A Texas waiter at the Saltgrass Steakhouse claimed to have been stiffed and on the receiving end of a racist note. Now the waiter, Khalil Cavil, admits that he made the whole thing up.
Cavil took to Facebook to post a picture of the receipt with the note on it in lieu of a tip.
“I don’t tip terrorist,” the note said next to Cavils name, circled.
Are you kidding me? A server named Khalil Cavil was left no tip & a note saying "we don't tip terrorist" at the Saltgrass Steak House in Odessa, TX, because the costumer thought he is Muslim. Although he's Christian the point is just how much hate Muslims are enduring in America. pic.twitter.com/hrHnrRmMRO
— Harris Zafar (@Harris_Zafar) July 21, 2018
The Facebook post went viral. It had thousands of shares and also received coverage from The Washington Post and HuffPost. After Cavil admitted he made up the story, both publications were forced to post corrections above their stories.
Per Daily Caller:
“I did write it,” Cavil told the Odessa American, a local Texas paper, on Monday. “I don’t have an explanation. I made a mistake. There is no excuse for what I did.”
Cavil’s admission came after Saltgrass — which at first banned the offending customer for life — admitted that its investigation found the waiter had faked the note.
“After further investigation, we have learned that our employee fabricated the entire story. The customer has been contacted and invited back to our restaurant to dine on us,” Saltgrass COO Terry Turney said in a statement.
“Racism of any form is intolerable, and we will always act swiftly should it occur in any of our establishments. Falsely accusing someone of racism is equaling disturbing.”
— Christopher Clem Fandango Hearn (@an_feilding) July 24, 2018
Turns out he was lying just to advance the liberal narrative. At the expense of a paying customer. Will the restaurant contact the customer and apologize now? They sure should.