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'100 Percent Dislike': Waiter Writes Racial Slur On Customer's Receipt (Photo)

| by Lisa Fogarty
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A customer at a restaurant in New Orleans says she was shocked when she received her receipt Thursday afternoon and noticed it contained a racial slur. 

The woman, who was dining at Huck Finn's Cafe in the French Quarter says the waiter referred to her on the receipt as the N-word, and followed the slur with the printed words "100% dislike," reports WDSU.

The customer told WDSU that she was sharing a meal with coworkers at the restaurant. At some point, she sent back a fish platter and salad, which cost $16, and the deduction is noted on her receipt next to the word "Dislike." 

The woman posted a photo of her receipt on Facebook, where it quickly went viral. The restaurant's manager wouldn't reportedly speak to WDSU, but said the waiter responsible has since been fired.

"We don't condone that at all. He's gone and that's it," the manager said.

The restaurant also made it clear on Twitter that it is taking the customer's complaint seriously:

In addition, it released a statement about the incident on its website:

Huck Finn's Cafe is shocked and appalled at the actions of one of its employees, who was terminated immediately after management found out they violated company policy. Huck Finn's Cafe is committed to treating everyone, employees and customers alike, with dignity and respect. The unfortunate actions of this one employee do not mirror the mission of Huck Finn's Cafe's firm non-discrimination policy, and we are extremely apologetic for any inconvenience this may have caused. 

In a related incident that took place in January, six friends were dining at Shatila Lebanese Grill and Hookah in Pantego, Texas, and asked for separate checks. Each of their receipts featured the N-word, which the server had reportedly written to identify them, reports WFAA. The friends, who had just attended a New Year's church service, say they didn't overreact and that they forgive the 18-year-old server. 

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Sources: WDSU, Huckfinnscafe.com, WFAA

Photo Credit: Huffington Post, Dan4th Nicholas/Flickr