A Whataburger worker who refused to serve two police officers is no longer employed at the burger chain, the company confirmed to CNBC.
"We were appalled to hear of an employee refusing service to two officers, as we have proudly served first responders across our system for decades. As soon as we heard of this isolated incident, we began our own internal investigation overnight," the company wrote in a statement.
The incident occurred at a restaurant in Lewisville, Texas, about 25 miles north of Dallas.
In addition to cutting ties with the employee, Whataburger has invited the officers to return to the restaurant.
This is not the first time in recent weeks a restaurant employee has gotten into trouble for refusing to serve an officer. Earlier this month, Arby's apologized after a police officer was denied service at a Florida restaurant and fired one employee and suspended another.