Applebee's Waitress Claims She Received 'We Don't Tip Black People' Note Instead of Tip

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An Applebee's restaurant serves customers on August 10, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. A waitress from an Applebee's in Radcliff, Kentucky, claims she received a racist note on September 19 from customers instead of a tip. Scott Olson/Getty Images

A mother from Kentucky claims her daughter received a racist note while she was waiting tables at an Applebee's.

Regina Boone told Fox 8 on Friday that her daughter, Jasmine Brewer, waited on four people on September 19 at the Applebee's in Radcliff, Kentucky. Instead of leaving a tip, the customers allegedly left a racist note that read "We don't tip black people."

"You took the time to write a note, 'We don't tip black people' -- but you couldn't take a second to say hello or thank you?" Boone told the news station.

Boone posted the note on Facebook with her daughter's permission.

"I'm very vocal and always will be!," Boone wrote on Facebook. "You think racism does not exist, IT DOES! This was left for MY BABY tonight at Applebee's in Radcliff!"

Brewer told the Kentucky New Era that she has worked at the Applebee's in Radcliff since July and claims this is the second time a customer had left a racist note without a tip. She told the publication that the group of people she served did not say much to her and appeared to be standoffish.

"If they needed something, I got it," Brewer told the publication. "I didn't realize I was the problem the whole time. It's embarrassing for people to know they left that for me," she said.

After Boone posted the note on Facebook, Brewer told the Kentucky New Era she received more than $150 from donations to help compensate from the group's lack of tip. She told the publication that she is more anxious when she approaches tables to wait on.

"It makes you look at yourself differently," she told the Kentucky New Era.

In a statement to Newsweek, a spokesperson from Applebee's wrote that the note was "unacceptable" and that all restaurant employees should be treated with "dignity and respect."

"All restaurant team members deserve to be treated with dignity and respect. The remarks directed at one of our franchisee's employees are unacceptable and inconsistent with Applebee's values as a brand," the statement read.

In July, a waiter from a restaurant in Texas said he had received a racist note while waiting tables, but the note turned out to be fake. Khail Cavil, 20, posted a receipt with a note in July that read "We don't tip terrorist" on his Facebook page. Cavil said he received the note on top of his $108 receipt while he was waiting tables at the Saltgrass Steakhouse in Odessa, Texas.

Terry Turney, the COO of Saltgrass Steakhouse, released a statement on following the incident and said the 20-year-old lied about the note. The restaurant has apologized to the customer accused of the note, and they have been invited back to dine at the restaurant.

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An Applebee's restaurant serves customers on August 10, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. A waitress from an Applebee's in Radcliff, Kentucky, claims she received a racist note on September 19 from customers instead of a tip. Scott Olson/Getty Images