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Black Waitress Says She Was Ordered To Serve Only Black Patrons At Applebees [Video]

 

A Black waitress in Maryland is making headlines after filing several complaints claiming that she was only allowed to serve Black patrons at a local Applebees.

27-year-old Courtney Haywood of Towson, Maryland, filed a discrimination lawsuit against the restaurant after being fired earlier this year.

Haywood, a single mother and Towson University student, says new management took over the restaurant this year and the establishment was “shot to hell.”

She tells The Towerlight,

“All of us as workers were unhappy with the direction of the staff and how things have gone awry, if you would say that. I’ve never been one to be quiet about anything. A lot of my co-workers there look to me as if I were a mom figure, because I do have a child.”

 

According to her, Black customers predominantly occupied the tables she was assigned to serve and she noticed several of her fellow employees asking that Black patrons not be sat in their sections.

“There’s a stereotype through the server community that black people don’t tip,” Haywood said. “They prefer to have white tables … You’re making the assumption every black person that comes in here is ghetto and doesn’t tip.

Haywoo’s racial discrimination complaint was filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

A press conference was recently held outside of the Applebees with Haywood, the Director of the National United Youth Council Salaam Ismial and another former Applebees employee.C

Check out Haywood’s press conference below.

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  • Clayton Bigsby

    They shouldn’t have never gave u ninjas opinions(in my Dave Chappelle Rick James voice).first

  • TONTO KAWALSKI

    WELL IM BLACK AND I DO TIP. AND I KNOW OTHER BLACK PEOPLE THAT TIP. USUALLY IF IT’S A COUPLE, THE GUY WILL TIP SO HE DONT LOOK CHEAP IN FRONT OF THE GIRL. BUT IF IT’S A WHOLE BIG AZZ GROUP, GOOD LUCK.

  • team nymphis

    I didn’t even know black people ate at applebees.
    I thought that was where yt trash went to eat wit their income taxes.

    • Simone

      She is only upset because she hasn’t been making any tip money because she could only serve black patrons.

  • Davari

    I worked in the business for years and the MAJORITY of Black Customers DON’T TIP!

  • Outraged

    I actually have been to this location multiple times and I was actually sitting on the side of the restaurant where only all black people were sitting. It never came to my attention again until reading this story. The Towson area were this Applebee’s is located does have its racial issues with the people that shop/dine and work in that area.By the way, I am an African American and I tip well to all good servers.

  • Keep it Real

    If you can’t tip 20% don’t go to the restaurant. I was taught that a long time ago. Most people tip AT LEAST 20%

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