Aretha Franklin Fights Johnny Rockets Employee Over Takeout
By Daniel Gates | 3:34 pm, July 26th, 2014
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.