McDonald’s refused to serve an army veteran, who served in the United States military in Afghanistan, due to his necklace.
Jonathan Nagel tried to buy a Quarter Pounder with cheese in McDonald’s in Everett, Washington but the staff refused to serve him due to his 10cm talon-shaped blade necklace.
He was asked by the manager to remove the necklace as there were children around and the army veteran removed the necklace.
Despite removing the necklace, he was told to leave the restaurant that left Nagel furious.
Nagel said that he’s fought for his country and he’s not the one who goes around attacking people. He said he deserves to buy a burger without being discriminated against.
The incident left the army veteran disappointed as he told KING-TV: “I’m a martial artist. I’m not the type of guy that goes around attacking people. I fought for this country, I deserve to be here.”
“I deserve a Quarter Pounder with cheese if I want one, I don’t deserve to be discriminated against.”
However, the owner of the McDonald’s branch in Everett, Washington, Alefa Eserjose said he was just following the rules and “Safety and security of our guests and crew” are their first priority.
Eserjose said he asked him to remove his 10cm talon-shaped blade necklace as there were children at the restaurant and this is against their rules.
He also said that he will continue to ensure the safety and security of their guests and crew.
He told Fox News: “We will continue to ensure our restaurants are a safe space open to anyone in the community where customers and crew feel comfortable.”
McDonald’s has been slammed for refusing to serve the army veteran after the incident.
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