SEVERAL Five Guys employees have been reportedly terminated or suspended after refusing to serve three police officers earlier this week.
According to a statement released by the Five Guys location in Daphne, Alabama, the location closed to allow further education and customer service training with a respresneative from the Daphne Police Department.
"Please know that the actions and sentiments of a few employees in Daphne, AL do not represent Five Guys or the local franchisee," Five Guys wrote on Twitter. "The actions the Daphne, AL franchise have taken include termination and suspension of the employees involved."
The fast-food franchise said it believes in "fair, respectful and equal treatment for all customers."
After the event, rumors surfaced that the police officers did not wear masks and that contributed to the reason they were refused service.
However, the police department stated all three officers were wearing masks the entire time.
On Thursday, the Daphne Police Department released a statement thanking their community and supports of Law enforcement across the country for their support.
"We also want to thank Five Guys on a corporate and local level," they said. "We have been working through this situation and there has been total cooperation. The Daphne Police Department does not think that the actions of a few employees represents Five Guys as a whole."
The Daphne location reopened on July 10 at 4 p.m.
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