Officers Michael Magovern and Cameron Beckham were working off-duty security at a construction site on Interstate 35 on Tuesday night and decided to grab a bite at Whataburger on Main Street in Lewisville.
Fox News reported Magovern said before he could even order, a man behind the counter looked at him and said, “We don’t serve police officers.”
The officers thought he was joking, but the man behind the counter didn’t say anything else. They ended up leaving and got food at Dairy Queen instead.
Whataburger apologized profusely in a statement released midday Wednesday.
“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. The employee that refused service is no longer employed with Whataburger. We’ve also invited the officers back today so we can apologize in person and make this right.”
Source: Fox News
Officer Magovern said he still loves Whataburger and doesn’t want to throw them under the bus. He believes this is a problem with one location or one employee.
“We’ve seen it on social media. We heard it on the news. You know, 17 years as a firefighter and now 13 years as a police officer this is the first time this has ever happened to me,” he said.
It should not happen at all…period.