A Hooters employee wrote “CHINX” on the receipt of an Asian couple in reference to the racial slur “Chink.” A Chick-fil-A restaurant wrote “Ching” and “Chong” on the receipts of two Asian customers while a Papa John’s employee referred to an Asian patron as “Lady Chinky Eyes” on her receipt.
|An example of a bad way to win over customers.|
Photo: ABC News
Though these examples targeted Asians, it can happen to anyone. A group of young ladies dining at the Chilly D’s restaurant in Stockton, California were aghast to find “Fat Girls” written on their receipt.
This brings us to the most recent receipt message example reported by The Consumerist which took place at a Red Robin in North Carolina where a husband and his pregnant wife dined. To the couple’s surprise, their receipt read “MOM 2 BEE GOOD LUC” and the manager applied a discount to give the wife a complimentary meal.
|Finally, a positive message on a restaurant receipt.|
Photo: The Consumerist
With all the ugly incidents that have occurred with receipt messages, it’s nice to know that one restaurant manager got it right and used it for good. Now that’s the type of establishment customers will want to visit.
Have you ever received unusual messages on your receipts?