Five Guys employees in Daphne, Ala., Who are reported to have been three police officers who have been released, have been fired or suspended, the restaurant said.
“Five Guys and the franchise Daphne, AL would like to thank the Daphne Police Department for their support in working together to find a solution,” Five Guys said in a statement on Friday to the people involved. “
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A local Fox 10 news agency reported that police officers were denied service on Tuesday evening by several Five Guys employees.
Officials claim that six or seven employees in the facility turned their backs on officials when they entered the restaurant chain. According to reports, an official heard an employee say, “I am not serving them.”
The officers then went and went to another restaurant.
“The Daphne police appreciate the support from our community and law enforcement supporters across the country,” the Daphne police said in a statement earlier this week. “We would also like to thank Five Guys at company and local level.”
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“The Daphne Police Department does not believe that the actions of a few employees represent Five Guys as a whole,” the statement said.
The statement added that the Daphne police wanted to clear up some misinformation that had spread on social media.
The officers first entered the building and then returned to their vehicles after remembering the applicable face mask requirements. “All three officers wore masks the entire time they were in the house,” the police said.
When they were back inside, the employees reportedly turned away from the officials.
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The Five Guys is located in Jubilee Square shopping center, according to Fox 10, and is currently closed to provide additional training for all employees.
“We apologize to these officials and would also like to make it clear that Five Guys and its franchisees are committed to treating all customers fairly, respectfully and on an equal footing,” said Five Guys’s statement. “We will continue to investigate the matter.”
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