The McDonald’s employee who put mustard in the soda beverages of two police officers was fired, according to the franchise.
Tom Dobski, the franchisee, said that the company is “shocked by the isolated actions of a single employee,” reports WIBW.
“All customers, including local law enforcement officers who protect and serve our communities, are always welcome at our restaurants,” Dobski declared. “We proudly support police officers and all divisions of first responders at our restaurants across northeast Kansas.”
The incident allegedly happened Friday night, when an officer went through the drive-thru of a Topkea McDonald’s. He asked for a Dr. Pepper, only to discover that mustard had been poured in it.
An image of his soda with mustard in it circulated throughout social media. The Facebook group Kansas GOING BLUE posted a picture of it on their group page, writing “This is extremely unacceptable!!”
The Topeka Police Department, after discussing it with the district attorney’s office, will be opening a criminal investigation into the matter.
The restaurant is cooperating with the investigation, according to the police department.
The Kansas Highway Patrol said that one of their troopers also found mustard in his drink not long ago.
A restaurant in Alexandria, Va. also fired two employees who refused service to a female officer in uniform. Two employees at Noodles & Company apparently refused to give service to the officer and cracked a joke about her. After conducting an internal review, management fired the two employees and issued a statement condemning discrimination of any form. (RELATED:Restaurant Fires Employees Who Refused Police Officer Service)
“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 said in an apology to the police.
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