SHELBY, NC (WJZY) - Zaxby's was conducting an internal investigation after two Cleveland County deputies were reportedly mistreated while inside one of their restaurants.
Both Zaxby's and the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office released statements on Thursday, July 14 both claiming "this matter is now closed."
Facebook posts had claimed two Cleveland County deputies in uniform went to the Zaxby's on East Dixon Bloulevard in Shelby, and the employees cooking food started "yelling at them and calling them names."
The posts also claimed food served to a deputy was extra spicy, to the point where it wasn't fit to eat.
Statement released from the Cleveland County Sheriff's Office:
"The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office has met with the Zaxby’s franchisee of Shelby, N.C. The office is pleased with Zaxby’s response, their commitment to the community they serve, and thank Zaxby’s for addressing the matter as quickly and thoroughly as they have. It is important to note that the Zaxby's franchisee has expressed his sincere apology for any undue stress this has caused the Sheriff's office. This matter is closed and there will be no further comment.”
Statement released from the Shelby, NC Franchisee Neil Glezen:
“The Cleveland County Sheriff's Office and I have met. The office is pleased with Zaxby’s response, our commitment to the community we serve, and they thanked Zaxby’s for addressing the matter as quickly and thoroughly as we have. I sincerely apologize for any undue stress this has caused the Sheriff's office and we both feel the matter is closed.”