Here we go again. Another restaurant, another racist receipt. This time, it was found at a Hooters in Queens. In the space reserved for the customer's name, an employee typed out the word “Chinx” to identify a Korean American couple. According to NBCNewYork.com, the couple noticed the hostess and another employee standing at the computer giggling and “gawking at them.” Now the man, Kisuk Cha, is suing for racial discrimination.
It's the latest in a string of similar WTF incidents around the country, two right here in OC. Ah, the (not-so-distant) memories. Let's look back at the stupidity, shall we?
“Mc Stinkynigger,” “Mc Nigshit” and “Mc Cottonwood” at Landmark Steakhouse
African American businessman Mark McHenry filed a lawsuit in OC federal court against Landmark Steakhouse in Corona del Mar after an employee repeatedly listed him on credit card receipts using the racial slurs. The employee, who never confessed, was fired and the lawsuit was settled.
“Lady Chinky Eyes” at Papa Johns
Minhee Cho received this receipt at a New York City location. The image went viral when she tweeted, “Hey @PapaJohns just FYI my name isn't 'lady chinky eyes.” Papa Johns apologized and fired the employee.
“Ching” and “Chong” at Chick-fil-A
Asian students from UC Irvine received these receipts at a local Chick-fil-A. The employee was dismissed and the company issued an apology, stating that the “unthinking behavior of a young team member at one of our restaurants does not support any claim or even suggestion of racism at our restaurant.”
“Nigger Don't Tip” at Dominos
A North Carolina woman found the phrase on her receipt. The driver was fired and the woman received more than a dozen threatening phone calls.
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