A local Noodles & Company restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia just hit the headlines recently. And this time it’s not very good news for the company.
It was said that 2 of their employees have bullied a uniformed Alexandria, Virginia, police officer and denied dinner service.
A female cook came out to the register to tell the cashier, “You better pull me off the line, because I’m not serving that,” gesturing toward the officer with disrespect.
The police officer knew what was going on but decided not to make a scene so she just left and said, “I guess you don’t want my money.”
But sure enough, the police officer reported the incident to her superior, and Alexandria Police Chief Earl Cook was not so happy about it.
Fox 5 reported:
Chief Cook decided to pay a visit to the restaurant and speak with management about their disrespectful employees. Soon, the Noodles & Company cook and cashier would find out how big of a mistake they had made, and it’s safe to say the disrespectful duo aren’t laughing anymore.
“Well, your first response as a police officer is anger,” Cook said of the moment his officer told him what happened. “These are very difficult times right now with our relations with everyone, and to have one of my officers treated in that manner unnecessarily — your first response is anger, then you calm down a bit.”
This has been by far the most disrespectful incident that happened to our police force.
“I must say we have tremendous support from the Alexandria business community, so this is an anomaly for one of my officers to walk into a business and run into this type of attitude,” Cook added.
Sure enough, those employees paid the price of their disrespect.
Noodles & Company issued a statement:
“Noodles & Company expects the highest ethical and personal behavior from its team members. We value each of our guests and are committed to treating everyone with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination.
“We are working with the appropriate authorities and local police association representatives to get to the bottom of and resolve this matter as quickly as possible. We have made efforts to reach out to the police officer involved, but have not yet spoken with her. We will continue to look into the situation and will take the appropriate actions after this review.”