Employees have on occasion been guilty of doctoring receipts to say offensive things. There was the Hooters receipt that referred to two Korean immigrant customers as "Chinx" (they filed suit), the Maryland RadioShack employee who called a customer an "ugly itch" on her receipt, from "ghettohood, usa."
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If the uniform doesn't fit, must you quit? That's a policy that two former cocktail waitresses are challenging, saying in a lawsuit that a Philadelphia-area casino illegally discriminated against them for becoming pregnant.
The women, Alycia Campiglia, 27, and Christina Aicher, 31, both became pregnant in... Read More »
Waitresses dressed in skimpy outfits may be the rage at the moment, but a food server in Southern California has put her foot down, suing her former employer for sexual harassment and for requiring her to wear short, plaid skirts while working.
Courtney Scaramella, who worked at O'Hara's bar in Los... Read More »
By Candice Choi
NEW YORK -- The waitresses at Twin Peaks wear skimpy plaid tops that accentuate their chests. In case you didn't catch the joke, the chain's logo is an image of two pointy, snow-capped mountains. And the sports bar doesn't stop there: It promises "scenic views."
Twin Peaks owner Randy DeWitt... Read More »
The story of the Tower of Babel is understood to be a parable on humanity's disparate nature. When the species coalesced pridefully around the construction of an imposing tower, the higher being made the decision to divide humanity. And so humans began speaking distinct languages. Along the way we've diverged... Read More »
Four New York City detectives have been placed on desk duty and stripped of their guns for reportedly drinking on duty two weeks ago to celebrate one officer's birthday at a steakhouse in the city's Washington Heights neighborhood.
Investigators are still looking into a more serious allegation that one of... Read More »
Update: On Monday evening, the True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach released a statement, which called the receipt "altered and exaggerated." The "Future Ex Banker" blog and Twitter account, which originally posted and sent out the image, have both been taken down.
It's tough to be a food server. Most... Read More »
Restaurant workers are five times more likely to be sexually harassed than the general working population. Servers are three times more likely to live in poverty, and twice as likely to rely on food stamps. As a new report from the Restaurant Opportunities Center states: "Essentially, many of the workers who... Read More »
Tipping has become almost a science these days. According to one study, informing customers of the exact dollar value of 15 percent and 20 percent of their bill actually encourages their generosity. According to another, people tip more if their waitresses stand closer, while another study found that squatting... Read More »
Amid the Great Recession, the so-called Generation Debt is seeing lawyers graduate without job prospects, and the onetime masters of the universe on Wall Street reaching out to the government of New York City for employment help. Indeed, with the rise of the developing world, the millennial generation may be... Read More »
A disgruntled waitress is at the heart of a credit-card skimming scam that has affected at least nine customers of a Port Richey, Fla., eatery known as Mugs N Jugs.
Food server Kathryn Shana'e Perez, 25, swiped the credit card information using a skimmer -- a small, handheld electronic device that scans and... Read More »
Insider tips for a successful restaurant meal from someone who really knows-your waitress.
1. Avoid slow times as well as busy ones.
Most diners know that during busy times, like lunchtime, holidays or Saturday nights service can be less than attentive. The very slow times, like Monday nights, snowy days and... Read More »