Thursday, March 22, 2012

Donut Shop Refuses to Service Military Members

WENY-TV [Horseheads, NY]
21 March 2012

Rumors Abound At Local Dunkin' Donuts (VIDEO)

Walter Smith-Randolph

ELMIRA, NY (WENY-TV) -- It started with Facebook comments then e-mails and even phone calls.

Several viewers wanted to let us know that two U.S. military members were allegedly denied service at the Dunkin’ Donuts on Church and Madison.

Here’s one: "Can you please look in to this story -- Dunkin’ Donuts in Elmira wouldn't serve military members in uniform."

Owners of the downtown Elmira store wouldn't speak with us on camera or by phone today.

They had us call a national spokesperson who released a statement, reading in part -- "We take matters like this very seriously and when we learned of the complaint we immediately conducted an investigation. The franchise owner has no record of an alleged incident, and assures us that this is not true." [...]