Burger King has fired five employees at the Clovis Burger King that were responsible for selling to a New Mexico police officer a burger of poor quality and drawing a picture of a pig on the wrapper.
Clovis Police Officer Timo Rosenthal was wearing his uniform during a break when he stopped to order a hamburger at the Clovis Burger King on Thursday afternoon, Aug. 8, according to KRQE.
Rosenthal was shocked when he was given his food in a bag with a picture of a pig drawn on it, and the hamburger was burned and was of very poor quality, according to Rosenthal.
Burger King said it has investigated and has found the people responsible for the picture of the pig.
Five employees that were responsible for the incident have been fired, according to KRQE.
The VP of Burger King in Clovis said in a statement that the franchise does not support that kind of treatment of anyone, especially law enforcement.
The chief of the Clovis Police Department said that he is disappointed that any of his officers are treated in a disrespectful and derogatory way, according to KRQE.
“This is totally wrong and it’s not the way New Mexico should ever be,” a New Mexico man said.
“What occurred is unacceptable and not in line with our brand values. When made aware of the incident, the restaurant owner immediately reached out to the officer involved to apologize and terminated the team members involved,” a representative for Burger King said in a statement to Fox News. “The restaurant is offering free meals to uniformed officers and will provide a catered lunch to the police department as a gesture of goodwill.”