A restaurant employee in Missouri has been terminated after referring to a pair of customers as “Black Couple” on their receipt.
The incident occurred Saturday, according to receipt. A couple had dined at Patrick’s Westport Grill in Maryland Heights, FOX 2 reported.
When it came time to pay their bill, the couple noticed an unusual description on their receipt. Instead of the table number, which is usually stated on the receipt, the bill read, “Black Couple In.”
Photos of the receipt were sent to the news station by angry viewers. The restaurant’s longtime owner, Patrick Hanon, issued a public apology on Facebook.
The statement read:
I, Patrick Hanon, sincerely apologize for the unacceptable act that is not symbolic of our company values or beliefs. …
Posted by Patrick’s Westport Grill on Sunday, July 19, 2015
Some Facebook users noticed the bill came out to an extra $1.50 due to a non-itemized charge, which Patrick’s later confirmed was for a double-shot of liquor. The option to label recipients with anything other than the table number has also been removed from the restaurant’s system.
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