Thursday, July 05, 2018

Hyde Park Liberals

Seems they dislike the police or something:
  • So we go into Roti restaurant in Hyde Park at 1526 E 53rd St, Chicago. We are Chicago Police Officers in uniform. My 2 partners and I come in to eat. My first partner paid for his food with the receipt below.

    So it's over 100 degrees out so my other partner and I wanted to cool off a little before we ordered. My partner that ordered got his food and sat down at the table to eat. 5 minutes later my partner wanted to wash up before he ordered. He asked the cashier Kaleel if he can use the restroom with his name on his name tag and on the receipt below. His reply is "It's for paying customers only".

    My partner and I looked at him with disgust. I was going to say my other partner just paid for food and all my partner wanted to do is clean up before he ordered. I did not want to exert my energy on him and I won't go to a place where we are not welcome. Instead of saying something we just turned around and walked away. We went to our other partner who was eating his food at the table. We told him what happened and he stopped eating and threw the food away. We all walked out the restaurant.
So Starbucks can be shamed into allowing their facilities to become de facto homeless encampments with access to chairs, restrooms and a nice back massage from the baristas without spending a dime. But coppers, who want to wash up before ordering, are treated poorly.

Bring your lunch - it's safer and you know who made it.

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110 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did your partner at the table leave a tip? Lol

7/05/2018 12:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yelp.com

Roti modern Mediterranean.
They have about 15 locations. I already left my thoughts on yelp. Some of you with facebook can do the same.

7/05/2018 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm retired and I live in the suburbs but I had a problem with that restaurant chain store in Old Orchard Shopping Center in Skokie I'll never go in there again

7/05/2018 12:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is sad. It’s happened to me a few times...even at restaurants I already placed an order at. For the most part I’ve always brought my lunch and now I never eat out in uniform. It’s no secret, we are hated everywhere. I get sick thinking about all the nasty shit people have probably done to my food just because I was in uniform. It’s healthier and cheaper to bring your own lunch. I used to be an advocate for friends and family wanting to apply to CPD. Now, I have successfully helped steered many away.

7/05/2018 12:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have experienced similar acts of shitheads too. Dublin Donuts right off I-80 West of Harlem in Tinley Park has some of nicest workers who truly work hard not just for shitty wages but a total shithead too! He will smirk at any officer in uniform and loves denying professional courtesy that most Dunkin Donuts often provide law enforcement and firefighters. I have no problem paying for my daily cup of Joe but beware of this asshole because he smells like absolute shit!

7/05/2018 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Many people say that we are already in a civil war. The left is in a tizzy. Most food service workers are lefties.
In a revolution not everyone picks up a rifle. Some provide material support,some intelligence and others contribute any way they can by sabotaging the enemy at their place of employment.
Enjoy your meal, officer,we gave you half off.

7/05/2018 12:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my opinion, that’s what you get for eating in Hyde Park.
I refuse to spend a single penny in that neighborhood.

Maybe now you learned your lesson?
Hyde Park is not your friend.....

7/05/2018 12:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A couple of years ago, I was at Burger King, ordered food, paid for it and the on duty manager started spouting off about how cops shoot innocent people all the time. I told her that the police had shot maybe 10 people so far that year and quoted the thousands of people shot that year so far and informed her that there may be innocent people being shot but it's the citizens shooting them. She continued to mumble something or other and my partner looked at me and said, "Are you going to eat here"? I said no and we walked out and I made sure I told the other coppers in the district about what had happened. I haven't been back except once and that was for a call. They can go pound sand.

7/05/2018 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never eat in a restaurant that makes it clear they don't like you.

7/05/2018 12:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I stopped eating in Hyde Park after the Leopold and Loeb verdict.

7/05/2018 12:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"squad, hold us down transporting another homeless mental to starbucks"...

7/05/2018 01:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

no police service for you!

7/05/2018 01:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A lot of people park illegal on 53rd street all the way to Woodlawn. Someone should write tickets.

7/05/2018 01:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://roti.com/contact-us/

Great place to start.

7/05/2018 01:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never eat in Hyde Park unless it’s Valois’ and the food is prepared in front of you

7/05/2018 02:21:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do something about it or Kaleel will keep playing his game. Make a phone call or send an email and report it. How many times have you guys eaten there before? Probably many times. Everybody wants to pull the authority card on the police for their own little power trip especially nowadays with all the hostility and hate.

Let your feelings be known. Every other fucking group in this world complains about anything and everything and they get results even when no complaint is warranted (see the shithead playbook).

Contact Roti via email:
https://roti.com/contact-us/

7/05/2018 02:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I remember correctly it is part of all business permits agreement for enterence by city investigators which hmmm that includes the police!
Sgt should have had a ANOV written :)

7/05/2018 02:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey shitheads the Roti restaurant wants your business and wants you to come visit them since the police will no longer be there. Ever. So no police presence there at all.

7/05/2018 03:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet these liberals are the biggest cry babbies when something happens to them or someone else....call police....fuck-em! Its unbelievable the ignorance in this city, (and country) we can thank Obama for that.

7/05/2018 04:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The clerk must not have got the mem. Or maybe he did?

7/05/2018 04:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, kid. You’re shocked to learn that the public fucking HATES you? Especially in Hyde Park?! “Home” of Obama, the founding father of the War on Police? Duh. Jesus, just WALK on the streets in that neighborhood while working and count all of the hateful I Wish You Were Dead Death Stares you get. You’re crazy to eat anywhere they don’t prepare the food right in front of you. It sucks, but it’s better you come to the realization sooner rather than later. The majority of the people in this town fucking hate you and wish harm on you. Act accordingly.

7/05/2018 05:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since they hold a Chicago buisness license they CAN NOT deny anyone paying or not paying from you sing their bathrooms. Fil a cool man paint have them cited

7/05/2018 05:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Being a lunch to work. Since so many people are now anti police, I don't trust anyone preparing my food and I don't want to give my money to people who hate us.

7/05/2018 05:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is complete bullsh-t, you handled in a very classy manner though. It's sad the contrast between Starbucks and this establishment, the Starbucks made national news for several days, and I highly doubt this incident will be mentioned anywhere other than on this blog.

To the officer who was denied entry to use the bathroom and to ALL CPD officers for that matter thank you so much for your service. You have one of the most difficult jobs in the world and I appreciate your dedication where the city leadership (what a freaking joke) doesn't.

7/05/2018 05:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I also left my thoughts on Yelp.com. I have eaten at a different Roti in the past, but NEVER AGAIN! I want to personally thank all the police officers and think that they should be treated with respect. I remember when eating establishments welcomed police, yet the police are the first to be called on when they are needed!

7/05/2018 05:58:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police risk there life's every day for us and they are treated like this!.
For shame !.

7/05/2018 06:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is sad. It’s happened to me a few times...even at restaurants I already placed an order at. For the most part I’ve always brought my lunch and now I never eat out in uniform. It’s no secret, we are hated everywhere. I get sick thinking about all the nasty shit people have probably done to my food just because I was in uniform. It’s healthier and cheaper to bring your own lunch. I used to be an advocate for friends and family wanting to apply to CPD. Now, I have successfully helped steered many away.

7/05/2018 12:32:00 AM"

Bingo! If anyone thinks that they can go into a restaurant hundreds of times in your career, in uniform, and not expect some cretin to spit, or worse in your food, you're naive. Unless you can actually watch the individual prepare your food, no sit down restaurant for me.

7/05/2018 06:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

First of all, why are you eating at a place where the clerk's name is Kaleel?!

7/05/2018 06:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should let www.Yelp.com know.

7/05/2018 06:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Take your time responding to any call for service there......then check all business licenses

7/05/2018 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not a cop

years ago I managed a burger king at night

cops ate free...every time

but no doggie bags...

never got robbed

7/05/2018 06:36:00 AM  
Blogger The Keesing Bandit said...

Valois kicks BUTT!

Now, kees me you fool!!!!!

7/05/2018 06:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little slow aren't ya?

Most people in Hyde Park HATE you. You don't get it yet?

7/05/2018 07:00:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Absolutely bring your lunch.

I’ve had zero contact with the public except for required calls since POTUS Hussein launched the war on law enforcement.

I do not get out of the car to eat or buy anything. Only use station washrooms.

7/05/2018 07:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
Never eat in Hyde Park unless it’s Valois’ and the food is prepared in front of you

7/05/2018 02:21:00 AM
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100% AGREE.

7/05/2018 07:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Speaking of restaurants, the City's Dept of Health was conducting an inspection. The owner was told citations were written for no hot water, refrigeration issues and the like. The inspector ranted on the importance of a thorough inspection for sanitary and health reasons stating we dont want to see people sick from uninspected food establishments.

The restaurant owner stated that he gets his licenses as required, maintains his business up to health/safety standards, pays property taxes, regularly contributes to the local democratic organizations and pays sales taxes. The owner pointed to the uninspected/unlicensed pushcarts selling tamales, etc. in eyesight. The inspector with a police looking badge told the owner those pushcarts are unlicensed so we don't inspect them. So much for those pesky health and sanitary standards. Get licensed, play by the rules and risk getting those costly administrative health citations. The city that works.


7/05/2018 07:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You sound like the nice police.

I wonder what the next move will be???

right a YELP review? Time have changed sorry your feeling were hurt.

But again what is your next move?

7/05/2018 07:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never eat anywhere except a buffet, or where you have eyes on when they are making your food. DP you have any idea of who is involved in making your food? It isn't a police supporter, more like ex-con,a dope head, a liberal a police hate, etc. Watch the scene in Good Fellas when the copper grabs his free food on the go. Brown bag, youll live longer and feel better.

7/05/2018 07:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

07/05/2018 02:26:00 AM
Absolutely right! We have to fight back the same way these lefty jagoffs do. Email Roti!

7/05/2018 07:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is on you and your partner, you need to be tactically and socially aware of your surroundings at all times. Be smart!

7/05/2018 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Eating anywhere in Hyde Park you have to be outta your fucking mind

7/05/2018 07:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Roti's. Fuck you!

7/05/2018 07:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hyde park is controlled by cop hating alderscum Sophia “I’m friends with the Obamas” King. She has made it clear that the police are the enemy and she will only cater and pander to activists, reverends, cop haters and the rest. She was put in by Preckwinkle and Rahm. Her husband was recently cleared of serious lobbying violations with no fine by Rahm’s phony ethics board because of her ass kissing to mayor pay to play. She has destroyed the first district as well along with Pigott, the Rahm/Burke scum commander.

7/05/2018 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wrong way to handle it. Ask for the manager. If there is not one working ask for his name and cell phone video the employee. Congratulate the employee on his ignorance and then leave. While doing this never raise tour voice. It drives people nuts they will have nightmares over it.

7/05/2018 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fu@k Hyde park - it’s always been a shithole of liberal assholes!!! If you have to eat go to Valois -‘at least you can see your food when it’s put on your plate

7/05/2018 08:27:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wore my CPD t shirt to Family Dollar two weeks ago. I provided my own bag(as I always do), because their bags are garbage. Anyway, the shithead pushed my paid-for purchases off to the side and told me to bag my stuff.

Three messages to corporate have gone unanswered, and numerous private message to their facebook page are being read and ignored.

7/05/2018 08:32:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

marketing@roti.com

7/05/2018 08:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

put healthy snacks in a small lunch box/bag hold through any tour of duty screw them racists food establishments but hammer their front and rear store fronts with violation notices/parking tickets!

7/05/2018 08:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can you say BODY CAM FOOTAGE???

See coppers, the Starbucks angle only happens when there is VIDEO with audio included.

Ya cant just walk away. First ya gotta get EVIDENCE of it, and THEN you can walk away.

7/05/2018 08:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Inexcusable! i make it a point to ALWAYS pay for any police officer i see in line at a coffee shop or restaurant! as a citizen and member of the community i WANT to make police officers feel welcome and respected and that having you guys close is a GOOD thing for me. as a Hyde Park resident i am ashamed this happened to you and i extend my apologies as a member of the community you serve and protect. I wish more people saw what you did as a positive service and that you do at a sacrifice. I will keep paying it forward, because i WANT you around, and add Roti to the list of places i WON'T be giving my money to. hope to see more of you in Hyde Park so i can show you that at least THIS resident CARES about you!!!!!!

7/05/2018 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

With the name like Roti all food orders for first responders should have been on the arm...

7/05/2018 08:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That’s an easy one. What goes around comes around. Our turn always comes around.

7/05/2018 09:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
A couple of years ago, I was at Burger King, ordered food, paid for it and the on duty manager started spouting off about how cops shoot innocent people all the time. I told her that the police had shot maybe 10 people so far that year and quoted the thousands of people shot that year so far and informed her that there may be innocent people being shot but it's the citizens shooting them. She continued to mumble something or other and my partner looked at me and said, "Are you going to eat here"? I said no and we walked out and I made sure I told the other coppers in the district about what had happened. I haven't been back except once and that was for a call. They can go pound sand.

7/05/2018 12:52:00 AM

Well she showed you she ultimately applied for and got on the job and is now a Deputy Chief in charge of the cafeteria at the Police Academy...

7/05/2018 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Myself and my partner were trying to get something to eat at White Castle on 22st and state. ..couple of white guys. We stood by the order window for 15 minuets and nobody wanted to serve us. Black lady walked in and after a while she realized what was going on. Needless to say we left.

7/05/2018 09:11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So your partner threw his food away

Nice gesture.

I would have thrown it on the floor so they would have to clean it up.

7/05/2018 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/07/05/police-officer-stops-at-burger-king-says-he-left-with-a-dirt-burger-but-theres-more

this tampering with food is no fucking different then say the tylenol fiasco.

7/05/2018 09:16:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When there is a robbery in progress and you know its just a matter of time when they will be robbed, take you time or don't show up until it's all over.

7/05/2018 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Corporate HQ
10 S Riverside Plaza
Chicago, IL 60606

312-775-7005

CEO Carl Segal

Lives in Highland Park

7/05/2018 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is Hyde park. That’s the center of snowflake central.

7/05/2018 09:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't forget also the copper who was given a "shit sandwich" with real "fecal matter" on the top, few years ago from that taco joint next to our credit union on 111th street!

I think my partner told his story on this so called insignificant blog by the clowns wearing gold stars, my partner and I were working in 010 at the old station on 23rd and Damen beat 1024 the day I remember it well was 09Aug87, we went to eat on 22nd and Troy, I had a sandwich partner had a turkey club plate. After we ate partner said he did not feel well, but never being sick a day in his life thought it would pass. we ended our tour he called me and said he was going on medical severe stomach pains. This next part may sound gross but truth is what is needed especially for younger coppers who think these food places like the police. Partner at home with his wife and 1 month old daughter, goes to the bathroom and notices tarry stool, and weakness wife calls 911,cfd transports to holy cross, where they examined him and told him "probably to much iron in your blood, from taking vitamins." Partner thought "Ok I work out take supplements it will pass," he is discharged and sent home!

He gets home his wife makes him something to eat, he goes to the bathroom and massive amounts of blood were coming out of the rectum, the smell was terrible CFD #49 took him to Christ hospital where the last thing he heard was "Bring a crash cart" he coded out,and they used procedures to bring him back. After massive amounts of blood and plasma, tubes of everything going into him,in intensive care after 5 days of trying laser scope to figure it out down the throat surgery was decided. Partner had surgery ripped open from lower chest to past belly button, after many hours of surgery it was discovered that his main artery inside the stomach had a "nick" right through, and after surgical intervention it was repaired. 2 days after the surgery the doctors talked to my partner and his wife and explained to them with combined 60 years of surgical experience they have never seen anything quite like this and they surmised "it
must of been something you ingested that was sharp and did that.

The doctors said that whatever it was is gone now must of come out during the bleeding. The department of health was contacted and the D-unit who went in there, but could not be sure who did it,but they ran backgrounds on employees turns out 2 of them had been recently released from custody and were gang members,and the 1 was charged with agg assault on a copper!

I know long story saying all that to say this, from that day forward after a 30 year career and both retired my partner still has issues, still has some pain that acts up now and then, but the doctors at Christ saved his life. Since then personally I have never eaten at anyplace to give the scum the opportunity to hurt myself of another copper. The obvious question is I'm hungry where we going to eat? Especially now with the hate the police rhetoric loud and clear,the dishonest fake media bashing police,as i have done bring your lunch in a small cooler. If not you have so many choices of pre-packed food like Pete's market,Marianos etc, or you can get hot food there that you take yourself, this way if you get sick it was not meant for you because you wear that uniform!

*Sorry for being so long but if we don't care for each other and look out for each other who will? God bless all of you and thank you for helping with us old guys pensions!

7/05/2018 09:34:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Call the city and tell them you found roads has all over. Go to social media, call the corporate offices. They dont know sometimes how the workers are doing

7/05/2018 09:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

35 years ago, there were signs that merchants in Hyde Park put up that identified the establishment as a place that Officers were welcome to stop in. It was meant for Officers to be as ble to use the restroom, telephone, or just cool off or warm up. Times have really changed. I guess Kaleel is the right man for the right time for progressive Hyde Park.

7/05/2018 09:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will be boycotting ROTI starting today.

7/05/2018 09:48:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks SCC for bringing this shit to our attention will make sure that we will not be patronizing these liberal Hyde PK asshats ever again. Thugs, and Gangbangers are always welcome!

7/05/2018 09:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was madness during the firework show. A fucking backpack BOMB went off and took out a piece of concrete stair. Yet our bosses did nothing.

7/05/2018 09:54:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
I stopped eating in Hyde Park after the Leopold and Loeb verdict.

7/05/2018 12:54:00 AM

#toosoon

7/05/2018 09:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anyone that goes into a restaurant in full uniform where the restaurant isn't owned by a PD or FD employee is an ignorant fool. Yeah, the host may love you but if you can't see them making your food (i.e. Subway), don't bother.

7/05/2018 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s bad enough that you work in Hyde Park and not Lincoln Park.
But maybe LP is only a tad less biased, even though the staffing, citizenry and businesses are about the same nowadays.

Thanks for the tip.
But the liberal mindset of 21st Century Fundamentally Changed Chicago is going to side with Kaleel as will his employer, the Roti chain of restaurants.
Why?
Because you should have known better.
Because they can.
Because that’s what they do.
Because that’s what can be expected.
Because it’s all about them and their agenda.
Because the the new trend.
Because lack of respect, trust, not bowing to demands and rules of the community.

And maybe, to top it all off, coming back and bite you on the ass, COPA - likely to summon y’all for that disgusted look you gave Kaleel, who will likely become manager for that defiant act of bravery. And of course, no BWC, no ISR, no record whatsoever for that interaction, interruption, disruption and intimidation of that boy on his job...for no reason.

This is the Hope and Change going on since 2008.
Many hate us and who knows what goes on behind the cooks counter.
It’s a gamble to go anywhere in uniform - for any reason.

There’s a good chance Roti apologizes and makes an offer of peace, but I wouldn’t ever go in any one of their many locations.
Employees are likely to get schooled, but that doesn’t matter. A spitter will always be a spitter.
Lesson learned and now we know that when the local Starbucks is packed, there another place to send your community members.

7/05/2018 10:15:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the D unit we enjoy going into the 011 Dist (Roosevelt/Kenzie) McDonald’s drive thru in the police car to get food. Always reminding them we’re the police and then buying a cheap meal from the dollar menu. Then we bring that spit laced burger back to the offender to eat.

It’s the little victories...

7/05/2018 10:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

from roti: Thanks for your feedback. We appreciate the community’s response to the situation in Hyde Park and agree that the Roti Team should have handled this differently. We have the utmost respect for all of our customers and certainly for those that keep our communities safe. The Chicago Police Department have been loyal patrons and partners since our opening in January of 2017. At Roti, we believe Hospitality is a core expectation and that expectation is clearly stated in our values. Since learning about the situation at our Hyde Park location, we have retrained the entire team on the value of Hospitality for all of our customers and emphasized the important role we play in our communities. We have also apologized directly to the officers involved and extended our apologies to the entire Hyde Park police station. In this situation, we want our officers to know we appreciate everything they do and we are dedicated to being better in and outside our restaurants. We hope this sheds some light on the situation and the importance of Hospitality in our restaurants.

7/05/2018 10:25:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Response times can vary......

7/05/2018 10:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's awful! So sad you were treated so badly. I will NEVER step into a roti establishment again. I m still grossed out from that horrible spitter woman and her treatment of the off duty police officer. Stay safe and find kinder places to eat for you hard working officers- you only deserve the BEST!

7/05/2018 10:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



There is no doubt in my mind that your partner's food
was spit on, peed on, dropped on the floor, etc.

Hospital cafeteria food is safer, you can watch what you're getting.


7/05/2018 10:41:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I emailed Roti to express my dismay at the treatment of our officers. Here is their response.



We appreciate the community’s response to the situation in Hyde Park and agree that the Roti Team should have handled this differently. We have the utmost respect for all of our customers and certainly for those that keep our communities safe. The Chicago Police Department have been loyal patrons and partners since our opening in January of 2017. At Roti, we believe Hospitality is a core expectation and that expectation is clearly stated in our values. Since learning about the situation at our Hyde Park location, we have retrained the entire team on the value of Hospitality for all of our customers and emphasized the important role we play in our communities. We have also apologized directly to the officers involved and extended our apologies to the entire Hyde Park police station. In this situation, we want our officers to know we appreciate everything they do and we are dedicated to being better in and outside our restaurants. We hope this sheds some light on the situation and the importance of Hospitality in our restaurants.


7/05/2018 11:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I left a message on Yelp regarding Roti Restaurant:
Rated One Star

Your employees treatment of police officers who stopped in your establishment to have dinner on July 4 was absolutely disgraceful. I have a suggestion, if your employees ever find themselves in need of help from the police, (and it is very possible), don't have them call the police. Have them call on a customer who was treated the way the policemen should have been. I can only imagine what would happen then!!! What happened speaks volumes of your establishment!

I actually got a reply on Yelp, but unfortunately it does not appear there, so here it is if anyone is interested:

Hi there,

Thanks for your review. We appreciate the community's response to the situation in Hyde Park and agree that the Roti Team should have handled this differently. We have the utmost respect for all of our customers and certainly for those that keep our communities safe. The Chicago Police Department have been loyal patrons and partners since our opening in January of 2017. At Roti, we believe Hospitality is a core expectation and that expectation is clearly stated in our values. Since learning about the situation at our Hyde Park location, we have retrained the entire team on the value of Hospitality for all of our customers and emphasized the important role we play in our communities. We have also apologized directly to the officers involved and extended our apologies to the entire Hyde Park police station. In this situation, we want our officers to know we appreciate everything they do and we are dedicated to being better in and outside our restaurants. We hope this sheds some light on the situation and the importance of Hospitality in our restaurants.

Maybe someone from the Hyde Park police can verify.

To all who voice your opinions on places like YELP, please continue to do so. It helps us all so we can choose to support such establishments. I would not if I know that the police are not being treated fairly. You are appreciated!!!

7/05/2018 11:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

do not trust the public to handle your food. do what I started doing. I bought a personal sized cooler and a insulated thermos bottle. my wife made my lunch, and I knew it was safe. screw the idiots in the restaurants and fast food places. save your money.

7/05/2018 11:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

eat at the medici

its way better and police friendly

7/05/2018 11:18:00 AM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

When unhappy with service, pay a visit to YELP.
I plan on leaving feedback now. It will not be 5-stars.
Hopefully, the a-holes need help one day; and officers are too busy with other calls. smh

7/05/2018 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just posted review on Yelp. Said the service was poor. I see some of you have posted on Yelp also. Nice work.

7/05/2018 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the best Mediterranean food in hyde park is the NILE

fuck this roti place and mr kaleel

7/05/2018 11:22:00 AM  
Blogger BirdsnBlooms1 said...

Plenty have visited YELP!!

7/05/2018 11:49:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now I know why a dic I know at area Central refuses to go to hyde park.

7/05/2018 11:51:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

safer and cheaper to just pack a lunch and some handy wipes to clean up with.

7/05/2018 11:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I left a yelp review expressing my displeasure for the situation. However, leaving reviews about the food that are likely BS in order to hurt the ratings is unwise and inappropriate. If you want to be taken seriously, stick to the issue at hand otherwise you are no better than they are. Yelp will get rid of the obviously retaliatory reviews anyway.

7/05/2018 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go dine in Chant on 53rd or the Thai place on 57th. The owners there appreciate the police. Tell them Mike the cityworker,, their ex neighbor from Emerald Avenue sent ya.

7/05/2018 12:26:00 PM  
Blogger Chip Bagg said...

Your leader, Special Ed, refers to this type of behavior as part of the the national "anti-police narrative".

7/05/2018 12:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


I contacted this Chicago based business re the
appalling behavior of Kaleel. Have been advised
by corporate HQ that they have apolized to
officers and the police station. They also mentioned
They have "retrained" their employees in
the importance of good hospitality.
As far as I am concerned, Kaleel needs to the
officers involved to rectify this situation.
Can anyone verify if Roti Restsurant mgmt
apologized to officers and station?

7/05/2018 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

N frame says,

Are these new guys goofy, you can slice the hate I felt at any establishment in Hyde park. This is fundamental transformation and Hyde f’n park has been at the forefront for years. When you walk among rattlesnakes, why do you feel they won’t bite?

7/05/2018 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring your own food. The uniform attracts all kinds of shit, so don't let it wind up on your dinner plate. You don't have to be a chef to make a sandwich and throw an apple in the lunchbox. Not worth the aggravation having to roll the dice every time you eat at these places hoping they didn't mess with your food.

7/05/2018 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That sucks but not as horrible as Oakland CA.

Google this coffee place and watch some pro police videos on youtube.

Hasta Muerte Coffee
Oakland California

They will not serve police at all. Even have a poster in the window that assata Shakur is welcome.

7/05/2018 03:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even though it’s not always cheap to bring your own lunch (you have to consistent and it takes some time preparing it), I’ve been doing it for years. It’s safe and healthy. I used to eat with co workers at this place and many, including myself, gotten sick for food poisoning. But, some Officers still takes the risk and eat at this place.

Not everyone hates the Police. But, I wouldn’t take my chance again eating anywhere where the cook can see you in your uniform while they prepare your food. I wouldn’t trust the waitress taking your orders, either.

7/05/2018 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

7/05/2018 09:34:00 AM
Remember this incident well, did the hospitalization report, and sent this and information report in, lucky this copper survived, like stated numerous times it has gotten worse since 1987, bring lunch or get premade, at stores! The old adage put DTA on your forehead which means don't trust anyone but the somabitch you see in mirror (credit stone cold Steve Austin). Why coppers would go to any restaurant that doesn't respect police is beyond sensible thinking, even then be careful, what you ingest could literally kill you!

7/05/2018 03:53:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"It was madness during the firework show. A fucking backpack BOMB went off and took out a piece of concrete stair. Yet our bosses did nothing.


7/05/2018 09:54:00 AM"

Guessing the scene was never processed?

7/05/2018 04:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am almost positive the City Council passed a MCC that states all publicly licensed businesses in Chicago must provide restroom services to any on-duty Chicago first responders a few years ago.

7/05/2018 05:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whenever someone tells me they don't have a public washroom, it's out of order or it is for paying customers only, I put my hand over my mouth and tell them they better have a mop as I'm about to throw up. It is amazing how quickly they let me use the washroom.

7/05/2018 05:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only way to hurt the business is to give a negative one star review on Yelp.

7/05/2018 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember when i first got on the job in an area very near to hyde park and quite famous i go in with my partner order food and shit you not several employees cane out from the kitchen to get a look at us young white officers i immediately asked for a refund while my partner gladly accepted his mystery food. Brown bagged from that day on... less than a month later with a senior female black who phoned in an order to a similar place was told 20 minutes we showed up 30 minutes and they looked at her and said oh about 20 minutes she gave them this i know what you motherfuckers are up to look and turned around and we walked out.
That's some on the job training!

7/05/2018 06:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I would drive one thousand miles out of my way before giving Mr. Segal ten cents. I only buy Roman Catholic. Brooks Brothers, Jennings Chevrolet/VW, and many, many more. Use the power of the dollar to starve the leftists and the parasites they enable.

Bier Hall Putsch

7/05/2018 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It’s surprising to read the nice citizens posting here but I feel like we have been systematically demonized and painted as the enemy of society. Many coppers have adjusted and slowed down, becoming fetal and doing the bare minimum. On the other side of the coin, we still eat in public and spend money while in uniform. In my opinion that needs to stop. Slow down and take your time, gerberously abiding by all normal traffic calls, even with emergency equipment activated, regardless of the call unless it’s a 10-1 or emergency to help fellow officers. Bring your own lunch, snacks and whatever you need to sustain yourself for your tour. People want confrontation with us. I’m probably not the only one but I’ve had similar treatment in establishments. I love the line, “sorry, bathroom’s broken.” When I was told that one time I asked, “reall? So do you have to use a bucket?” Now I only bring food, never eat out. If the tactic is to slap us in the face all the time, let’s stop presenting ourselves (targets) to the good citizens.

To the poster of the long 010 story - it wasn’t too long. It’s what’s needed to drill into coppers’ heads not to eat out. Like the crushed glass in food in 025 a couple years back from a “police friendly restaurant.” Fuck that. Sorry, but if you’re dumb enough to eat out in uniform and NOT think people are fucking with your food, you need to stop licking windows because that’s just dumb.

7/05/2018 07:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was I the only one who saw Super TTroopers? "It's for a cop".

7/05/2018 08:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to Nella. Good Italian food and run by real Italians, employees are all friendly, they usually give a little break on bill. 1125 E. 55th.

7/05/2018 08:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Anonymous said...
eat at the medici

its way better and police friendly

7/05/2018 11:18:00 AM
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Man, an I old. I remember when the Medici was 75% book store up front, and would have a steamed milk and honey in a small back room.

Oh, and stay safe and fetal.

7/05/2018 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So based on the reply from Roti corporate, Kaleel was "retrained" but not fired.

7/05/2018 09:38:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am almost positive the City Council passed a MCC that states all publicly licensed businesses in Chicago must provide restroom services to any on-duty Chicago first responders a few years ago.
==============
How could that possibly be legal unless the on duty first responder were to issue a chit so the business could be properly compensated.

7/05/2018 09:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Non police here to say that we support you! So sorry and disgusted to hear of this story, gross! I will continue doing my part to call out these indecencies and ignorance. Please know some of us really do care!

7/05/2018 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is terrible. I can't believe people could be so vile. You guys have one of the hardest jobs out there, and then to be treated like this - just disgusting. I used to live in Bucktown and often saw officers eating at Nick's Pit Stop on Damen. Always wished I could have bought them a meal as a show of thanks.

7/06/2018 12:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet more delusion from the left. It makes no sense to me. Why on Earth would you side with an uncivil, howling mob of deranged and violent social misfits and losers versus a population of law abiding people with money to spend? And yet that is exactly what they choose to do nationwide, denying service to LEOs, Trump supporters and hating on conservatives with every breath while embracing the most depraved and worthless scum they can find (like MS13).

It is beyond high time for the producers and enforcers in our society to withdraw our services and presence for a few weeks and let the left see what life is like without us. If they love the kooks and deadbeats so much, then let them try and get the kooks and deadbeats to keep their world safe, fed, clean and operating properly. Not sure about you, but I am increasingly sick and tired of these society wrecking morons savagely biting the hardworking hands that feed them.

7/06/2018 12:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Need to go to Google reviews

7/06/2018 11:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Rules are rules buddy my guy

7/06/2018 02:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Roti Executive Chef said...

Brown bag it up, son. Then you got only yourself or your old lady to mean-mug for your stankin' leftovers! :o

7/08/2018 06:02:00 PM  

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