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Aretha Franklin gets no respect at Niagara Falls restaurant

07/26/2014 03:44 EDT | Updated 09/25/2014 05:59 EDT
Aretha Franklin has some harsh words for a server who told the First Lady of Soul she wasn't allowed to eat her takeout order inside the restaurant where she had ordered it.

A spokesman for Franklin says the situation unfolded Tuesday at a Johnny Rockets restaurant on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls.

The spokesman 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 had ordered takeout.

In a statement Franklin calledthe restaurant worker was "very rude, unprofessional and nasty."

A Johnny Rockets spokeswoman says the franchise owner is sorry for the actions of "a new and very young employee." She said the owner has spoken with the employee and has clarified his takeout policies.

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