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Old 03-05-2015, 07:42 PM
 
Location: Georgia
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I was amazed that any cop orders any food they want at a chik-fil-a and I watched the manager come over and swipe a card that read on the screen "cop free" or something like that and wah-lah. free food. The one I witnessed ordered $15 worth of food and then whips out his fireman pen-pusher ID and then gets free food. No he wasnt in uniform either. It was magical, poof! free food. No charm was included with his order and may have well been in line at the school cafeteria.

 
Old 03-05-2015, 08:25 PM
 
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Many businesses do this as a courtesy.

Even when I was a kid working cashier jobs, cops always got everything free.

The real reason it's done is because businesses know that when they take care of police, the police take care of them in return. I guarantee if there is ever a problem at a Chick-fil-a, the police are there in two shakes.
 
Old 03-06-2015, 05:39 AM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Police officers have a difficult enough job, and they lay their lives on the line everyday; don't gripe about one of their few "perks". Really people, I am glad that Chick-fil-a thinks about our first responders.
 
Old 03-06-2015, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Herndon, VA
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It's one of the hidden perks of being a cop that no one talks about when discussing their compensation. Add along with that they never pay a cover for a bar (even strip clubs), rarely get speeding tickets, allowed to take their family places (as far as one county over) in their take home cruiser at tax payer's expense, etc. It's a crappy job, but no one makes them take it. Being a coal miner is a crappy job, and more people have died or gotten a terminal illness doing it than being a police officer. But you don't see them getting all these bonuses, so I don't see how that plays into the equation.

Our country loves "heroes", and likes to reward them. I'm not anti-cop, (worked for a federal law enforcement agency for 12 years and appreciate them for what they do) but I'll never forget them driving by and refusing to stop or help when people were getting crap beat out of them during the Rodney King riots. How's that for first response? Very few of them deserve the attention they get.
 
Old 03-06-2015, 06:50 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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I think it's entirely up to the business establishment to provide such. If you don't like it, don't patronize them.
 
Old 03-06-2015, 07:02 AM
 
Location: Lake Spivey, Georgia
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Rodney King and others are exceptions; they have nothing to do with the other 99.9% that selflessly do their duty everyday. I am very thankful for police officers, and less I have been the "victim" of more than one speeding ticket. From my experience, you don't have negative contact with police officers if you do what you are suppose to do. I know that things like racial profiling exists, but with the diversity of law enforcement in the City of Atlanta and the suburbs, I think it is less likely here.
 
Old 03-06-2015, 07:38 AM
 
Location: NW Atlanta
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QuikTrip does the same thing with their beverages.
 
Old 03-06-2015, 08:33 AM
 
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What's the company policy if it's a gay firefighter in uniform?
 
Old 03-06-2015, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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In many states such as Alaska cops are prohibited from taking free anything. If the owner keeps insisting then you are directed to leave the amount of the bill on the counter or table when you leave.
 
Old 03-06-2015, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Atlanta and St Simons Island, GA
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QuikTrip does the same thing with their beverages.
Which is why often you see a police car outside both establishments. Not a bad idea. What armed robber is going to take that situation on?
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