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Food

Restaurant Responds to 1% Tipper Who Wrote Waitress Should "GET A REAL JOB" on His Receipt

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The Newport Beach restaurant listed on the receipt of a patron who left a measly 1% tip and wrote that his waitress should "GET A REAL JOB" has responded.

The receipt (posted at right) was the first post by an anonymous blogger under the handle "Future Ex-Banker" whose blog and Twitter feed have since been yanked down. The blogger claimed the receipt belonged to a big-time banker who loathed any talk of the "99 percent." Yesterday, when we called up the restaurant listed on the receipt True Food Kitchen, we spoke with a gracious hostess who confirmed that yes, there was a server named Breanna but no, they couldn't confirm the authenticity of the receipt.

Since then, Mike Wilcox, the vice president of operations for True Food Kitchen, told the Huffington Post that the company hasn't verified the authenticity of the receipt, but they're looking into it. Wilcox says the first thing that the company is going to do is talk to the server listed as Breanna on the receipt to see if she can remember what went on. "If her service was up to the level" they assume their employees would deliver, Wilcox told the Huffington Post, "they would do everything they can to make it up to her somehow."

Would he ban the bad tipper if the receipt turns out to be 100% real?

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He told the Huffington Post "people are asking us to ban the person from the restaurant—if more information came through on who the person is I first would love to talk to him."