The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, was shouted at by a Johnny Rockets employee who blasted the star for eating her takeout order within the restaurant. The burger chain employee–who worked in the Niagara Falls branch–obviously didn’t recognize the 18 time Grammy Award-winning, 75-million record selling diva and told her off for violating their strict takeout policy.
The singer had her revenge, however, when she issued a cutting statement about the incident stating that the worker was “very rude, unprofessional and nasty.”
The 72-year old-star—who is best known for legendary songs such as “Respect,” “You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman” and “Think”—was inducted into the Rock in Roll Hall of Fame back in 1987 and is widely regarded as one of the greatest singers of all time.
Despite these impressive credentials, the songstress was given a big dose of d-i-s-r-e-s-p-e-c-t by the server who didn’t seemed oblivious to the legend she was serving or the fact that Aretha was chowing down after a sold out show at the Artpark Outdoor Amphitheater in Lewiston.
A Johnny Rockets spokeswoman says the franchise owner is sorry for the actions of “a new and very young employee” and apparently the owner has spoken with the employee and has clarified the takeout policies.
Maybe someone needs to give them Aretha’s greatest hits while they’re at it.
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