A customer at a restaurant in Houston says he was insulted by a server who described him as fat and gay on his receipt.
The man, who was not identified, told local TV station KTRK that when he visited Plush Daiquiri Bar and Grill Saturday night, he saw the server had written “to go dude with dreads, fat, gay” at the bottom of his receipt.
“That’s like stereotyping, for her to not even know and say fat, gay, and this and that,” he said. He called the restaurant to complain.
Plush Daiquiri’s owners said the server was simply trying to identify the man. “It was just her way of describing him,” co-owner Marcus Barlow told KTRK. “It wasn’t anything against him or anything personal. It was her way of referencing back who to deliver the food to.”
The other co-owner, Leighton Dickson, added, “She was unaware that he could see it and she was very apologetic to us about it and she was disciplined. We do no discriminating at all at Plush.” The server was suspended for three days.
The customer said he will not patronize Plush Daiquiri again. “If anybody asked about it I would tell them it’s a good restaurant,” he told the station I have nothing bad to say about the restaurant. I just will not go back.”