New Orleans Restaurant Says It Fired Server For Adding Racist Slur To Customer’s Receipt

Every time we see a receipt that has some kind of slur, insult or otherwise awful language on it, we hope as hard as we can that it’s the last time. Sadly, yet another instance of humans being horrible to each other has surfaced: A New Orleans restaurant says it’s fired a server accused of adding the “N” word to a customer’s receipt yesterday.

A Facebook user posted a photo of a receipt from the restaurant that includes the words “N—– 100% DISLIKE” on it, saying her daughter received it on Thursday.

(via Facebook)

(via Facebook)

After the image made the rounds on social media, the restaurant posted a statement on its website saying it was “shocked and appalled” and apologizing for the server’s actions, confirming that he had been “terminated immediately after management found out they violated company policy.”

The restaurant goes on to write that it’s “committed to treating everyone, employees and customers alike, with dignity and respect,” adding that the “unfortunate actions of this one employee do not mirror the mission of” of the establishment’s non-discrimination policy.

“We are extremely apologetic for any inconvenience this may have caused. We have been serving customers from around the world for more than 6 years, and our employees work their hardest to go above and beyond to ensure visitors have a pleasant and respectful experience,” the restaurant says in its statement.

It also apologized on Twitter, saying it was working “around the clock to rectify the situation.”

This isn’t the first time we’ve encountered a racist or otherwise awful addition to a receipt or elsewhere in an order — just this week, three Pizza Hut workers were fired for writing “KKK” and drawing a swastika inside a customer’s pizza box.

But once again, we can’t help but hope it will be the last time we have to report about such an extreme lack of basic human decency and respect for one another.

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