'Black Girls' receipt at bar causes social media stir

Server says he 'was trying to remember' names


HOUSTON – Social media is buzzing over what a server at Bubba's Bar & Grill in the Heights wrote on a receipt.

Barnard Bradfield, 19, was working Saturday and he admits it was so busy, he forgot the names of the ladies he was waiting on. He wrote "Black Girls" on the tab, he says, to remember who they were.

"I was trying to remember the ladies' names but it wasn't right, of course. I just was trying to remember their names so I didn't give them a wrong order or anything," Bradfield said.

The women saw the tab and were upset.

General Manager Eliud Zapata said they left seemingly OK with how things were handled.

"They didn't make it a big deal. They were upset about it but they felt it wasn't personal, that we weren't trying to be racist," Zapata says.

Bradfield, who is black, says he never thought someone would post the bill to social media and trigger such a reaction.

One person wrote: "This is why I will no longer go to any place on Washington Ave!!! This not the only place out there that does this."

Another posted: "Are they putting different ingredients in our (black girls) food or what?!!!"

Meanwhile, Bradfield is suspended from his job for a couple of weeks but the manager says he will return to work soon.