WA Cheesecake Factory Refuses to Serve Armed Officers
Cheesecake Factory apologizes after 6 uniformed officers refused from Washington location pic.twitter.com/PRrvQZI6W1
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Correctional officers were reportedly asked to leave a Washington Cheesecake Factory outlet because they were carrying their service weapons.
Washington State Corrections Officer Miriam Nichols posted a message to The Cheesecake Factory Facebook page explaining that she had been refused service for carrying her firearm into a Tacoma-area outlet of the restaurant chain.
Cheesecake Factory Corporate Headquarters released a statement apologizing for the incident and explaining that the managers at the Tacoma restaurant misunderstood the policy.
The company also replied to Nichols' Facebook post, writing, "Miriam, our policy is to allow uniformed and identified law enforcement officials to possess their service weapons on our premises. To the extent that there was a miscommunication of our policy, we sincerely apologize."
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