Waffle House Responds After Employee Refused Service To 4 Uniformed Officers

Waffle House corporate headquarters has responded after an employee refused to serve four police officers.

Jennings, LA – Waffle House’s corporate headquarters has issued an apology after four Jennings police officers were denied service at one of their restaurants on Saturday morning.

“It’s sad when 4 police officers are refused service at Waffle House in Jennings…for the simple fact we are police officers,” Jennings Police Officer Ryan Courville said in a Facebook post. “Corporate was called. Just thought I’d share.”

Jennings Police Chief Danny Semmes said he received a call from the Waffle House regional manager shortly after the incident occurred, and that he was “assured the situation would be handled appropriately,” according to his Facebook post.

Chief Semmes added that the regional manager told him that officers “are always welcome at Waffle House.”

Officer Courville agreed that the management team was “extremely helpful and apologetic” in the wake of the incident, according to a later Facebook post.

“Just wanted to clear up that it is not Waffle House or a management problem, but in fact an issue with one employee,” Officer Courville added. “I am by no means bad mouthing the entirety of the business.”

Waffle House’s corporate headquarters also released a statement regarding the refusal of service.

“Our management team has reached out to Chief Semmes and apologized for the incident,” the company said in a statement to KPLC. “We are conducting a full review, and once we get all the facts we will take appropriate action quickly.”

“Our goal is for every customer to have an enjoyable experience,” the corporate office continued. “If we do not deliver on that promise, we work hard to rebuild the customer’s trust.”

Chief Semmes said that the situation was regrettable, but that he hoped everyone could “move forward together.”

Comments (48)
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BLM5
BLM5

Well just why the hell did the employee ‘think’ they could do this to our men in blue????? I hope that employee was fired!

Righton17
Righton17

We see this far too often in our great country. All started when a certain pres called police stupid. I will never forgive him for the hatred he put in people's hearts.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Righton17 are you 10 years old? How did denying officers start with Obama?

I remember a movie called Super Troopers (2001) that did a whole bit about refusing or defiling cops' food. And that was YEARS before Obama. If it was popular enough to be a movie scene, it was happening way before Obama.

Quit lying.

DieselDawg
DieselDawg

Odds are this employee is black. Jessie Jackson was spitting into the food of white customers when he was a young waiter over 50 years ago.

RufusTBoone
RufusTBoone

Who would hire any thug in this modern time after we have all been witness to their destructive and criminal ways? Oh, I guess the waffle house........

Gramercy
Gramercy

I hope he/she was fired also..and is unable to get another position due to his own profiling!

Propolice
Propolice

Keep hiring thugs and see just how angry “we the people” can get.

wildbill38301
wildbill38301

This happened in Jackson TN last year to a THP officer. Our local media refused to cover the story.

shars
shars

Frankly I'm less inclined to eat out anymore because I'm white, I don't want my food poisoned.

RPG156
RPG156

The people that lie in wait for the chance to exert their "power" over a restaurant or coffee shop should be terminated. The public would expect that they be treated fairly and without prejudice as well. The police are part of the public too.

SDLucas
SDLucas

I recently arranged to meet up with a young man from the church I attend who's a rookie "on the job" for the next county South. As the the North end of that county is also the location of the Nearest Waffle House, and on his way home, and I was going to buy him a meal after his shift, I suggested we meet there. His response was that he'd rather go someplace else, because he'd been advised by more senior troopers "they don't like us there". As the instant riot in Chicago, this last weekend, showed, the anti-establishment and anti-cop propaganda has become so widespread and so "mainstream" that the typical low-information and low-income working poor or welfare-riding person may be strongly bigoted against uniformed LEO, because they've been brain-washed into collectivist lies.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

What about contacting the individual officers involved? They took the easy route and contacted the Chief. That's kind of a round-about way of not having to address the officers' complaint by talking to their chief. In fact they should be personally meeting with them, over lunch at the restaurant in order to firmly send the message to their minimum-wage employees that this crap will not be tolerated.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

If this keeps happening then police officers will stop eating at restaurants.

AZBIGDOG
AZBIGDOG

While in uniform I stopped eating at restaurants anywhere I could not see the cook and prep cooks as well as wait staff while they cooked and/or handled my food. I also made sure to check with other officers when they may have issued tickets or arrested the employees of any service business. Finally just did not eat out in uniform.

Laughing
Laughing

What would these employees think if those officers refused to serve them next time they had a robbery or disturbance?

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

"What would these employees think if those officers refused to serve them next time they had a robbery or disturbance?" If they admitted that that was the reason that they refused to serve then they would be in a lot of legal trouble. Waffle House pays taxes and that money is used to pay police women and men to proudly serve,

kgolfinghawaii
kgolfinghawaii

So once again two Richard Cranium morons, we all know which two, say the most ridiculous things. They truly are stupid. The movie the first moron spoke about was just that, a movie, and they were probably trying to make stuff like this happen. It certainly did become ok to do this because of Obama. As for the other idiot, how many times have you heard I pay your salary why don't you find a real criminal.

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

@kgolfinghawaii: It is different when a company like Waffle House says it, and says it to the "higher ups."

Righton17
Righton17

I'm likely a lot older than your punk ass will ever be, and none of this hatred, incivility, or gross attacks were prominent until Obama came on the scene. Now it's daily that we see cops being attacked and I for one hope the cops respond in kind. If a punk like you would be so brazen to attack cops then there is no end to what the are capable of doing and yes I'm assuming you are one of the punk ass thugs as you always stick up for them. KMA.

LEO0301
LEO0301

I know someone on this site who admitted to tainting the food of paying customers. Now this same person lectures us on morality and how evil the men and women of law enforcement are. This same person has also admitted to sucker punching a 60+ year old man and then running away before he had to suffer the consequences of his actions. Yep, I am talking about our resident metrosexual, HCD. Stand up and take a bow, and let everyone take a look at your face.

joaquinradioman
joaquinradioman

I am tired of seeing these stories of officers being disrespected at restaurants...If I was a restaurant owner, I would issue an immediate warning to my employees that if anyone of them did this, they will be fired immediately...NO QUESTIONS ASKED!!!!

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Righton17 Ah. So you're old. We should have never let you people use the internet. You're gullible and the perfect target of the media. The truth is its pretty safe out here statistically, safer than we have ever been. So are cops.

The reason you noticed it more in 2008 is because that was the turning point of social media. Plus you're racist, but that's another story.

You believe cops are in more danger because the media tells you they are. Act your age, not your shoe size, and research some statistics instead of getting your news from tabloids.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Righton17 Oh, and stop all the tough talk.. You're not convincing anyone.

And you're a bitch for the whole "interesting he knew exactly who i was talking about" line. I see like your punk ass boy @LEO0301, you both hail from a generation where hinting at who you're talking about is somehow better than saying their name. Bitches.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 Someone has to deflate neo-Nazi boomer egos like yours. I've already offered to come spar with you when I'm in jacksonville. Trust me, it will be much healthier for you than a leisurely walk on the beach to catch a quick ass beating.

Righton17
Righton17

Old? Perhaps chronologically, but young enough to take your punk ass over my knee. Racist? Not in the least, but I am pragmatic enough to know right from wrong, and you've been wrong every time you've ever posted here. Of course you talk tough on here, where you are safe, it's the only time you get the oopportunity.

Righton17
Righton17

Hi_est is just another punk thug that thinks this is somehow inflating his image among real men, while in truth we see his little boy attitude and do nothing more than laugh at him.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Reply to Burgers All Day: And we will quit taking our families out to their restaurants as well...

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Righton17 😂 don't lecture anyone else about talking tough on the internet. Check the thread, you started it.

it never ceases to amaze me how old guys think they can roll with guys much younger than them. You cant, and its sad that you think you can. I actively spar with guys younger and older than me. I'm 34 and i have to use much more effort on someone 10 years younger than me vice 10 years older than me.

I'd guess you're at least 30 years older than me. Even if you knew how to fight, folding you wouldn't be an issue. Now let's not kid ourselves, we will never meet. But if we did, you would be too afraid to do anything. I mean, the media already scares the shit out of you. You're already shook before you leave your house.

Have you had a chance to check the stats that show you're safer than ever yet? Or are you receiving your daily dose of fear from your favorite news network right now?

LEO0301
LEO0301

What are you, a 10 year old child? Do you really believe I would drive 7 hours to meet you in some school yard to fight you? Seriously, grow the F up. Honestly, you're no different than the thugs in Chicago that kill each other over a wrong look. Besides, I have no doubt you would sucker punch me if given a chance. I mean, isn't that your MO?

Burgers Allday
Burgers Allday

@TarnishedCopper: maybe the family can eat at the restaurant and then get the policepeople in the family some to go to eat at home when the non-police family members get back. That way the family gets to go to the restaurant, but there is no risk of contamination from cooks and preparers that the police officer(s) in the family have arrested in the past. Saliva / booger contamination is gross, but usually not deadly, so I think police officers take that in stride. However, other types of contaminants are more likely to be a real threat to health and not just a gross experience.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 PAUSE. You talked tough first. I guess you thought being a cop meant you had the same kind of authority on the internet?

And as I've said the whole time you've been on this website, you're absolutely the same as every white nationalist loudmouth bitch I've ever met. Tough in numbers, soft as tissue paper by yourself.

You're also afraid to go outside based on what the media feeds you, despite what statistics say. You're not a threat to anyone, and you really should stop talking like you are.

Oh, and you don't live 7 hours from Jacksonville.

Yell2017
Yell2017

It is unfortunate that police can not eat at just any restaurant without repercussions. People need to keep their politics out of the workplace.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 I'm unsure where you got sucker punch from. A 60 year old literal neo-Nazi invaded my personal space and assaulted me by bumping his chest against mine in an intimidating manner. I feared for my safety and those around me after his apparent show of conflict. He bumped his chest against mine, so I bumped my elbow against his jaw. Very, very hard.

I can't change his racist ways, but hopefully he learned to step out of his fantasy world and not physically threaten someone half his age.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 and I call you a racist because you're a racist. It would be wrong to call you a Nazi, because I don't know if you have a Nazi uniform or not and subscribe to their ideologies.

But, you don't need a uniform to be a nationalist son of a bitch. So, I believe racist is a perfectly apt word to describe you, based on your comments.

Photodaleen
Photodaleen

Hi-est, you continually show what kind of idiot you are on this forum and how much a racist you really are.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Photodaleen Yeeeeah. I'm not racist though, and have never said anything racist here. You're gonna have to prove i have, or just accept that you're a liar.

BlueLineGuy
BlueLineGuy

Keyboard warriors, that’s all I have to say.

LEO0301
LEO0301

I don't support any white nationalist movement and the neo-Nazi's are a deplorable group. You on the other hand have come out on this website and publicly supported anti-Semite Louis Farrakhan. Here are a story about Farrakhan that support my contention he is no different than a member of the KKK. Sadly you admire him which shows the kind of person you are. Tell me, do you wear a robe with a hood to cover your face?-

Righton17
Righton17

You may be 34 chronologically, but mentally you're not much older than a 10-year-old. You really think I stand toe to toe with punks like you? I take care of business anyway I see fit. I must really be getting to you and I'm glad, experience counts clown and you have little to none from what I see. Anyway, enough of this childish talk you love so much. Time to move on to important matters that concerns us adults. Do us all a favor and grow the hell up.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Righton17 You spit nonsense with no factual basis. How old and/or dumb does that make you?

Crack a book open once in your life.

LEO0301
LEO0301

No defense for supporting Farrakhan, huh? See how easy it is to turn things around to make you look like a complete and total idiot? lmfao

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LEO0301 no thanks. I don't field unfounded claims.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Oh, you said it alright. You can deny it now, but it's on record. Racist!

BigPapaFrosty
BigPapaFrosty

Waffle house should shut down 24 hours of training not to discriminate! Just like Star sucks did!