ShakeShack has responded after it was alleged that a member of their Cannon Street (London) team handed a receipt to a police officer for their food that contained the “all cops are b*stards” (ACAB) acronym on it, next to where ‘guest details’ are displayed.
The officer had entered the fast-food restaurant to pick up some food during a meal break.
However, once the officer was handed the receipt, they noticed that it had the ‘ACAB’ acronym next to the ‘guest’ information.
Many people on social media shared their anger at how the police officer appeared to have been treated.
A spokesperson for ‘Shake Shack’ told Emergency Services News:
“Shake Shack is taking this matter very seriously, and our senior leadership team is thoroughly investigating.
“We do not condone this behaviour, or the views expressed.
“We would like to take this opportunity to sincerely apologise for any offence and upset caused”.
The ACAB acronym has become synonymous recently with acts of vandalism and criminal which have been carried out across the capital over recent months.
Only last week, a Metropolitan Police vehicle had the ‘ACAB’ acronym sprayed on its side in yellow paint, meaning that the car had to be taken out of service.
When a police vehicle is taken out of service, then a 999 response teams ability to be able to attend potentially life-threatening calls is hampered.
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