Here we go again! And before all of the controversy jumps off about black folks not paying tips, let it be known that this family tried to pay the tip…just not the posted tip the restaurant required.
According to the Huffington Post, Jasmine Marks and four other family members decided to enjoy a meal together at a seafood restaurant in Houston, Texas, called La Fisherman, but the service was less than stellar. Marks complained to management that some of their meals never showed up and the waiter was rude.
Marks asked if they could pay a gratuity less than the restaurant’s posted policy of 17 percent. Management declined the family’s request and demanded that they pay the 17% that was included in their bill. The family refused and was locked in the restaurant until they came up with the dough!
Do you think they were right to demand a lesser tip? Is it fair for restaurants to demand a certain percentage no matter how crappy the service? Chime in after watching the report here.