• April 19, 2024

“We Don’t Serve Police Officers”: Popular Eatery Denies Food Service To Police Officers

Two North Texas police officers say they were turned away from Whataburger.

Officers Michael Magovern and Cameron Beckham were working off-duty security at a construction site on Interstate 35 overnight and decided to grab a bite to eat at Whataburger on Main Street in Lewisville.

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 said on its Facebook page that is investigating the claim.

“This is 100% not what we stand for at Whataburger and it would never be acceptable to refuse service to a police officer. We want to address this as soon as possible with any parties involved so we can reach out and make this right,” a spokesman for the company said.

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 really strikes a nerve personally and professionally because maybe he’s joking or maybe he’s not, but how do we trust that individual or that company to cook anyone’s food now,” Officer Beckham added.

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