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Police officers eat free Wednesday, july 27th @ shoney's

bucklen62189 319 51 July 25, 2016 at 09:04 AM
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"We at Shoney’s appreciate those who strive to keep our communities safe. To say thanks, we’re offering all members of law enforcement a meal on the house!

Just stop by any Shoney’s restaurant on Wednesday, July 27, 2016 in uniform, or with proper identification, to get your dine-in meal on us.

Thank you for your service!"

Link: /www.shoneys.com/police-eat-free/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=See%20How%20Shoney%27s%20Supports%20Officers&utm_campaign=Police_Eat_Free [shoneys.com]
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It's a problem for police to accept gratis goods and services. Good departments have policies against it and enforce it to prevent things like bribery/protection rackets/corruption/fraud.
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TU for the post and for Shoneys as well!

Here's a 'Must View [youtube.com]' video. Even more now after all the attacks on LEO's
I'd say to follow his advice, regardless of race, gender or religion. I know I will!

And this one [youtube.com] to show how easily things can be misconstrued.
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Last edited by MrBOFH July 25, 2016 at 11:46 AM
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TU from me, too. Nice gesture on Shoney's part.
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I have one guest who is police. Can i invite him ?
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If I wore a badge I'd wait for the Bunny Ranch Buffet .
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I don't see how this is a deal tbh. Cops get free food/drink at most establishments every day and the public can't replicate these freebies.

Quote from diannaochong View Post :
It's a problem for police to accept gratis goods and services. Good departments have policies against it and enforce it to prevent things like bribery/protection rackets/corruption/fraud.
I was thinking the same. Generally, it's beneficial for a business to do this as it encourages LE to frequent the establishment, which in turn discourages crime. However, problems arise when businesses choose to discontinue the freebies. My friend recently purchased a gas station that had always provided freebies to the cops. As a matter of practice he doesn't give freebies to anyone, including the employees so he discontinued the freebies for the police when he took over. A couple of the cops took grave offense when they were informed of this and insinuated that his business may be retaliated against for the change. Ultimately though, each business owner has to decide whether it's worth just giving the cops their free snacks or facing the possible consequences of not doing so.
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I feel bad for the crook who decides to rob a Shoney's this Wednesday, lol.
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We have the podium if you all would like to debate political topics. However in this thread, please stay on topic about the deal. Thanks.
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Quote from ManUpOrShutUp View Post :
I don't see how this is a deal tbh. Cops get free food/drink at most establishments every day and the public can't replicate these freebies.



I was thinking the same. Generally, it's beneficial for a business to do this as it encourages LE to frequent the establishment, which in turn discourages crime. However, problems arise when businesses choose to discontinue the freebies. My friend recently purchased a gas station that had always provided freebies to the cops. As a matter of practice he doesn't give freebies to anyone, including the employees so he discontinued the freebies for the police when he took over. A couple of the cops took grave offense when they were informed of this and insinuated that his business may be retaliated against for the change. Ultimately though, each business owner has to decide whether it's worth just giving the cops their free snacks or facing the possible consequences of not doing so.
Fantastic first point. How does Joe Public rate or compete, when the call come in from, Joe give me nothing, or call comes in from
Mr. Business gives me free stuff? I don't wanna be calling in at the same time as that call.

Exactly so. taking something away, that use to be given is always met with some sort of dissatisfaction. It's just a matter of, what sort of dissatisfaction! Police are just human!
By I write those businesses off my list whenever possible. Charge him less than your charging me, for the same thing? I'd feel like an idiot patronizing them, while they screw me.

Adios, Amigo! Later gator!
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Last edited by twoweeled July 25, 2016 at 05:22 PM
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hmm i smell a trap..go on thursday.
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Is it cannibalism if they serve bacon ?
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