When their server returned, the three girls questioned him about the "fat girls" label, but the waiter denied any wrongdoing. He said an employee named "Jeff," whose name appears on the receipt, must have typed "fat girls" into the system to keep track of their bill. A manager went over to explain the "fat girls" check, but he “had like a smirk on his face, like it was funny but trying not to laugh.” Instead of clearing all charges, he offered a discount of 25 percent and then a discount of 50 percent, but the women rejected the offers. (Source)
However, not many get the bill at the end of it with a message describing their offspring as a "little f*****." This is what happened to parents Craig and Kimberley Cartin at a Mexican restaurant in Halifax, West Yorkshire, where they received the receipt which had "Thank you little f*****" written on it.
The couple believe her mild protests triggered the shocking comment - despite being seated in the advertised "kids' zone."
The receipts were posted by a U.C. Irvine student who says his friend, a Resident Adviser at the school, had taken some of his students to the Chick-Fil-A, where the cashier didn't ask for the two customers' names. (Source)
Minhee Cho, a communications manager for the journalism site ProPublica, posted a message with a photo of the offending receipt on her personal Twitter account after visiting one of the chain's restaurants.
“Hey @PapaJohns just FYI my name isn't ‘lady chinky eyes,'” she wrote -- prompting outrage on the popular microblogging site.
The message itself was retweeted some 500 times and the photo quickly garnered over 150,000 views -- hours later that Saturday, Papa John's posted an apology on its Twitter and Facebook pages. (Source)
After voicing his displeasure to Pizza Hut, the customer was offered two $50 gift cards and a letter of apology from Hut headquarters. (Source)
No terms of the settlement were revealed. However, you can guess any payment to McHenry is going to be financially substantial. It is against federal law for a public business to brazenly discriminate against a customer based on race.
The restaurant's owner apologized and explained that the message should only have been seen by the kitchen staff, and should never have ended up as an item on the bill. The context in which said message should have been seen by the kitchen staff has not been explained. (Source)