GRIFFIN, Ga. - A local family says that IHOP refused to give them a military discount on their meal.
U.S. Army Spc. Johnathon Davis, a 20-year-old from Griffin, was killed in Afghanistan in March of 2012.
His widow, Kristen Davis, says she's used veteran discounts at various businesses after her husband was killed in action. She said that last Friday at an IHOP in Griffin, she went to pay for a meal after celebrating her son's first birthday there. She said that she showed her ID card as the wife of a soldier, but the manager refused to give her the discount.
Kristen says the same IHOP manager honored her dad's veterans discount when her mother paid. He'd already left.
A spokesperson for the IHOP Corporation from California said that veteran discounts are up to the individual franchisee. Both corporate and franchise representatives said they value the service and sacrifices of military personal.
"Of course she is going to apologize when the news comes to ask her about it. I'd apologize too if I was her," Davis said.
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