Dad Gets Receipt For His "F**kin Needy Kids" At Friendly's[PHOTO]

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One local dad got a pretty unpleasant Father's Day surprise when he paid his bill at Friendly's Restaurant & Pub (3503 Roger Place; 314-771-2040) on Sunday afternoon.

Joe Gibson told the Post-Dispatch that he spent the day with his four-year-old son at the Missouri Botanical Garden before grabbing a late lunch at Friendly's.

Everything was fine until the bill arrived, bearing a message about Gibson's kid in very unfriendly, adult terms.

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Here's the image Gibson posted on the P-D's Facebook page on Sunday night, along with a comment, below:

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Joe Gibson, Facebook

i dont know how good this will do. my child and i sat in for a late lunch early dinner. the receipt explains for what. i called the manager or someone in charged i explained how offended i was and what actions were going to be taken. i got if your that highly offended then dont come in....click. i asked the server why this was needed i got oh im sorry it was just a joke between a coworker and i. im sorry. so customers with children are a joke? this place isnt so friendly. i got nowhere with management. maybe you can help.

P-D columnist Joe Holleman got to the bottom of it. Seems Gibson called the restaurant ahead to see if it was OK to bring his son along, and the bar owner, Denny Domachowski, decided to make an exception to his no-kids-allowed policy. When Gibson ordered a single chicken leg for his son to nibble on, also against restaurant protocol, Domachowski again gave the go-ahead. He says Gibson and his son were not disruptive at all.

Apparently Gibson's server didn't agree that these were minor inconveniences and entered "fuckin needy kids" in with the food order in a spot meant for special instructions for the kitchen staff. Domachowski says anything written there is supposed to be erased before the receipt goes to the customer.

"I can understand why the gentleman was upset," Domachowski told Holleman. "I apologize."

Then again, "fuckin needy kids" might just be a kind of wing sauce we're unfamiliar with. Something whine-based, perhaps?

Follow Jessica Lussenhop on Twitter at @Lussenpop. E-mail the author at Jessica.Lussenhop@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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Friendly's Restaurant & Pub

3503 Roger Place, St. Louis, MO

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129 comments
Darren Low
Darren Low

Worked as a waiter for a long time, and this is totally inappropriate. It would warrant being fired, but something tells me this isn't the whole story. Also I don't understand why the father choose this bar of all places...when there are more suitable options nearby...>

bobdole
bobdole

whooo gives a hell.. there's a reason this place has a no kids policy..

Couch Pig
Couch Pig

they will be hanging around the same dump 25 years from now thats how st louisians roll

Couch Pig
Couch Pig

maybe dad was trying to find his next babies momma in the bar the cops hang out at

pookyid
pookyid

Rude or not, I'm tired of people running to the media every time they get there feelings hurt. We have become such babies in this country. Man up. If you were truly insulted, take it up face to face with the waiter. But no, this guy went and cried to the public. No sympathy whatsoever. The truth hurts sometimes.

Matt Picker
Matt Picker

Jesus. People. It is not a fucking BAR. They serve food. They are CALLED a "Bar and Grill". Scroll up and look at the sign pictured on the outside of the building. What part of this do you not get? Families of all ages eat at them EVERY DAY. Friendly's may not be the most kid-friendly (no pun intended) place on Earth, but it's not like he brought his kid to lunch at Roxy's. There's nothing seedy about it. It's a little southside dive with free popcorn, arcade games, and TVs showing baseball games. This insinuation that Friendly's is some slimy, adults-only shithole is absurd.

busyinlondon
busyinlondon

I will NEVER go there and guess what, I don't have any "fucking needy kids" - I don't have any kids!  No tip and forever poor waiter!

Danielle Goser
Danielle Goser

Thank you for making my point even more valid, Michael M.

Matt Picker
Matt Picker

I didn't really feel like the implication was the child was being served alcohol, it was that the father was having beers and leaving the bar with his kid to drive home. The receipt negates that outright.

Michael Mahler
Michael Mahler

You can call me pumpkin all day long as long as I can call you Kittenbitz. ....LOL

Michael Mahler
Michael Mahler

No one implied that the child was being served alcohol Danielle. Let's not make those leaps.

Michael Mahler
Michael Mahler

For the record I like kids.... well behaved ones. I also believe not every venue is a proper place to bring the whole family.

Matt Picker
Matt Picker

It's a bar & grill. Not a bar. There is actually a very big difference between those two things.

Mark Swain
Mark Swain

Its a Bar- it is common sense, but most people do not have that,

Nick Bankhead
Nick Bankhead

Hey, RK...no one gives a fuck what you think, you are a disgusting troll that bullies others...know this, wherever you go, your food is being spat upon...because you sound like the worst person to "serve" because you have not endured the occupation, now either go back to playing Farmville or go fuck yourself...your choice.

Laurie Johnson
Laurie Johnson

And Shut The Front Door cause they serve BEER too! OMG!!! lol

Chris Voorhis
Chris Voorhis

Fully in support of Friendly's. Fuck over sensitive bullshit. Drink a beer.

Mary Clavenna
Mary Clavenna

I'm guessing there was a Groupon involved...

Mary Clavenna
Mary Clavenna

To be fair, their food is mostly terrible because it's a dive bar. Food is not the primary attraction. I've got kids myself and I'd never bring them to Friendly's because not every place on this planet is intended for kids. It's a bar, not a chuck e. cheese. Friendly's is great for cold beer, hosting big groups of friends, and bar games. There are a million restaurants in the area that are kid-friendly, but this is not one of them. Of course the waitstaff noticed that your kid was out of place, why get upset about it? No offense, but if I saw someone bring a kid there I'd seriously question their parenting abilities. If in the future you have a question about whether or not a restaurant is suitable for children may I suggest you check Yelp? That little bit of effort could've prevented this whole situation.

DM Dawson
DM Dawson

When you go to a sports bar, leave the kids at home. Problem solved.

Danielle Goser
Danielle Goser

I'm equally disgusted by servers who hate children. We all cried at one time or another - get over it!

Matt Picker
Matt Picker

All this outrage over "It's a BAR! You should expect this at a bar! Who takes their kids to a BAR?!". You people know the difference between a bar, and a bar & grill, right? Just in case you need a refresher: one is an establishment that does nothing but serve alcohol. Indeed, there is no real reason for a child to be in a bar. The other, however, is an establishment that serves not JUST alcohol, but also food. This is what is called a "restaurant". Much like Schlafly Bottleworks, or Square One, or, I don't know, a fucking thousand other places in this city. This guy took his kid for lunch at a bar and grill. He didn't take his kid to a bar. Much like millions of people in this country do every day.

RK Kittenbitz
RK Kittenbitz

As for me being a parent..well, that would be a new one. But thanks again for taking the initiative to assume I was one. LOL

Danielle Goser
Danielle Goser

Where does it say "beer" on that receipt?... Am I the only one hoping that Michael Mahler is not a parent? By his attitude, it will probably be incredibly difficult to find someone willing.

RK Kittenbitz
RK Kittenbitz

Uh, no, Michael, but thanks so much for being a nosy fuck. As for the dad, he did call ahead and got the ok to bring the kid..what part of that do you not comprehend? You probably think kids should be thrown in a cage and fed when properly starved. I figure that's at least as appropriate as your dumbass Mardi Gras comment.

Matt Picker
Matt Picker

Friendly's is not a bar. It's a bar and grill. That means it's also a restaurant. Much like a thousand other places in St. Louis. So parents shouldn't bring their kids to, say, Schlafly Bottleworks for dinner? They're a bar. Hell, they're a bottling plant. So by this logic, any parent that brings their kids there is a dumbass, and shouldn't be surprised to find their kids profanely mocked on their receipt?

RK Kittenbitz
RK Kittenbitz

I love how all the pissy and whiny bitch ass servers come out of the woodwork to spew their hatred of humanity and its spawn when something like this happens. LOL

Sade Donovan
Sade Donovan

I have worked in restaurants..and thats no way to treat a customer..she can say anything she wants out of ear shot.

RK Kittenbitz
RK Kittenbitz

Michael, you can't possibly offend me. But you can certainly try. So I'm the worse person because I use the word "sweetheart", but you use the word "dumbass"? LOL!! As for who likes their own comments...why not? Oh, and have a splendid day, pumpkin. Or should I say dumbass, instead?

Sade Donovan
Sade Donovan

Thing is the server should be FIRED.. customere first,,or should we say shes a slut cuz she works in a place like that?.betcha she wouldnt like that assumption..but she assumed things about a innocent child,,,,

Brigid Dixon
Brigid Dixon

First off if you are a parent that is raising your child properly, you wouldn't take your child into a 21+ establishment to begin with. If you want fried chicken go to Hodak's, if you want a sports bar go to Hooters. There are many more FAMILY FRIENDLY option to take your kid to other than Friendly's. It is a 21+ establishment for a reason, keep your kids out of it!!!!

RK Kittenbitz
RK Kittenbitz

Then the owner should grow some balls and out a sign on the door that says "21 and over ONLY"!

RK Kittenbitz
RK Kittenbitz

Exactly. No excuses..if you don't want kids in your establishment, then make sure it says so everywhere!! I actually enjoyed my discussion with Whit. Bitter servers are fun to provoke, no matter the reason...but especially because they despise kids. :-)

Sade Donovan
Sade Donovan

Wow..I will never go there..thats just a bitch ass thing to do..

Mark Swain
Mark Swain

The owner went out of his way to accomodate this man and now he complains. There are many places in this area to eat that are kid friendly.

RK Kittenbitz
RK Kittenbitz

Aw, aren't you just so cute when you're being a pouty little bitch? I bet you got a hard on every time your mommy spanked you.

Whit Movesian
Whit Movesian

Yes I'm done. No go ahead and get the last word so your ego will forgive you.

RK Kittenbitz
RK Kittenbitz

Cocksucker. You ain't done yet, dumbass. I bet you piss in people's food just for fun, because you are a bitter old hag in a saggy man's body, with a dick that hasn't seen the inside of anything but a blowup doll in a decade. On and yeah, I know a little about the service industry, fuckwit. I work in it. As for me having kids..well, that would be a new one. Since I don't have ANY, twatbrain. You just took some dimwitted idea and ran with it like a kid on crack. You are obviously stupid AND ignorant, but hey, don't let that get in the way of trying to act like a grownup. So why don't you shut your miserable little pie hole like a good little boy? I cannot wait to find out where you work, so I can have you wait on me and piss in my food. Gonna be some good times, y'all!

Michelle Mathews
Michelle Mathews

So here's the deal. There are lots of bars and grills out there that welcome families. If This place has no kids policy then just enforce it, put it on everything including coupons, and don't be wishy washy with the policy. If that would have happened the dad wouldn't have been offended and RK and Whit wouldn't be in this pointless fight. I'm off to take my kids to lunch, thinking Hooters would be a good choice because I really want people to sit back and judge my parenting skills today.

Whit Movesian
Whit Movesian

So you disagreed with my initial post because: 1. You think your kids are angels who do no wrong. 2. You think it's okay to bring children into a bar (great parenting) 3. You think the world should be bubble wrapped. 4. You have never had a customer service job 5. You think you are better than the people who make your food. I got news for you, everyone is equal in this world. You are no better than anyone, so clean up after your litter when you take them out in public, try to keep them from screaming and ruining everyone else's good time. You may be used to all that bullshit but I assure you the rest of us don't want to hear it. Furthermore, it's inconsiderate to the people that work there because they are paid less than minimum wage, and their money is dependent on what's called a "positive guest experience." Often things that go on at other tables ruin that (like your little accidents) and take money out of someone's pocket and food out of THEIR child's mouth. So forgive me if I don't give a swollen rats ass what some elitist thinks about my industry. You obviously weren't smart enough to know what a condom was, so how about you not make people's lives more difficult when they are trying to support their family. Cunt. Movesian OUT!

Chris Reimer
Chris Reimer

LOL come on man, I'm tryin' to eat lunch here! (Full disclosure: Wendy's)

RK Kittenbitz
RK Kittenbitz

Do eat shit with that mouth? Maybe you should start. It would be an improvement.

akarpitskiy
akarpitskiy

@Matt Picker Haaave you ever been to Friendlys? You obviously haven't, that's why you reply is asinine.


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