An Applebee’s waitress Chelsea Welch has reportedly been fired after posting an image of a receipt on the social media sharing website Reddit that shows the signatures of a pastor or refusing to provide gratuity at her restaurant.
Pastor Alois Bell visited the restaurant with a large group of other diners. When she received the bill, an 18% tip had automatically been added to the total. The pastor took a pen and scribbled off the tip, adding a zero with a line drawn through it and a rather uncharitable note that read, “I give God 10%. Why do you get 18?”
Apparently once the receipt hit the Internet, the supposed pastor forgot the Golden Rule of “love thy neighbor” and called the Applebee’s where Chelsea works to demand that she and all management involved be fired.
In an email sent to The Huffington Post, Applebee’s spokesperson Dan Smith wrote:
Our Guests’ personal information – including their meal check – is private, and neither Applebee’s nor its franchisees have a right to share this information publicly. We value our Guests’ trust above all else. Our franchisee has apologized to the Guest and has taken disciplinary action with the Team Member for violating their Guest’s right to privacy. This individual is no longer employed by the franchisee.