Virginia restaurant employees fired for refusing to serve officer

(AP)

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Two employees have been fired after denying service to a uniformed D.C.-area police officer at a Noodles & Company restaurant.

News outlets report Noodles & Company released a statement Thursday confirming that two of its employees at the Alexandria, Virginia, restaurant were fired. The statement says “discrimination of any kind is never tolerated at Noodles & Company,” and extends an apology to the Alexandria Police Department.

Alexandria police spokeswoman Crystal Nosal previously said a female officer in uniform went Monday evening to the restaurant and stood in line. She says a female cook came out from the back and told the cashier, “You better pull me off the line, because I’m not cooking for,” then gestured at the officer.

Nosal says the cashier laughed and the officer left.

The cook and the cashier were the employees fired.

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