A uniformed police officer claimed that he was refused service at a Wendy’s fast-food restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas.
The unnamed officer, who works for the Fort Worth Police Department, said he went inside a Wendy’s at around 6 p.m. on Jan. 5. But he said employees turned their backs on him and walked away, police spokesman Sgt. Marc Povero told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.
The officer was the only person in the restaurant at the time and the drive-through employee made eye contact with him but didn’t respond.
Fort Worth Police tweeted about the incident, asking why a Wendy’s “at Trail Lake and I20 would not serve one of our uniformed officers tonight? #whatsthebeef.”
Wendy’s responded, saying it is “abruptly handling the situation.”
Later that night, it appeared the situation was resolved.
“Thank you to @Wendys for meeting w/us today & confirming your support for law enforcement We appreciate it. #wendysbackstheblue,” the police department then tweeted.
And after that, Wendy’s issued a statement in an attempt to apologize for the confusion.
“In fact, this restaurant welcomes and offers free meals and discounts to all members of law enforcement in uniform in recognition of their service. We value and respect our local police officers and what they do to protect our community. We have been in touch with the police department and we hope to resolve this matter quickly,” Wendy’s said, according to Fox4.