Jessica Chasmar, Washington Times, January 17, 2017
Krispy Kreme has apologized to a Georgia police department after employees at a Smyrna restaurant handed an on-duty officer a doughnut box with “Black Lives Matter” scrawled on top.
The Smyrna Police Department said the officer received the box with “Black Lives Matter.” written in black ink.
Smyrna police said they received a written apology on Wednesday from a Krispy Kreme representative, Fox reported.
“On behalf of all of us at Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation, we sincerely apologize for the incident,” it read, in part. “We immediately initiated a thorough investigation internally… we have now addressed this matter directly with our staff at the shop and are taking appropriate action… Furthermore we will use this opportunity to train the staff at all of our US locations to reinforce proper respect for all our customers.”
The company didn’t say what actions would be taken against the employees involved in writing the message.