Restaurant employees fired for refusing to serve officer

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Posted: Jul 29, 2016 5:12 AM

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Two employees have been fired after denying service to a uniformed D.C.-area police officer at a Noodles & Company restaurant.

News outlets report Noodles & Company released a statement Thursday confirming that two of its employees at the Alexandria, Virginia, restaurant were fired. The statement says "discrimination of any kind is never tolerated at Noodles & Company," and extends an apology to the Alexandria Police Department.

Alexandria police spokeswoman Crystal Nosal previously said a female officer in uniform went Monday evening to the restaurant and stood in line. She says a female cook came out from the back and told the cashier, "You better pull me off the line, because I'm not cooking for," then gestured at the officer.

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Nosal says the cashier laughed and the officer left.

The cook and the cashier were the employees fired.