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ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Two Virginia Noodles and Company employees have been fired after an Alexandria police officer says they refused to serve her Monday evening.

A representative with the International Union Police of Associations (IUPA) tells WUSA, the female officer tried to order from the restaurant, located at 3105 Duke Street.

The IPAU says incident happened when the officer, who does not want to be identified, was waiting in line to place her order.

Noodles and Co., located at 3105 Duke Street. (Google Maps)

Noodles and Co., located at 3105 Duke Street. (Google Maps)

She said a cook at the restaurant came to the front counter and said they refused to cook the officer’s meal. At that point, she said employees started laughing about the statement.

The officer then left the location and reported the incident to her supervisor. The IPAU says the officer was “really shaken up” by the incident.

The firing comes after an investigation by the restaurant’s management and an apology by the popular restaurant chain.

“We have concluded the two team members in question acted inappropriately and we immediately terminated their employment,” Noodles and Company said in a statement to WUSA. “The views and actions of these individuals are in no way reflective of the Company or team at our Alexandria location. We want to thank the entire Alexandria Police Department for their assistance in this investigation. We have spoken with the officer involved and apologized for the inexcusable actions of these individuals.”

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