Waffle House has apologized for an incident at one of the company’s restaurants in which four police officers were denied service.
On Saturday morning, the officers stopped for a bite to eat at a store in the southwestern Louisiana city of Jennings but at least one employee refused to serve them because they were cops. Waffle House has been singled out by the SJW social media mob for a series of short video clips that lack context that show officers involved in arrests of people of color.
The videos have been promoted by troublemakers like BLM activist Shaun King and in one case, there were calls for a national boycott of the popular eatery by the daughter of slain civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. although that quickly fizzled.
The police and law enforcement as a whole have been widely demonized by the political left ever since Ferguson and now that top Democrats like 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has called for ICE to be abolished, that will only fuel the animosity that has put targets on the backs of the nation’s cops who are routinely smeared as fascists and Nazis.
Following the snubbing of the officers in Jennings, a Facebook post by one of them attracted much attention.
In a since-deleted post, Officer Ryan Courville wrote:
“It’s sad when 4 police officers are refused service at Waffle House in Jennings…for the simple fact we are police officers,” “Corporate was called. Just thought I’d share.”
He subsequently posted this:
According to Lake Charles NBC affiliate KPLC-7 “Jennings police officers allegedly refused service at Waffle House”:
Four police officers were allegedly refused service at a Jennings Waffle House Saturday morning, according to Police Chief Danny Semmes.
A Facebook post made by an officer said that they were refused service simply because they are police officers. It has been shared over 800 times.
Semmes says that Waffle House’s regional manager called shortly after the incident to apologize and say that is not their policy. They added that they will rectify the situation.
Semmes said, “We hope this is an isolated incident and that we can all move forward.”
Waffle House’s corporate headquarters released the following statement:
“Our management team has reached out to Chief Semmes and apologized for the incident. We are conducting a full review, and once we get all the facts we will take appropriate action quickly. Our goal is for every customer to have an enjoyable experience. If we do not deliver on that promise, we work hard to rebuild the customer’s trust.”
Jennings Police Department Chief Danny Semmes acknowledged that the corporation had assured him that the situation was being handled.
It is unknown how Waffle House intends to deal with the errant employee but they would all but certainly have to fire the individual.
Just another skirmish from the front lines of the war on cops.