Manager at Texas Whataburger denies service to detective because of his gun

Play Video Play Loaded: 0% Progress: 0% Remaining Time -0:00 This is a modal window. Foreground — White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan — Opaque Semi-Opaque Background — White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan — Opaque Semi-Transparent Transparent Window — White Black Red Green Blue Yellow Magenta Cyan — Opaque Semi-Transparent Transparent Font Size 50% 75% 100% 125% 150% 175% 200% 300% 400% Text Edge Style None Raised Depressed Uniform Dropshadow Font Family Default Monospace Serif Proportional Serif Monospace Sans-Serif Proportional Sans-Serif Casual Script Small Caps Defaults Done Whataburger is apologizing after a manager at a southeast Texas store refused to serve a police officer because of his gun. KTRK-TV reports that a plain-clothes detective walked into the restaurant on Parkwood Drive in Friendswood, about 20 miles southeast of Houston, on Thursday morning. His gun was holstered at his side, next to his badge. When the manager wouldn’t serve him, he said that he was a Friendswood police officer, the department told KTRK. But he left when that didn’t sway the Whataburger employee. The fast-food chain decided to prohibit open carrying of guns in its stores when Texas’ open-carry law went into effect in 2016 — but carved out an exception for law-enforcement officers. (Whataburger still allows concealed carry.) Whataburger said in a statement that it was reaching out to apologize to the detective about the "unfortunate misunderstanding" and that the company would work to retrain its employees on the open-carry policy. "We want to […]

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