Virginia police refused service at Noodles & Co due to cop animosity
A police officer in Northern Virginia became the latest witness to the widespread cop animosity at restaurants across the country as she was refused service at a Noodles & Co outlet.
A woman working at the Alexandria outlet of Noodles & Co told the cashier that she will not serve the police officer. She was speaking loudly to as to make the officer hear her, according to the officials with the Alexandria Police Department. The cook motioned towards the officer and she and the cashier started to laugh.
The female officer in her uniform told them "I guess you don't want my money," and left. She then reported the incidence to her supervisor. Noodles & Co. executives have announced that they have fired two workers over the incident.
The company said in a statement that they "concluded the two team members in question acted inappropriately and we immediately terminated their employment. Further, we want to extend our apologies to the entire Alexandria Police Department for the comments made by our team member. We have the utmost respect for law enforcement officials and value the relationship we have built with the local Alexandria Police Department over the years."
The company executives also apologized "for the inexcusable actions of these individuals" to the officer, who entered the restaurant on Monday night.