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Published: Mon, October 05, 2015
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Connecticut Dunkin' Donuts worker refuses to serve police officer

Connecticut Dunkin' Donuts worker refuses to serve police officer

The company's national office issued a statement apologizing for the franchise's behavior: "The crew member exhibited poor judgment and apologized immediately to the police officer". The Providence police union is speaking out after an officer received a cup of coffee with the (hashtag) blacklivesmatter written on it.

'The franchisee in both cases have apologized on behalf of their employees to the police and very much regret the situations'.

"The cop later discovered that the employee wrote "#blacklivesmatter" on the cup.

West Hartford police say they were surprised by all of this because generally the community is supportive of them. Another member, Clarence Gough, said: 'When we get a call for service, we don't ask if the person is black or white.

The Company operates business through four segments: Dunkin' Donuts-U.S., Dunkin' Donuts global, Baskin-Robbins international and Baskin-Robbins-U.S. Dunkin' Donuts-U.S. section is a United States QSR concept and markets donut and bagel groups for servings. The manager brought out the employee to apologize to the West Hartford police officer.

The regional manager was notified of the incident and later met with the officer to apologize for the employees actions telling him that the matter would be handled.

Connecticut Dunkin' Donuts worker refuses to serve police officer
Connecticut Dunkin' Donuts worker refuses to serve police officer

Then on Saturday, an officer was refused service at a Dunkin' Donuts in West Hartford, Connecticut.

"Dunkin" Donuts and our franchisees share a commitment to the well-being and fair treatment of all our guests. Would you drink it? "When is this silliness going to end".

The Providence FOP was scheduled to meet and discuss the incident Sunday, according to GoLocalProv.com. "If a guy goes in for a cup of coffee at a place we know, where we're patrons at, and they've always been great with us, do we have to worry?"

 

"Their closure [of the stores] presents Dunkin' Donuts with an opportunity to re-enter many trade areas with full-menu traditional restaurants". He said a woman even stopped by the department and left some muffins -ironically, from Dunkin' Donuts - with a note saying that officers don't deserve to be treated that way and that the department is appreciated.

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