Waiter fired after asking customers for ‘proof of residency’


A waiter is looking for a new job after he asked he asked four women to show prove they were legal residents.

Brenda Carrillo told the LA Times she was seated on the patio at Saint Marc, an upscale Huntington Beach restaurant, when the waiter approached and said he needed to, “see proof of residency.”

The waiter than stated, “I need to make sure you’re from here before I serve you.”

The women just sat silently until two more women joined them, including Carrillo’s sister, who were also asked to show residency.

The group complained to a manger who offered to sit them in another section, but they chose to leave instead.

After Carrillo posted about the incident on Facebook and Yelp, the restaurant announced it had fired the waiter.

“The individual didn’t follow corporate policy by any stretch of the imagination,” Kent Berden, the senior director of operations at the restaurant, told the Orange County Register.

The restaurant offered to have the four women back as VIP guests and donate 10 percent of their weekend sales to the charity of Carrillo’s choice.

She declined the meal but asked that the money be donated to Orange County Immigrant Youth United.