Lewisville Whataburger “Don’t Serve Police”


LEWISVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) – Two police officers explained that the workers at a North Texas fast food restaurant did not serve them Tuesday night because of the uniforms that they were wearing.

Officer Cameron Beckham and reserve deputy Michael Magovern were set to work overnight trafficsecurity at a construction area along Stemmons Freeway. But prior to the start of their shift, they stopped by a Whataburger location in Lewisville for a bite to eat.  

The visit did not turn out so well.

According to the officers, workers at the restaurant denied them service. An employee told the men, “We don’t serve police.”

Strawn City Deputy Marshall Michael Magovern spoke with 1080 KRLD’s Emily Trube.

“He said it with a straight face, no smile and just stared at us” said Magovern. “Even if he was joking I’m not going to eat here because I don’t trust that.”

Magovern says that he knows Whataburger, as a company, to be very supportive of law enforcement.

“I knew right off the top this was not a Whataburger corporate issue” said Magovern. “This was a single location, employee with a problem issue.”

Whataburger responded to the situation Tuesday night on Twitter, calling the restaurant’s actions “completely unacceptable” and promising to “address this as soon as possible.”

The officers plan to discuss this issue with Whataburger’s corporate executives on Wednesday afternoon, including a meeting with the area’s district manager. They believe that this is an isolated incident related to just this one restaurant. Employees at the Lewisville location would not comment further.


7 thoughts on “Lewisville Whataburger “Don’t Serve Police”

  1. “Magovern says that he knows Whataburger, as a company, to be very supportive of law enforcement.”

    Naturally. ALL commerce welcomes the ICM enforcers.

    Too many corporate executives would be tarred & feathered (at the very least) without their protection.

  2. serve em.. serve the shit out of them..fatten them up.. thanksgiving is on its way, you want sprinkles on that ?

  3. Apparently, the employee never watched the movie, “Super Troopers”:

    “Farva: Give me a double bacon cheeseburger.

    Dimpus Burger Guy: [into mic] Double baco cheeseburger. It’s for a cop.

    Farva: What the hell’s that all about? You gonna spit in it now?

    Dimpus Burger Guy: No, I just told him that so he makes it good.

    [into mic]

    Dimpus Burger Guy: Don’t spit in that cop’s burger.

    Farva: Yeah, thanks.

    Second Dimpus Guy: Roger, holding the spit.

    Farva: Gimme a pie… apple.

    Dimpus Burger Guy: Want me to hold the spit? Hah, just kidding officer Farva.


    Dimpus Burger Guy: Want me to dimpa-size your meal for 25 cents?

    Farva: Want me to punch-a-size your face, for free?

    Dimpus Burger Guy: It’s only 25 cents, and look how much more you get.”

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