Applebee’s Waitress Fired for Posting Customer’s Receipt Online (Video)

Pastor Alois Bell, 37, has been disgraced by a curt note she wrote on her receipt at Applebee's and ended up viral online.

In April 2012, we wrote a story called “Racism in Restaurants Survey: ‘Inferior Service is Warranted’ Toward Blacks” and there were numerous comments and reports of undertipping and African American customers behaving badly.  Unfortunately, the newest incident going viral on the internet may or may not support these claims.

A St. Louis, Missouri, Applebee’s found themselves caught in a predicament between waitress Chelsea Welch and customer Pastor Alois Bell, 37,  when Bell felt the automated tip of 18 percent was a bit much to pay her waitress when she doesn’t even give God that much, according to the Daily Mail and Bell’s receipt that was posted on Reddit by Welch:

Agitated Applebee's customer, Pastor Alois Bell, wrote 'I give God 10 percent, why do you get 18?' on her receipt.

But Welch, a co-worker of the server that waited on Bell was shown the receipt and she took it upon herself to post it online. Attached to the picture, Welch wrote in the caption:

“My mistake sir, I’m sure Jesus will pay for my rent and groceries.”

So the story goes, Bell was with 20 people and the 18 percent was the automatic tip applied to the large party.  Bell refutes the claim that she was with 20 people and that she did not pay up.  She claims she had was already charged the tip plus she left six dollars in cash on the table.

Applebee’s released a statement that said:

“Our Guests’ personal information – including their meal check – is private, and neither Applebee’s nor its franchisees have a right to share this information publicly. Our franchisee has apologized to the Guest and has taken disciplinary action with the Team Member for violating their Guest’s right to privacy.”

But Bell now feels she’s disgraced her church and her ministry at Truth in the Word Deliverance Ministries, a store front church with 15 members, according to the Smoking Gun. Check out her interview below.

-J.C. Brooks

5 thoughts on “Applebee’s Waitress Fired for Posting Customer’s Receipt Online (Video)”

  1. An African American that behaves badly in a restaurant and doesn’t tip? What’s new? Way to live up to the stereotype! There you go, I said it. Call me racist all you want. The truth is, that’s the stereotype and this so called pastor just proved me right. If you don’t want to be the stereotype, then make an effort to not be!!!

    I also HIGHLY doubt that she left any cash tips on the table. If she did, this waitress wouldn’t have posted this on the Internet. Why would she if she was tipped?! Exactly, she has no reason to.

    I also don’t see what religion has anything at all to do with tipping your waitress. You get good service, you tip at least 20 percent.

    People these days.

  2. It’s a standard tip when you have a party that’s a certain size so for her fat ass to bring the amount that a person is suppose to give God into her displeasure at paying a tip is just plan stupid!! What’s worse is that she took the time to write that on the receipt, but then claims that she left the 18% AND another $6.00!! Stay yo big ass home and cook for yourself if you have a problem tipping!!

  3. My youngest daughter was murdered by her abuser of 3 years last august 28th. However, before she was killed, she spent a lot of time working as a server at several restaurants. She ALWAYS told me that african=americans came into the nicest restaurants, had great meals, lots of cocktails, and then showed their ass and NEVER left a tip!!!! Now, my daughter was as far from a racist as they come, but she always stated this as fact. It was just the nature of the beast as far as she was concerned. Black people just don’t tip. Period. It’s always been that way. Previous poster was correct….don’t want to be stereotyped? Don’t ACT like the stereotype!!! And, BTW, a PASTOR???? GET REAL!! There are 15 people that go to that church??? In a storefront? Oh, for Pete’s sake!!! A girl lost her job over this? Pastor Alouis needs to get her butt down to Applebee’s and spread some GOSPEL and get that child her JOB back!!!

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