Red Lobster suspends black employee after racist white couple leaves ‘N-word’ on her receipt

Screen Shot 2013-09-12 at 2.32.03 AM

A young, black employee who endured racism at Red Lobster has been suspended by the company. According to reports by Progressive Populist Toni Jenkins, 19 was suspend after posting a receipt she received on Facebook.

While serving a white couple at the Nashville, Tenn., restaurant, Jenkins said the couple was rude to her and would not speak when she attempted to take their orders. They eventually told Jenkins to put all of their food in a to-go box. When Jenkins returned to get the receipt, she found the words, “none n—-r” scribbled in the totals section.

Jenkins showed her manager, who did nothing about the matter. She later posted a picture of the receipt with a note that read, “This is what I got as a tip last night … so happy to live in the proud southern states…God Bless America, land of the free and home of the low class racists of Tennessee.”

Jenkins’ picture was shared thousands of times. However, the restaurant suspended her with pay after it was discovered that she posted the receipt.

Red Lobster is currently investigating the incident.

Screen Shot 2013-09-12 at 2.32.17 AM

A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Shaw's latest book, Trap History, delves into the history and global dominance of Trap music. Follow his journey on TrapHistory.Com, Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

Join Our Newsletter

Get the latest news from Rolling Out.