We’ve seen it before, and we’ll see it again—customers who think the gratuity line at the bottom of a receipt is an opportunity to ridicule rather than reward a server.

Such is the case at a place called Zombie Burger in Des Moines, Iowa, which serves, among other things, “beer-battered, deep-fried double cheeseburgers with a side of ranch.” According to WHO News, Zombie employee Taelor Beeck waited on a table whose bill came out to $17. Instead of receiving a small fee for her services, she was offered the following: “Tips are only for normal looking people.”


Beeck has dyed pink hair and a few tattoos, but in 2016, at a place called Zombie Burger, that’s about as normal as apple pie and the seventh-inning stretch. Beeck was flabbergasted by the receipt, and told WHO News how upsetting the remarks were:

“I almost felt like I was back in middle school all over again, like being bullied,”  Beeck said. “I felt like a burning anger inside of me.”

Instead of making a scene at the restaurant, Beeck decided to take the high road. Her request is simple: she asks that people not judge before getting to know someone.


We also have a pretty simple request: If you’re going to write a snarky remark for your server instead of leaving them actual money, please stay at home and eat microwaved pizza.

[via WHO News]