Stating that she was a victim of discrimination, a Black woman has started a petition to boycott against an Asian restaurant after being refused service.
According to the woman, Monica Covington, restaurant owners and employees of Kampai Japanese Steak and Seafood House, located in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, refused to give her service making the allegations that she is a poor tipper.
Covington said that the issue arose when she was overcharged with gratuity as the restaurant stated that there was a 15% gratuity added when there was a party of six or more people.
“I noticed on our ticket that they added 18 percent gratuity and there was only two others with me at the time,” Covington said.
The woman, however, paid anyway.
Returning a month later, Covington said that she would have to pay the 18% gratuity if she wanted to dine there anymore.
In response, she started a petition, which has reached 300 names, demanding that the restaurant practice fair business.
Michael Lam, the owner, gave his rebuttal and made the claim that Covington has always been a poor tipper, which resulted in problems as the employees didn’t want to serve her.