Aretha Franklin Fights Johnny Rockets Employee Over Takeout

Truth rating: 10
Aretha Franklin Johnny Rockets

By Daniel Gates

Aretha Franklin Johnny Rockets

(Getty Images)

Aretha Franklin fought with a Johnny Rockets employee this week over whether the Queen of Soul was allowed to eat her takeout order inside the restaurant.

A spokesperson for the music legend says the incident occurred earlier this week at a Johnny Rockets on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.

Following a performance, Franklin ordered a hamburger from the establishment, and then attempted to eat it inside the restaurant.

According to Franklin, a worker screamed at her and said she had to take the food outside — because it was a takeout order.

The singer describes the staffer as “very rude, unprofessional and nasty” in a statement.

Meanwhile, the company says the Johnny Rockets franchise owner is apologizing for how a “new and very young employee” treated Franklin.

Enter your email address here to receive daily news updates from us.


  1. Gossip Cop
  2. Mediaite
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. The Mary Sue
  5. The Braiser