Wednesday, April 06, 2016

British restaurant uses "n-word"

A trendy London restaurant has been branded 'disgraceful' after a black woman spotted the words 'no ice n****' printed on her food bill after dining with a group of friends.

The racial slur was spotted on the itemized receipt by customers at The Happenstance, near St Paul's in central London, as they tried to settle their bill following a meal out on Easter Sunday.

The group of women apparently challenged staff over the offensive message but were reportedly told that 'we don't know how it got there'.

Drake and Morgan, the group which owns the restaurant, has now apologised for the incident and confirmed a member of staff has been suspended pending an investigation.

The incident came to light when Jehan, from London, took to Twitter to share an image of the offensive receipt. He is said to be friends with the woman who was targeted by the racial slur.

He wrote: 'A friend just received this bill from the white staff at London's happenstancebar.

'Absolutely crazy. The management showed no interest or accountability either.

Drake and Morgan, the owner of The Happenstance restaurant, said an investigation is underway.

A spokesman said: 'We are appalled by the unacceptable behaviour of one of our waiting staff. He has been suspended from duty pending a full disciplinary.

'We have contacted two members of the group that were at The Happenstance yesterday afternoon and have apologised unequivocally.

The restaurant also wrote on Twitter: 'The waiter is now suspended pending full disciplinary. His behaviour is unacceptable. We apologise profusely.'



Bird of Paradise said...

Why cant these liberals just forget about the whole thing instead of always whining about a word What ever became of Sticks and Stones?

Anonymous said...

Bird of Paradise,

Why can't people who work for a company act professionally and within company guidelines? Are you that moronic to think that the behavior of the server was acceptable? Have you never complained about any service you have received?

Your name fits you rather well as you are either bird brained or have the brain of a plant.

Anonymous said...

Wait staff have been playing this game for years and mostly they get by with it. When I was approving expense receipts the best part was catching some of the comments about my staff put on the receipts. "Troglodyte" and " gross slob" were a couple I remember vividly but "dumb honkey" was from a national chain restaurant. Many more people would be offended if they knew to look but most do not care because they treat the staff as minions and tip little or not at all. There is a high probability that the slur was a retaliation for an action on the customer's part. Not justification but definitely human nature.


Bird of Paradise said...

Anon 3:23 please take your foot and insert it into your mouth your sound like idiot with a walnut brain

Anonymous said...

Bird of Paradise,

Nothing like a person who calls unprofessional behavior "sticks and stones" going off on people who offer a different opinion.

It is always funny to watch you try and shut down comments in threads where you are trying to tell people that only liberals are anti-speech.

You aren't aware that your actions are just the same as those you claim to hate.

Birdzilla said...

Free Speech Yes Big Brother No

Spurwing Plover the fighting shorebird said...

A N word for the critics and wackos NUTCASES

Anonymous said...

7:41 - uh, what actions? his opinion? that's not an action.