I've been meaning to comment on this story about police officers being refused service at a NYC Dunkin Donuts.
The cops are right to boycott the particular Dunkin franchise and the corporate offices are correct in instructing other franchisees not to say a damn thing about the situation because this could quickly turn into Dunkin Donuts' worst nightmare.
The story I've always been told is that in the 1970's Dunkin Donuts started to offer police officers free coffee and donuts because they were always getting robbed. A mostly cash business that was open all sorts of hours was a magnet for junkies and criminals. Then a sudden and increased police presence was a massive deterrent to the idea that a Dunkin's was an easy mark for a quick robbery. Problem solved and all it cost was some coffee and donuts that would have gone bad anyways.
Now if the police start boycotting Dunkin locations because of some douchebag's sense of entitlement - never mind the bad publicity - how soon before the criminals start targeting the locations being boycotted by the police? How quickly do you think cops will be to speed to those locations when the distress calls comes into dispatch? Once again Dunkin locations become easy marks for quick cash by those desperate for a fix. And how willing would customers feel about going to a place that could be robbed at any time? Revenue and stock prices would plummet.
My guess is all it would take is a couple of pistol whippings before everyone is back to loving seeing the boys in blue pulling up in their squad cars again. Even the entitled douchebags.