Texas Bar and Grill Staff Member Calls Customer 'Fat' and 'Gay' on Food Receipt, Gets Suspended

A staff member of a north Houston grill restaurant has reportedly been suspended after describing a customer as "fat" and "gay" on a food receipt.

The incident took place at the Plush Daiquiri Bar and Grill restaurant last Saturday, KTRK-TV reported. The owners of the relatively-new establishment claimed they do not discriminate and said the female server had been apologetic for writing the disrespectful remark.

A note on the man's receipt said the food order was for "dude with dreads fat gay." The man, who shared an image of the note to KTRK-TV, asked to remain anonymous.

"I don't even know her, she don't know me, that's like stereotyping, for her to not even know and say fat, gay and this and that," the customer said, adding that he had been left angry after the server's comment and would likely not be back to eat at the restaurant in the future.

"If anybody asked about it I would tell them, it's a good restaurant. I have nothing bad to say about the restaurant. I just will not go back," the insulted customer told KTRK-TV.

In an interview, the owners of the bar and grill, Marcus Barlow and Leighton Dickson, denied that the incident reflected the ethos of the business and said the staffer had been suspended for three days. "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," Dickson said.

Barlow also told KTRK-TV: "It was just her way of describing him. It wasn't anything against him or anything personal. It was her way of referencing back who to deliver the food to."

According to its Facebook account, the restaurant opened its doors in April and is located at 12714 North Freeway. It claims to offer a "fun environment with great customer service." On the social network, it is currently rated 4.1 out of 5 based on the reviews of 23 people.

It is not the first time disrespectful or offensive terms have been spotted on receipts. Earlier this month, an employee at Who Dat's Drive-Thru in Mississippi was reportedly fired after describing female customers as "black b****** in silver car" on a printed food order. It was also alleged that a store employee had laughed in the woman's face when she complained to a manager.

In North Carolina, two Smoothie King franchise stores were closed and two employees fired this month after multiple racist terms, including the n-word, were found written on receipts.

"I experience racism here and there and usually doesn't bother me. Today I left this store furious on the inside, trying to not let my young kids know what just happened," a Korean customer who was labeled "Jackie Chan" by servers wrote in a Facebook post at the time, as first reported by The Charlotte Observer.

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