As first reported by Patch last week, a DeKalb County Denny’s failed a recent health inspection. A local TV station, CBS 46, sent one of its reporters to investigate, and Adam Murphy said he was shouted out of the restaurant and cursed at by its employees.
“You can get that out of my face,” a Denny’s employee told Murphy and a photographer. “I’m going to call police.” Another employeesaid, “You don’t have to put the camera on nobody. You can get out of here with that.”
The Panola Road restaurant scored 52 points and a ‘U’ for unsatisfactory.
DeKalb police later arrived, and the station said officers told them they were within their rights to question the restaurant.
CBS46 said it received this following statement from Denny’s corporate office:
“We are disappointed by the inappropriate and unacceptable behavior by employees at our restaurant in Lithonia, Georgia earlier this week. As a family dining restaurant, Denny’s expects the highest ethical and personal behavior from our team members, and we do not tolerate this type of behavior. We have spoken to the franchisee at this location and he has taken immediate action to ensure the restaurant meets our high brand standards and has taken appropriate action with employees.
“With regard to the health inspection grade, we take great pride in providing a high quality experience for our guests and that includes both the food we serve and the condition of our restaurants and we take local health inspections very seriously, including the posting of results. We have spoken with the franchisee and they are taking care of the issues identified and are implementing corrective procedures to ensure this does not reoccur.”