Photo of receipt with racist slur gets Red Lobster server suspended

The company’s ‘standard procedure’ in the case of employees posting images of bills online echoes other incidents. (Updated)

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That’s exactly what happened at a Franklin, Tenn., Red Lobster this week. A customer wrote “none” in the receipt’s line for the tip and the n-word in the line for total. The customer’s waitress, Tori Christina Jenkins, who is black, reportedly showed a photo of the receipt to her father, who posted it to Facebook.

Jenkins was suspended. Mike Bernstein, a spokesman for Red Lobster, told The Huffington Post the suspension was “standard procedure” for employees who violate company policy by doing something like posting a picture of a receipt. (In the original image from Facebook, the customer’s name is fairly easy to make out.)

At the same time, Bernstein said the customer’s use of a racial slur is “completely disgusting.”

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