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Fort Worth police say officer was refused service at Wendy’s

Fort Worth police say an officer was refused service at a local Wendy’s restaurant Thursday night.
Fort Worth police say an officer was refused service at a local Wendy’s restaurant Thursday night. Domingo Ramirez

Police in Fort Worth want to know “what’s the beef” after a local Wendy’s restaurant refused to serve an officer, according to the police department’s Twitter account.

A Fort Worth Police Department patrol supervisor went into Wendy’s at Trail Lake Drive and Interstate 20 in southwest Fort Worth at 6 p.m., said police spokesman Sgt. Marc Povero. As he walked to the counter, the employees turned their backs and walked to the back of the kitchen.

The employees stayed in the back and wouldn’t take his order, Povero said. The officer was the only person in the restaurant at the time, and the drive-through employee made eye contact with him and didn’t help him. He left, believing they refused to serve him because he was an officer in uniform.

On Twitter, Wendy’s said the fast food chain is aware of the incident and is “abruptly handling the situation.”

At least one person on Twitter said they wanted to donate gift cards and meals to the officer, and police said they can drop off gift cards at police headquarters, 505 West Felix St.

Spokespeople for Wendy’s were not immediately available for comment Friday morning.

The police department posted some of the information on Twitter late Thursday, tweeting directly at the Wendy’s account, which has been gaining a lot of attention this week for its many witty responses to Twitter trolls and fans alike.

Mark David Smith: 817-390-7808, @MarkSmith_FWST

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