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NEW YORK: A waiter in a California pub was fired after a group of friends alleged that he asked them to show proof of residency before serving them drinks, a Facebook posting said.

Ms Diana Carrillo wrote on Facebook that she and her friends were at a bar in Huntingdon Beach, Cali­fornia, when the unnamed waiter asked them to prove they lived in the area.

“My friend in disbelief repeated what he said and his response was ‘yeah, I need to make sure you’re from here before I serve you.’

“After fully digesting what he said, we all got up and left to speak to the manager,” Ms Carrillo wrote.

The waiter, who has not been named, has been fired since they visited the Saint Marc Pub-Café on March 11. Ms Carrillo, whose parents are immigrants, said the incident was “completely unacceptable”.

Kent Berden, the senior director of operations at the restaurant, told a local newspaper that the waiter claimed he was joking but had been dismissed as he had not followed corporate policy “by any stretch of the imagination,” a newspaper report said.

The pub said that it would donate 10 per cent of the pub’s weekend profits to a charity of their choice.

Published in Dawn, March 21st, 2017


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