Patrick's Westport Grill apologizes for receipt

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Restaurant Apologizes for Writing "Black Couple" on Receipt

MARYLAND HEIGHTS, MO (KTVI) - On Sunday, FOX 2 received a photo from viewers angry about a receipt from Patrick's Westport Grill where the customers are referred to as "Black Couple" and there appears to be an mysterious upcharge. The receipt is dated July 18, 2015.

Longtime owner, Patrick Hanon, quickly took to Facebook to publicly apologize for the incident.

I, Patrick Hanon, sincerely apologize for the unacceptable act that is not symbolic of our company values or beliefs. ...

Posted by Patrick's Westport Grill on Sunday, July 19, 2015

In the comments section on Facebook, the management goes on to explain that the employee has been terminated and that she made an "extremely bad decision when she could not remember her table numbers."

Patrick's verified the receipt and told FOX 2 that the missing $1.50 is due to a non-itemized charge for a double-shot of liquor. Management also said that the option to label receipts with descriptive words has been removed from their system.

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