A popular restaurant in Huntington Beach, California is in serious hot water after patrons claim a waiter asked them for “proof of residency” when ordering drinks.
Diana Carrillo says it happened at the Saint Marc Restaurant last Saturday.
Carrillo wrote a Facebook post dated March 11: “A few friends went to Saint Marc’s in Huntington Beach today. My sister and my friend were seated first and the waiter asked them for their “proof of residency” when they ordered a drink. My friend in disbelief repeated what he said and his response was “yeah, I need to make sure you are from here before I serve you.”
After the incident, Saint Marc fired the waiter and released this statement:
Below you will find the statement from the Saint Marc team:
‘This very unfortunate incident has been handled internally through the termination of the employee at fault. We also contacted the guest and plan to donate 10 percent of this weekend’s sales to the charity of her choice, Orange County Immigrant Youth United. 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.’