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Restaurant Customer Has Beef Over Being Called 'Fatty' On Receipt

"He offered me a gift card, but I'd rather just not go there."

A man in Rhode Island has a big beef with a local restaurant that called him "fatty" on the receipt.

Dillon Arnold was eating at All Stars Bar & Grill Tuesday night when it came time  to settle his bill.

"I was signing my slip," Arnold told WJAR TV. "I didn't really pay attention to it yet, and then I just happened to read it and I saw it in the corner and I was like, 'Wow,' and my heart just dropped."

On the receipt where Arnold's name should be was this word: "Fatty."

Dillon Harper, 24, said he received a receipt with the word "fatty" from a restaurant in Warwick, Rhode Island.
Dillon Harper, 24, said he received a receipt with the word "fatty" from a restaurant in Warwick, Rhode Island.

Restaurant owner Antonio Ambrosio told WPRI-TV that he requires servers to put the customer's name on the check.

“[Writing the name] personalizes their visit. And yesterday an employee wrote the word ‘fatty’ on their check,” Ambrosio said.

Ambrosio is very familiar with the employee who handled the order: It's his 18-year-old son, T.J.

Arnold posted a photo of the offensive receipt to Facebook where it quickly went viral.

Both Ambrosios attempted to apologize via the Facebook post.

Antonio Ambrosio wrote: 

"We sincerely apologize for your negative experience last night. It was very unprofessional to say the least. We take full accountability for what occurred and would like to make it up to you. Please call me so I can offer you something for the inconvenience. This should not have happened and my staff will be dealt with right away."

Ambrosio also fired his son and said the teen is also forbidden to eat at the restaurant.

T.J. did reach out to Arnold on social media to apologize, according to the New York Daily News:

“What I did was immature and I acted without thinking about the consequences. I acted in a way that was rude, childish, and totally inappropriate. Due to my actions, I was terminated, rightly so,” he said.

Ambrosio has also offered a $50 gift card in an attempt to entice Arnold back to the restaurant.

So far, Arnold's not biting.

"I'd rather just not go there," Arnold told WJAR-TV. "It's just so embarrassing."

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