‘Black students don’t tip’

Texas restaurant says forcing African American kids to pay gratuity is not racist

A restaurant in Cypress, Texas has come under fire after an employee allegedly said that black students “don’t tip.”


Brittany Blakney told KPRC that she and her friends went to Locatelli’s restaurant to celebrate graduating from Prairie View A&M University.


Blakney said that she was surprised to find out that the server had already added a 15% gratuity to her check.


“He said, ‘Black students from Prairie View don’t tip,’” she recalled.


Blakney said that the restaurant’s manager defended the server and told her to leave.