A worker at a McDonald’s restaurant in Florida was fired this week after refusing to serve “anyone with a badge,” tossing two paramedics from the store during the evening rush hour.
“Sunstar paramedic Anthony Quinn accused the employee at the McDonald’s in Madeira Beach of refusing to provide service to him and his partner, according to a review he left,” reports ABC Tampa Bay.
“Quinn’s review stated that he went into the restaurant in his uniform to use the restroom when the employee told him ‘we don’t accept officers in here.’ After telling her that he wasn’t an officer she proceeded to say that they didn’t accept ‘anyone with a badge,’” adds the article.
“We don’t serve your kind here,” said the employee.
The fast-service restaurant released a statement regarding the incident.
“We are aware of the unfortunate incident that took place at one of our restaurants last night. We, like you, were upset and disappointed and took immediate action. The employee has been terminated. What occurred does not reflect the values of our brand, our franchise, or the love and admiration we have demonstrated consistently for our friends in law enforcement and first responders. We have reached out to offer our sincerest apology.”
Read the full report here.