A McDonald’s worker got fired after refusing to serve a pair of paramedics who attempted to order a meal and telling them that “anyone with a badge” isn’t welcome at the restaurant.
The mischievous Florida employee got reprimanded after one of the paramedics, Anthony Quinn, took the matter to Facebook and claimed that the female worker told him that “we don’t serve your kind here.”
The incident occurred at a branch in Madeira Beach, Florida, and resulted in the employee getting fired.
“I am at work, in my Sunstar paramedic uniform. I walk into McDonalds [sic] just to use the bathroom and an employee goes we don’t accept officers in here,” Quinn revealed in his post.
“I tell her I’m not an officer. She then says anyone with a badge. then says it to my partner as he walks in to order food, says we don’t serve your kind here. Just insane how people are.”
The hardworking man’s post quickly went viral and was relayed to Caspers Company which is responsible for the management of the branch in question.
“We are aware of the unfortunate incident that took place at one of our restaurants last night. We, like you, were upset and disappointed and took immediate action. The employee has been terminated,” they wrote in their post.
“What occurred does not reflect the values of our brand, our franchise, or the love and admiration we have demonstrated consistently for our friends in law enforcement and first responders. We have reached out to offer our sincerest apology.”
After the incident, Quinn has also deleted his original Facebook post and accepted the company’s apology.
“In my frustration of the situation I took to social media which probably wasn’t the best. There were other ways the situation could have been handled, that’s my fault and I apologize,” he wrote.
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