The daughter of one of the Neville Brothers received a receipt on Thursday with the N-word on it after sending a meal back at the New Orleans restaurant Huck Finn’s Cafe, the New York Daily News reported.
Liryca Neville Branch, the daughter of Cyril Neville of the famous R&B, soul and funk group from New Orleans, reportedly received the bill while eating at the cafe with three black colleagues.
According to her mother, Gaynielle Neville, Branch was told by a manager that the slur was part of a joke played on black employees who work “in the back” of the cafe.
According to television station WDSU, the waiter got upset when a catfish platter and salad in the amount of $16 was sent back.
The receipt contained the N-word and the words “100% dislike” along with the other itemized meals that had been ordered by the group, WDSU reported.
According to the station, the employee who added the note to the receipt was fired by the restaurant after it learned of the incident.
The restaurant also posted this apology on its website:
Huck Finn’s Cafe is shocked and appalled at the actions of one of its employees, who was terminated immediately after management found out they violated company policy. Huck Finn’s Cafe is committed to treating everyone, employees and customers alike, with dignity and respect. The unfortunate actions of this one employee do not mirror the mission of Huck Finn’s Cafe’s firm non-discrimination policy, and we are extremely apologetic for any inconvenience this may have caused. We have been serving customers from around the world for more than 6 years, and our employees work their hardest to go above and beyond to ensure visitors have a pleasant and respectful experience at Huck Finn’s Cafe.