Dunkin’ Donuts Apologizes After Brooklyn Franchise Refuses to Serve Cops

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The owner of a Dunkin’ Donuts plans to meet with two police officers who say they were denied service at his franchise in Brooklyn so that he can apologize in person, according to a police union and a statement from the global doughnut company.

The two officers, who are members of the 73rd Precinct’s detective squad, were in plain clothes but had their badges and pistols on their belts when they entered the Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin-Robbins location at 1993 Atlantic Ave. on Sunday, according to the Detectives’ Endowment Association, a police union.  

When the two detectives went up to the counter to order ice cream they were ignored by the clerk, the union said. The clerk asked a man standing behind the officers for his order and when the man mentioned that the two officers were in front of him, the clerk said: “I know, but I don’t serve cops,” according to the union.

NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill and Mayor Bill de Blasio condemned the incident.

“If it’s what you describe, it’s someone being really stupid and unfair to our police officers,” de Blasio said when asked about the situation on Thursday.

Michael Palladino, the president of the Detectives’ Endowment Association, threatened to lead a boycott of the doughnut chain if its corporate parent, Dunkin’ Brands, didn’t apologize to the entire NYPD. He has also criticized the city’s political leaders, who he said have created hostility towards police.

On Thursday, Dunkin’ Brands spokeswoman Michelle King released a statement saying that the owner of the franchise let the company know about the snub immediately upon learning of it this week.

“He contacted one of the police officers involved to personally apologize for any negative experience he may have had in his store,” King’s statement read.

King said the owner is meeting with the police officers in person to make amends.

It’s not known if the worker involved has faced or will face any sort of discipline for the apparent snub.

The corporate apology didn’t include the entire NYPD, so it’s unclear if Palladino’s threat to lead a large boycott stands.

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11 thoughts on “Dunkin’ Donuts Apologizes After Brooklyn Franchise Refuses to Serve Cops

  1. That clerk deserves a medal.

    And he’s lucky they didn’t feel “threatene, “so opened fire, discharging all rounds in my weapon until I felt the threat was neutralized….”

  2. Don’t most businesses display a sign reading, “We reserve the right to refuse service to anyone.”?
    What makes such a declaration illegal?

  3. The owner had better apologize to the hive, if he knows what’s good for him. Ah, so boycotts do work…..

  4. I salute the clerk for his courage. He knows who the bad guys are.

    *** Michael Palladino, the president of the Detectives’ Endowment Association, threatened to lead a boycott of the doughnut chain if its corporate parent, Dunkin’ Brands, didn’t apologize to the entire NYPD. He has also criticized the city’s political leaders, who he said have created hostility towards police. ***

    No, dumbass, the police have created hostility toward themselves with their thuggish behavior, and that’s a fact.

    If the NYPD had a lick of sense, they’d take an incident like this as a wake-up call and maybe engage in a little introspection. But no…nothing can ever be their fault. They’re always the ones being wrongfully persecuted. (Pop quiz: Which other group, or (((tribe))), also embraces that mentality?)

    Also, I have a feeling that a police boycott of Dunkin’ Donuts would be more painful to the pigs than to DD.

  5. “The owner of a Dunkin’ Donuts plans to meet with two police officers who say they were denied service at his franchise in Brooklyn so that he can apologize in person, according to a police union and a statement from the global doughnut company.”

    That’s right, you sniveling coward. Fall to your knees and lick pig boot, you worthless excuse for a human being. Your not even fit to be called a peasant.
    It’s people like this, bowing and scraping to their perceived, so called masters, who have helped perpetuate the untenable and unconscionable f–king mess that we find ourselves in.
    When your done sucking cop dick, do the rest of us a favor and kill yourself.

  6. Well I have to capitalize on this issue.

    I see marketing value here.

    I’m going franchise my own personal donut chain.

    Just so the law enforcement doesn’t feel discriminated against.

    It’s called….drum roll plz…..

    “Drunken Donuts.”

    I already have a corporate slogan for it.

    “There’s a Drunken Donuts Near You and Our Donut Holes are Lodge Blue.”

    Plus we put three shots off vodka in every cup of coffee..

    Just to take the edge off your day when you shoot a homeless person sleeping in the park.

  7. “I know, but I don’t serve cops,” according to the union.”

    Serve ’em LEAD.

    “King said the owner is meeting with the police officers in person to make amends.”

    HE’D BETTER BRING A GUN!!!!!

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