Stockton, CA – Three women are understandably angry after discovering the label “fat girls” on their restaurant receipt, which was apparently used by the staff to describe their table.
Christina Duran and two of her girlfriends were shocked when they looked at their Cameo Club Casino restaurant receipt and saw “fat girls” under the name of their server and above the number of guests listed, reports MSN.
In case you’ve never had a waiting job before, servers will sometimes type brief descriptions of their guests into the computer to help identify them to co-workers who run food on busy nights. The downside? Your name (as the server), the guest count, and any note about the table typed into the computer shows up on the check.
“I got the bill, and I was like, why does the receipt say, ‘fat girls?’” Duran said.
Her friends thought she was joking, reports News10.
“I was laughing at her, and she was like, ‘I’m serious.’ I’m like, ‘No, it does not say fat girls, let me see it,’” said Christina Huerta, who was also at the table along with Isabel Robles.
“[Huerta] was like, ‘You’re lying,’” Duran said. “And I was like, ‘No, I’m serious. Look at it.’ She was like, ‘fat girls?’”
“I was like, ‘Give me that,’ and I’m looking at it. I was like, ‘Oh, heck no,’” Robles said.
They demanded to see a manager, and showed him the check. “He had like a smirk on his face, like if it was funny, but he was trying not to laugh,” Huerta said, describing the manager.
The manager eventually apologized, and offered 25 percent off the bill. When they didn’t work, he upped the ante. “He was like, ‘Well, I can do 50 percent,’ and we were just like, are you serious?” Huerta said.
The three women were in tears over the bill, and insist that it’s no laughing matter. Management issued a later apology, and said that they suspended “Jeff,” the server who admitted to typing “fat girls” on the restaurant receipt. They’re calling it an “isolated incident,” and added that they hope the three women will return so that they can apologize in person.