Waiter Fired After asking Customers for “Proof of Residency”

A California waiter was fired from his job earlier this month after he allegedly asked customers to provide their proof of residency before they could be served a drink.

The incident occurred at the Saint Marc pub-café in Huntington Beach on March 11th, when Diana Carrillo says she and her friends and family were enjoying a night out near the Pacific Coast Hwy.

In a Facebook post, Carrillo says her sister and her friend ordered a drink and that’s when the waiter asked them to provide proof of residency or he could not serve them.

Moments later, Carrillo said she returned to the table and was asked the same thing when she ordered a drink.

“I looked at my friend and sister and I said ‘Did he really just ask us this?’ They said yeah, he asked us the same thing,” Carrillo said on Facebook.

The women took their complaint to the restaurant manager and were told they could sit in another section of the restaurant, but the incident was so disturbing that Carrillo also took to Facebook when she arrived home.


Carrillo’s post has since gotten 1.4k shares and at least 671.

The restaurant replied to the comment on Facebook saying they have terminated the employee because though he claimed to be joking, his actions did not reflex the values of the restaurant.

“In no way are the actions of this former employee representative of the Saint Marc brand nor are they reflective of the opinions of anyone else on our team, including executive management. We have always celebrated being part of the diverse Huntington Beach community, which means valuing all guests and treating every individual with respect.”

The restaurant also went a step further and says they spoke with Carrillo personally and have agreed to make a donation to Carrillo’s charity of choice, the Orange County Immigrant Youth United.


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