An Alexandria, Virginia  police officer was denied service after a chef refused to cook for an officer in uniform.

The female officer in full uniform walked into the Noodles & Company on Duke St. in Alexandria and was refused service. The cook at the restaurant came out of the kitchen, walked to the cashier and said something in the lines of “you are going to have to take me off the line, because I am not serving that.” The cashier and the cook then exchanged a few words and started laughing at the officer. The officer decided to leave the restaurant when she realized what was happening and called her supervisor.


The officers chief got very upset and went   over to the Noodles & Company where the incident occurred.

A statement from the company reads:

“Noodles & Company expects the highest ethical and personal behavior from its team members. We value each of our guests and are committed to treating every one with dignity and respect. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination.

We are working with the appropriate authorities and local police association representatives to get to the bottom of, and resolve this matter as quickly as possible. We have made efforts to reach out to the police officer involved, but have not yet spoken with her.  We will continue to look into the situation and will take the appropriate actions at the conclusion of this review.” – Noodles & Company


At this point it is not clear what Noodles & Company has done, with either the cook and or the cashier, hopefully they have been relieved of their duties of serving the public, both uniformed and not.

What do you think, should both of these individuals be fired for treating the officer this way?