A Texas cop says he was refused service at a Wendy’s restaurant because he was in uniform.
The Fort Worth Police Department patrol supervisor said he entered the location at Trail Lake Drive at about 6 p.m., at which point he said the employees turned their backs and walked away, according to police spokesman Sgt. Marc Povero.
According to Povero, the officer was the only customer in the place and the employees stayed in the kitchen until he left.
The Fort Worth Police Department chose to respond with their official Twitter account.
— Fort Worth Police (@fortworthpd) January 6, 2017
On Twitter, Wendy’s said the fast food chain is aware of the incident and is “abruptly handling the situation.”
@fortworthpd We are aware the incident and are abruptly handling the situation. Could you please DM us, so we can gather more info.
— Wendy’s (@Wendys) January 6, 2017
At least one person on Twitter said they wanted to donate gift cards and meals to the officer, and police said they can drop off gift cards at police headquarters, 505 West Felix St.
Spokespeople for Wendy’s were not immediately available for comment Friday morning.
There have been other incidents reported on social media regarding problems with stores or restaurants serving police.
In July 2016, a McDonald’s employee in Brenham, Texas, northwest of Houston was fired for refusing to serve an off-duty police officer.
Also in July, a couple in a Homestead, Penn., restaurant refused to be seated next to some police officers. The officers responded by paying for the couple’s meal – including tip.
In September 2016, Walmart apologized after an employee at its store in McDonough, Ga., refused to make a police officer’s retirement cake with a “thin blue line” design.