by April Lawson - Posted Fri December 29, 2006 @ 10:29 PM
I work in another restaurant, and we give police officers a 25% discount. It has been done as long as I have worked there. I asked why police got a discount, while no one else did, and it is a public relations thing. They offer the discount to police officers so that they will frequent the establishment, therefore deterring robberies. We also have policies in place in case of a robbery, but prevention is the key. That is why many restaurants give police officers the discount. As a matter of face, most of our police force don't even know about the discount, because most of the new cashiers don't know that we give it. I had a couple of officers come through one day when I was working the register, and I asked him to wait just a moment so that I could call a manager for his discount, and he said, "what discount?" I then explained to him that as long as he came in uniform, he received a discount. He's been coming for several months and this was the first discount he had received.