MANASSAS, Va. (WUSA) - Eight plainclothes police officers carrying guns were asked to leave the Buffalo Wild Wings in Manassas because of its "no guns" policy.
Now, the restaurant chain has issued an apology and more. Regional Manager Philip Rossi says the company has a good relationship with the community and welcomes all law enforcement officers, with or without guns.
Rossi says the manager knew they were officers when he asked them to leave. The officers were all wearing identification. The problem, Rossi says, is that the manager didn't realize the company's "no guns" policy excluded police officers, even plain clothes officers.
The restaurant has put up blue and white balloons in support of police and has pledged to donate 10 percent of today's sales to the non-profit Law Enforcement United which helps the children of fallen officers.