Fuddruckers steps up to feed first responders during shooting Sunday

BROOKFIELD -- FOX6 News has learned more about those who took care of the caregivers following Sunday's shooting at the Azana Salon & Spa. Three were killed and four were injured when 45-year-old Radcliffe Haughton entered the salon and opened fire, before turning the gun on himself. Dozens of first responders and other emergency personnel were on the scene for hours that day, while others were focused on the care and feeding of those brave men and women.

As word of Sunday's shooting at the Azana Salon & Spa spread through the Brookfield neighborhood surrounding the facility, those at Fuddruckers first protected patrons and employees. Hours later, with the restaurant still on lockdown, the Salvation Army managed to make contact and a request for the restaurant to feed first responders at the shooting scene.

"Those guys had been out there all day and all night and hadn't had anything to eat, so when they approached us for a bite to eat, we was more than welcome to accommodate them," Maurice Washington said.

The accommodations included 150 burgers and fries, complete with condiments -- free of charge.

"My mind was going nuts! I was thinking 'wow! All these burgers we gotta make?!'" Washington said.

However, knowing who would be eating the food made the mountain of mouth-watering work well worth the effort for Fuddrucker's employees.

"I enjoyed doing it and helping out people for a good cause," Washington said.

The restaurant's general manager, Susan Verdone said she was happy to have helped when needed.

"You don't know what to do at that time and we just did what we thought was right at the time, so it turned out to be great," Verdone said.

Verdone said the 150 one-third pound burgers that Fuddruckers served up to the first responders on Sunday would've tallied a bill of about $400 or $500. However, Verdone says that's a small price to pay when considering the impact it had.

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