Customers Cry Foul After Finding “Fat Girls” on Their Receipt
In just the latest example of waitstaff getting into hot water thanks to the “memo” section of a restaurant receipt, three friends are peeved at how they were described at a Chilly D’s Restaurant in California. “I got the bill, I was looking at the bill [and] I was like, ‘Why does this receipt say ‘fat girls?’” customer Christine Duran said.
The friends had dined out at the Stockton, Calif., restaurant, which is a part of the Cameo Casino Restaurant chain, on Thursday. The bill lists charges for three tri-tips with fries and three sodas, for a total of $25.50. A bartender named Jeff had apparently typed in “Fat Girls” to keep track of their bill.
When Duran asked a manager for an explanation, he “had like a smirk on his face, like it was funny but trying not to laugh,” she said.
The dining experience went from bad to worse when the restaurant demanded they still pay the bill, offering them a 25-percent discount and then a 50-percent discount. They declined both offers.
In a Facebook message overnight, Maggie Lewis, the Cameo Club Casino owner, apologized and said the insulting treatment Duran and her friends had received is “intolerable in our establishment.”
It’s certainly not the first time customers have been insulted on receipts. In January, a Papa John’s employee was fired after writing “Lady Chinky Eyes” on a receipt to identify an Asian customer.