Target: Waffle House CEO Joe W. Rogers
Goal: Issue an apology to Navy officer allegedly denied service for having his service weapon.
A uniformed Navy officer was eating at a Waffle House, but claims he was asked to leave because of his service weapon, which was holstered on his side. However, Waffle House’s policy is said to exclude law enforcement from this rule.
It wasn’t until his food was brought that the server, he says, told him to get rid of his weapon or leave. He says he thanked the server and kindly left. It was unnecessary and disrespectful to refuse service to a member of law enforcement when their policy seems to allow them to carry their weapons.
If he’d had intentions on using the weapon, he would’ve kept it hidden and already used it instead of waiting patiently to order and eat. It should’ve been clear that he wasn’t a threat. Demand Waffle House apologize for mistreating and refusing to serve a Navy officer who dedicated his life to protecting them.
Dear Waffle House CEO Joe W. Rogers,
A Navy officer says that he was refused service — because his weapon was holstered at his side — even though Waffle House’s policy is said to allow law enforcement officials to carry. He was told to get rid of his weapon or leave, so he left. Since the officer was clearly no threat and the policy allows him to carry, the server should’ve never mistreated him like this. He was shown no respect, despite his sacrifice for Americans, including the rude server.
The situation was handled poorly. We urge you to issue an apology to him for the disrespectful way he was treated by Waffle House employees.
[Your Name Here]
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