Women outraged over 'fat girls' restaurant bill

Three women say they're outraged after learning that they identified as "fat girls" on a receipt at a California restaurant. Christine Duran, Christina Huerta and Isabel Robles say their enjoyable meal at the Cameo Club Casino's restaurant in Stockton, ended painfully on Thursday when a waiter delivered the offensive receipt on their table.

"I got the bill, and I was like ‘Why does the receipt say 'fat girls'?’" Duran said. Her friends refused to believe her. “I was laughing at her, and she was like ‘I'm serious.’ I'm like ‘No, it does not say fat girls. Let me see it,’” Huerta said. The women confronted their waiter, who denied any involvement. He said the slur was likely entered by Jeff, the server who had taken their order.

The women demanded to see a manager, who then offered the ladies 25% off their bill – a move that provoked further outrage. "He had like a smirk on his face, like if it was funny, but he was trying not to laugh,” Huerta said. “He was like ‘Well, I can do 50 percent,’ and we were just like ‘Are you serious?’” The bar manager at the Cameo Club Casino later said he was “appalled” by incident.

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"I just want to tell them that we're sincerely sorry for that and that we'll do everything in our power to make sure that this never happens to anyone ever again," Jimmy Seimers said. Jeff, whose last name was not given, admitted to typing in the insult and has since been suspended. The women say that no number of apologies will erase the difficult memory. "They can't change it," Robles said. "This is something that we got to live with ­– all three of us."