A Rhode Island man's experience at a local bar was spoiled when he noticed that his server had written "fatty" on his receipt.
Dillon Arnold was having drinks at All Stars Bar and Grill on June 21 when the incident occurred. He spoke to WJAR about the moment he realized what the server had done.
"I was signing my slip," he said. "I didn't really pay attention to it yet, and then I just happened to read it and I saw it in the corner and I was like, 'Wow,' and my heart just dropped."
Shortly after, he posted the receipt to Facebook along with a short message for the restaurant.
"Yeah I'll never go to All Stars on Airport Rd again," he wrote. "I usually don’t care but this bs got me offended. [The server] legit ID me as 'fatty' then he wouldn’t admit it. They lost mine and my friends' business."
He asked fellow Facebook users to share the post. It has almost 1000 shares and almost 100 comments as of June 23.
Owner Antonio Ambrosio said he reached out and apologized to Arnold as soon as he learned of the incident.
"I did want to apologize to Dillon," Ambrosio told WPRI. "It was uncalled for what my employee did. And it shouldn't have happened. And that's why he's terminated."
That employee also happens to be Ambrosio's son. In addition to being fired, he is reportedly barred from eating at the restaurant.
Ambrosio also wrote a personal note to Arnold in the comments section of the latter's Facebook post:
We sincerely apologize for your negative experience last night. It was very unprofessional to say the least. We take full accountability for what occurred and would like to make it up to you. Please call me so I can offer you something for the inconvenience. This should not have happened and my staff will be dealt with right away.
Arnold said he is not ready to forgive and forget.
"He offered me a gift card, but I'd rather just not go there," he told WJAR. "It's just so embarrassing."
All Stars Bar and Grill has since received a number of threats from people who are angry over the incident. Ambrosio had to notify the police as a result, WPRI reports.