Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy is not backing down after the owner of a Philly burger restaurant wrote a scathing Facebook post calling him a bad customer.
McCoy left a 20-cent tip on a $61 meal at PYT on Monday afternoon. After he left, the restaurant's owner Tommy Up posted a photo of the receipt on Facebook. A day later, he wrote a long post where he accused McCoy and his group of being "verbally abusive" toward the staff and only tipping 0.03% despite "impeccable service."
The server, Rob Knelly, admitted in an interview with NJ.com that he messed up their appetizer order, but he said McCoy was rude:
"As soon as they sat down, they were pretty rude. I asked some questions, they weren't really responsive. They were cursing, making derogatory comments. I put their order in and forgot one of their appetizers, which I apologized for. They ordered things, and once they got it, said 'We ain't eating this (bleep)! We don't want it.'"
McCoy is not apologizing. He said in his media availability on Thursday he said that he tips for service and he wouldn't change a thing about how he tipped at PYT that afternoon. He also claimed the server was the rude one.
Quotes from his interview:
Shady: "You can't be disrespectful with someone and expect a big tip. You just can't." Smiled and added, "The food was good, though."— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) September 11, 2014
McCoy: I tip on my service...(indicates server was) “rude and disrespectful...I tip well.”— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) September 11, 2014
McCoy added that the tip was "more just a statement" against bad service, which is certainly justifiable. Too bad Charlie Sheen didn't know that when pledged $1,000 to the waiter on the receiving end of McCoy's two-dime contribution.
Shady on Charlie Sheen offering the waiter $1,000. "That's good. Good to see him finally doing something positive.:— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) September 11, 2014
McCoy: if I had to do it again, I’d do it the same way...good that (Charlie Sheen) is finally doing something positive.”— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) September 11, 2014
From Zach Berman of Philly.com:
PYT is milking this for all its worth.
Charlie Sheen vowed to give $1,000 to the server.
dear Tommy Up— Charlie Sheen (@charliesheen) September 10, 2014
at PYT in Philly.
Please tell Rob K
to him for the
just wanna help.
With a classic he-said, she-said situation on our hands, the controversy continues.
Link to PYT's facebook, source one, source two
ONTD waiters/waitresses, what's the worst tip you've ever received? And will you be getting a check from Charlie Sheen?