A waiter at a Saltgrass steakhouse in Odessa, Texas admitted that his post about a racist receipt that read, “We don’t tip terrorist,” was fake.
Khalil Cavil posted on Facebook on July 16th a photo of a $108 bill with a paragraph explaining what happened.
“Last night at work I received this note from one of my tables,” Khalil wrote. “I share this because I want people to understand that this racism, and this hatred still exists.”
Cavil’s post was shared tens of thousands of times and generated about 8,000 comments before it was deleted.
“I did write it,” Cavil told the Odessa American local newspaper. “I made a mistake. There is no excuse for what I did.”
Restaurant officials said that Khalil is no longer employed at the establishment.
“Racism of any form is intolerable, and we will always act swiftly should it occur in any of our establishments,” said Terry Turney, COO of Saltgrass. “Falsely accusing someone of racism is equaling disturbing.”