A restaurant in Louisiana, U.S fired a waiter this week after he allegedly gave a group of customers a receipt on which he’d printed a racial slur.
23-year-old Dakota Crochet was reportedly sacked from his job at New Orleans’ Huck Finn’s after giving the offensive bill to a party of black customers on Thursday.
The receipt read: “N****** 100% dislike”.
Huck Finn’s has since issued an apology:
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.
We acknowledge that the anger and disappointment being expressed is legitimate and has serious merit. We want everyone to know that we agree.
Ironically, the restaurant is named after a fictional character (Huckleberry Finn) whose use of that particular racist term is fairly infamous.
According to NBC News, 33-year-old Liryca Neville-Branch, one of the customers who was given the receipt, is considering a lawsuit.
Neville-Branch added that she didn’t believe the restaurant’s apology was sincere.