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Employees from Five Guys Fired After Refusing to Serve Police Officers


Everyday the men and women who serve as police officers put their lives on the line to protect us.

Yet some decide that those same men and women don’t deserve to even be served a meal.

According to USA Today, several employees of Fives Guys in Daphne, Alabama have been fired or suspended over refusing to serve uniformed police officers:

A group of Five Guys employees who refused to serve members of an Alabama police force have been fired or suspended.

The incident took place on Tuesday when three officers of the Daphne Police Department entered a Five Guys restaurant located in a shopping center, according to a local media report detailing the allegations. 

The officers say they returned to their vehicles to retrieve masks to comply with the location’s mask requirement, FOX 10 reported. Once back inside, they allege multiple employees turned their backs to them and refused to serve them.

“Five Guys and the Daphne, AL franchise want to thank the Daphne Police Department for their support in working together toward a resolution. The actions the Daphne, AL franchise have taken include termination and suspension of the employees involved,” Five Guys said Friday in its local Facebook page of Daphne, Ala.

Five Guys did not immediately respond to USA TODAY’s request for comment.

The Daphne store added in its Facebook statement it was temporarily closing the location “for further education and customer service training with a representative from the Daphne Police Department.”

For its part, the Daphne Police Department released a statement Wednesday saying it “appreciates the outpouring of support from our community and from supporters of Law Enforcement across the country. We also want to thank Five Guys on a corporate and  local level. We have been working through this situation and there has been total cooperation.”

It’s infuriating to see the audacity of these employees as they disrespect the same people that would protect them.

If the restaurant were robbed or in danger, who would be these employees first call?

The police of course!

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