All Dillon Arnold wanted was to grab a couple of cold beers with his friends, but he got much more than he bargained for when the server at All Stars Bar & Grill in Rhode Island fat-shamed him on his credit card receipt.
Arnold isn’t the typical person you’d see complaining about being fat-shamed. He’s a male, in his mid-twenties, and entirely happy with his looks. Even so, Dillon admitted that when he saw the word “fatty” on his credit card slip, he saw red. First, he asked the server why he labeled his table as “fatty,” but the waiter denied it, and shrugged it off as some sort of misunderstanding.
“I was signing my slip. I didn’t really pay attention to it yet, and then I just happened to read it and I saw it in the corner and I was like, ‘Wow,’ and my heart just dropped.”
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The receipt from All Stars Bar & Grill clearly had the word “fatty” in place of the customer’s name. Arnold shared an image of his receipt on social media and encouraged his friends and loved ones to share the picture to get the word out about the poor service he received at the restaurant.
“[The server] legit ID’ed me as ‘fatty,’ then he wouldn’t admit it. They lost mine and my friends business.”
Tony Ambrosio, the owner of the restaurant, was quick to apologize for Dillon Arnold’s experience and reported the server in question has been fired. He explained there was no excuse for his former employee’s behavior, and assured Arnold it would never happen again.
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Ambrosio posted an apology in the comments section of Arnold’s Facebook post.
“We sincerely apologize for your negative experience last night. It was very unprofessional, to say the least. We take full accountability for what occurred and would like to make it up to you.”
As it turns out, the server wasn’t just Tony Ambrosio’s employee; he was his son. Not only is he out of work, but the former employee isn’t allowed on the restaurant’s property. Tony explained he hopes Dillon knew how sorry he is for his son’s behavior and admitted to feeling embarrassed about the negative public attention his business establishment received.
“That’s not what I teach my children. Employees or my kids, I hold them all accountable.”
Tony Ambrosio and his son reached out to Dillon Arnold to apologize for the incident. He told CNN that he isn’t ready to talk to them yet because he feels it should have never happened. It was supposed to be a nice evening out, and it turned into quite an ordeal.
“I apologize and would like to send you a 50$ gift card. If you can please call my cell phone when you can so I can personally apologize to you.”
Arnold explained that he wasn’t looking to get the server fired, either. He just was in shock that someone would write “fatty” on his receipt, then deny it like it wasn’t implying anything about his weight. Arnold explained that he isn’t interested in a gift card from the restaurant either because he isn’t sure he wants ever to go back after being insulted and fat-shamed.
“I’m not looking to see Allstars get shut down or vandalized or anything. Justice has been done and it’s over and done with.”
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