LEE COUNTY, AL – A Taco Bell employee who allegedly refused to take the food orders of two Lee County Sheriff’s deputies has been fired the chain’s corporate spokesperson said.
The firing comes after an Alabama woman, whose husband is a Lee County Sheriff’s deputy, says he and another deputy were refused service by a restaurant’s employee.
Tammy Bush Mayo posted to Facebook on Saturday that her husband and a colleague, both dressed in their uniforms, were treated rudely at the Taco Bell:
My husband is a Deputy Sheriff in Lee County, Alabama and tonight a Deputy on his shift went into Taco Bell in Phenix City, AL and was told that they don’t serve cops. A lady waiting for her food spoke up to say that she was about to ask for a refund because she didn’t want to eat somewhere with a cop.
This really disturbs me that people have started treating law enforcement professionals in this manner when these same law enforcement professionals put their lives on the line everyday to protect all people, including this woman with a very bad attitude at Taco Bell. We’re going to research this further but if this is what Taco Bell allows to happen, they have lost my business and I hope others of you will do the same.
The deputies asked the worker if she was kidding? The worker responded, “No, I’m not serving you.” A customer in store also commented, allegedly saying was glad the cashier wasn’t serving them because she would not eat there if they had been served.
The store’s district manager Robert Chauvin said that this was an isolated incident and the employee’s actions were against company policy. However, this is not the first time a Taco Bell employee has lashed out at the police. Last year in Kansas, a police officer who ordered food in a Taco Bell was given two burritos with the word “pig” written on the wrappers. The photo is shown above.
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