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Aretha Franklin Fights Johnny Rockets Employee Over Takeout

Truth rating: 10

By Daniel Gates

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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.

 

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