NIAGARA FALLS, Ontario — Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a server who showed D-I-S-R-E-S-P-E-C-T by telling the Queen of Soul she wasn’t allowed to eat her takeout inside a restaurant.

A spokesman for Franklin said the situation unfolded Tuesday at a Johnny Rockets restaurant on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. He said Franklin ordered a hamburger after performing a sold-out show, but the server screamed at Franklin, saying she couldn’t sit down to eat because she ordered takeout. Franklin said in a statement that the worker was “very rude, unprofessional and nasty.”


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