In light of everything that’s happened recently, can you think of a worse business strategy than insulting police officers by telling them they can’t eat at your restaurant?
The Daily Mail reports:
Restaurant apologizes and offers a free meal to police officers after sparking outrage by asking cops not to eat there
The owner of a Washington state restaurant is apologizing and offering free meals to law enforcement officers after word spread the restaurant did not want officers to dine there.
Xuechuang Li, the son of the of the owner of Lucky’s Teriyaki, said it was all a misunderstanding and apologized for the incident.
Lucky’s Teriyaki has since invited officers to have a free meal on Monday at the restaurant in Sedro-Wooley, about 70 miles north of Seattle, KCPQ-TV reported.
The ordeal came to light after Skagit County Sheriff Will Reichardt confirmed the incident on Facebook, writing four deputies had finished lunch at the restaurant on Thursday and were told not to eat there anymore.
‘I am not often speechless but today I was advised of an incident at the Lucky Teriyaki restaurant in Sedro-Woolley that completely took me by surprise,’ the Facebook post read.
‘Particularly on the heels of the United We Stand by our Law Enforcement event that was such an overpowering show of appreciation for our deputies and officers serving Skagit County.
‘This afternoon 4 Skagit County Sheriff’s office deputies were finishing up lunch at Lucky’s.
‘As 2 deputies went up to pay they were informed by the owner that he requested they not eat there anymore.
‘They were told that other customers didn’t like law enforcement there.’
The sheriff said his chief deputy later called the owner and confirmed the request, and was told to spread the word among law enforcement agencies.
This guy will probably think twice before insulting police like that again.