Restaurant apologizes for giving free lunches to police officers and issued a statement which reads in part:
“The decision was made in haste after a night of destruction and looting. It was insensitive and we sincerely apologize. The sign was removed, and the policy is revoked.”
And they have taken additional steps such as:
[making] donations to four charities supporting the fight against police brutality and racial injustice: Philadelphia Lawyers for Social Equity, Black Lives Matter, The Southern Poverty Law Center, NAACP’s Legal Defense and Education Fund
By CBS3 StaffJune 4, 2020 at 5:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Fraternal Order of Police president says Philadelphia police will be “boycotting” Di Bruno Bros. after they apologized for giving officers free lunch during protests earlier this week. John McNesby took to social media Thursday after the Philadelphia staple called giving officers stationed in Center City complimentary lunch “insensitive.”
“Rest assured Philly police will be boycotting @DiBrunoBros from here on out. #BackTheBlue,” McNesby tweeted.
On Thursday, McNesby also called Di Bruno Bros.’s decision “an absolute disgrace.”
“They turn around and they pull the plug on everything. They take it out on all the cops in Philadelphia. It’s an absolute disgrace,” McNesby said.
Di Bruno Bros. says they made a hasty decision to offer police officers complimentary lunch at the Chestnut Street location after a night of destruction and looting in the city.
“By now, you may be aware of a situation this past Monday at our Chestnut Street location involving the offer of complimentary lunch to Philadelphia Police Officers,” Di Bruno Bros. said in a statement. “The decision was made in haste after a night of destruction and looting. It was insensitive and we sincerely apologize. The sign was removed, and the policy is revoked.”
Not too far from Di Bruno Bros. in Center City is restaurant Middle Child, which is giving away signs to protesters — one calling to defund the police.