Deputies say they were taunted and served tampered food at NC Zaxbys

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SHELBY, N.C. — Two North Carolina deputies who went to Zaxby’s for lunch Sunday say they were taunted by employees in the kitchen, WSOC reports.

In addition, they said their food was coated in a sauce so spicy they couldn’t eat it.

Neil Glezen, the franchise owner of the Zaxby’s in Shelby, N.C., said it took years to build a good relationship with the community and he’s upset that customers have told him they won’t return to the restaurant.

“Me, my team, my family, all take this incident extremely seriously,” Glezen said, according to WSOC.

Cleveland County Deputy Joel Shores took down his original Facebook post about the incident on Monday, but posted another one urging citizens not to “judge an entire franchise based on a couple employees.”

Authorities are currently finishing an internal investigation and there has been no word on any personnel decisions.

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