy “with a straight face, no smile, and just stared at us.” They walked out and went to Dairy Queen.
A customer sitting nearby watched the incident go down and sort of had a feeling it might create some problems:
Whataburger apparently concurred — and very quickly:
A few hours later, the manager was out of a job, and Whataburger had released a statement explaining, “We were appalled to hear of an employee refusing service to two officers, as we have proudly served first responders across our system for decades. As soon as we heard of this isolated incident, we began our own internal investigation overnight.”