Last Thursday, three plus size women visited Chilly D’s which is part of the Cameo Casino Restaurant. Everything went without incident until Jeff, the bartender typed in “Fat Girls” to keep track of the ladies bill. As if it would be to hard to label the table with something simple like table of three or the color of a shirt or something other than a rude remark.
Jeff forgot to change the identifier so when given the receipt it was still on there. When Christine Duran asked for an explanation, he had a smirk on his face as if there was something funny and he was trying not to laugh.
Upon voicing their complaint to the manager they were initially offered a 25% discount off the total bill which was $25.50. The initial discount was followed by a 50% discount. They declined both offers. The entire bill was eventually discounted as Jimmy Siemers, co-owner of Chilly D’s worked to clean up the mess. Although he didn’t work the evening of the incident, he said he is trying to clean up the mess.
He has more than a small mess to clean up. I hope that Jeff is reprimanded for his actions. It was completely unprofessional, rude and ignorant. That is not the only way he could have identified that table. He probably thought he was being funny, but at whose expense. Everyone gets talked about but when it comes to a business that is another form of discrimination. Hopefully Chilly D's and Jeff will learn from this experience.