Whataburger has fired an employee for turning away two Texas police officers.

Officers Michael Magovern and Cameron Beckham visited the Lewisville location overnight. They say that before they could order, an employee told them, “We don’t serve police officers.”

The employee said nothing else, so Magovern and Beckham left and went to Dairy Queen.

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Whataburger said in a statement that the company was “appalled” to hear about the incident and that the employee involved has since been fired.

The police officers were also invited back to Whataburger so that the restaurant can apologize in person.

We were appalled to hear of an employee refusing service to two officers, as we have proudly served first responders...

Posted by Whataburger on Wednesday, September 16, 2015


Fox4News.com reported:

Officer Magovern said he still loves Whataburger and doesn’t want to throw them under the bus. He believes this is a problem with one location or one employee.

“We’ve seen it on social media. We heard it on the news.  You know, 17 years as a firefighter and now 13 years as a police officer this is the first time this has ever happened to me,” he said.

“It really strikes a nerve personally and professionally because maybe he's joking or maybe he's not, but how do we trust that individual or that company to cook anyone's food now," Officer Beckham added.

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