Chili's manager takes away veteran's free meal on Veterans Day

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Tom Koch reports on the story of a veteran who claims he was refused his free meal on Veterans Day (Brinker International)

The parent company of Chili's says it wants to make things right after a veteran had his free meal taken away on Veteran's Day.


Ernest Walker posted a video to Facebook on Friday of a manager taking away his meal at a Chili's in the Dallas suburb of Cedar Hill. The Army vet writes that the meal was taken away after another diner raised questions about the uniform Walker was wearing. Walker says the manager took his meal even after he showed him his military ID and discharge papers.

Walker says he bought the fatigues he was wearing after he was discharged as a tribute to his service.

Brinker International, which owns Chili's, tells KDFW-TV that it's taking the matter "very seriously."

Walker's lawyer is set to meet with the company Monday.
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