(Meredith) – A restaurant in Virginia is beneath scrutiny for poking enjoyable at a 17-year-old boy who paid his invoice with principally quarters.
Cohen Naulty stated he and two of his associates went to Beer 88 in Lynchburg for lunch on Monday, and he determined to choose up the $45 tab. He paid with a $20 invoice, a number of quarters and even left a $10 tip.
The workers later posted a photograph of the cash on Facebook, saying:
We’ll simply caption this…’How NOT to pay at a restaurant,’ trigger that is the nicest factor we are able to assume to say about this ridiculousness.
The publish additionally included the hashtags “we are Beer 88, not a Coinstar” and “no home training.”
Although the restaurant denied shaming the teenager, calling the publish “a joke,” it sparked main backlash and led to Beer 88 deleting its complete Facebook web page.
“It’s just U.S. currency,” Naulty instructed WSET-TV. “I’m allowed to use it. It’s not illegal. I’m not doing anything wrong.”
Naulty instructed the outlet he used the tip cash that he earned as a server at one other restaurant to deal with his associates to lunch at Beer 88.
“I like paying for folks’s meals even when I’ve to scrape collectively my final quarters to take action,” he wrote in a Facebook post.
Beer 88 proprietor, Yao Liu, and several other clients stated the publish has been blown out of proportion.
The restaurant additionally responded to the criticism with an apology, in response to WSET:
In response to our earlier publish, it was posted as a joke, supposed as a joke and ought to be taken as a joke. It was posted as a light-hearted method of claiming that one thing like this may be annoying to people who work within the restaurant/retail business. In no method did we publicly disgrace ANYONE for paying OR tipping. We attempt to hold our web page humorous and relatable. And had no concept that this may be offensive to anybody.
Meanwhile, Naulty has began a fundraiser on Facebook geared toward treating somebody “as soon as every week” to a free meal. Dozens of individuals have already donated greater than $1,600 inside two days.
“Paying for someone’s meal can change a really bad day around in just one moment of kindness. I would like to keep this going and make it fun,” he wrote. “We will use 100% of the donations to pay for others’ meals and post videos of their reactions!”
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