An employee at a McDonald's restaurant in Florida has been fired after allegedly refusing to serve a couple of paramedics, allegedly over worker's reluctance to serve "everyone with a sign."
"We are aware of the unfortunate incident that occurred at one of our restaurants last night, "Casper's Company, a McDonald's franchisee operating over 60 Florida restaurants, wrote in a Facebook post earlier this month . “We, like you, were upset and disappointed and took immediate action. The staff is laid off. "
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The first incident reportedly happened last Wednesday, at a McDonald's location in Madeira Beach, according to a now inaccessible Facebook post shared by one of the paramedics on Wednesday night, reported Miami Herald.
By post, paramedic Anthony Quinn of Sunstar Paramedics claimed that the employee said, "We do not serve your species here," and that the restaurant refuses service to "officers" and "anyone who has noticed," according to the Herald. to order, but was also denied service.
Quinn later took to Facebook to say he regrets sharing the event via the social media platform, as "there were other ways the situation could have been handled." He also thanked McDonald's owners for taking "appropriate action" in the wake of the alleged incident.
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Casper & # 39; s Company, which operates 64 restaurants in the Tampa and Jacksonville areas, confirmed that the company has apologized to Quinn.
"What happened does not reflect the values of our brand, our franchise, or the love and admiration we have consistently shown to our law enforcement and first responders, "the franchisee wrote in his Facebook post." We have reached out to offer our sincere apologies. "
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A McDonald's corporate representative was not immediately available for to comment.