Georgia restaurant calls cops on dinner party of 25 people after refusing to split bill
A Georgia restaurant called the police on a dinner party of around 25 people celebrating a woman’s 30th birthday after they refused to split the over $2,200 check for the large group.
TikTok videos shared by a woman named Key showed the awkward exchange unfold as the large group celebrated for her sister – Quandresha Brinkley – at the Louisiana Bistreaux Seafood Kitchen in East Point, Georgia, on March 10.
Key told DailyMail.com that Brinkley had made the reservation beforehand and had talked with staff at the restaurant about what they would need to do to arrange payment.
‘She said to have less credits cards but make sure people have cash,’ Key said Brinkley was told by the manager at the eatery.
Police were called on a group of 25 at the Louisiana Bistreaux Seafood Kitchen in East Point, Georgia, on March 10 after the staff refused to split the party’s check
Video shows the group sitting in the restaurant as police gather nearby. Several people can be seen talking to a manager at the restaurant, who is explaining that she was able to take drinks off the bill but not able to split it.
Key even pans over the entirety of the receipt, showing a staggering bill for $2,204.30. She also shows one officer appearing to laugh at the scene as the manager tries to explain the situation with the drinks to the irate party.
The sister shared that staff at the restaurant really didn’t do their best to accommodate the party. While the dinner was supposed to start at around 6pm, food hadn’t even gotten to the group by the time Key had arrived at close to 8pm, she claimed.
Key, pictured, told DailyMail.com that Brinkley had made the reservation beforehand
Key, pictured, said her sister had talked with staff at the restaurant about what they would need to do to arrange payment
The phone even pans over the entirety of the receipt, showing a staggering bill for $2,204.30
‘Most people were complaining,’ the nail technician. asserted. ‘Nobody had food.’
Key admitted that there were extra people who attended the gathering, but those folks were sat away from the party and paid on their own separate bill, she said.
And even when food started to come out, ‘two or three plates’ came that didn’t belong to anyone, Key claimed. She said that the check had to be sent back a few times when the dishes appeared on the bill.
A lot of the older attendees didn’t have Cash App, so they needed to use cash. Since there were no ATMs in the restaurant, Key said guests were forced to walk to a nearby hotel in order to withdraw cash to pay. Brinkley was forced to pay a lot out of pocket when people ditched the party
‘A lot of people felt like they were getting ripped off,’ Key added.
Management did claim that they took some of the drinks off
A lot of the older attendees didn’t have Cash App, so they needed to use cash. Since there were no ATMs in the restaurant, Key said guests were forced to walk to a nearby hotel in order to withdraw cash to pay.
It was then that several people chose to ditch the party and not pay for their food at all, forcing Brinkley to pay a lot of the bill out of her own pocket.
‘The bill did get paid,’ Key said. ‘Her [Brinkley’s] friends brought other friends and they were the ones that ran. My sister paid money out of her pocket. She did make a reservation and she did talk about splitting the bill beforehand.’
Key said police were called to the scene ‘way before’ the bill even came for all the food. The nail technician added that officers there told her to post about the incident on social media.
‘He said “Go on social media about it and tell them about the restaurant. Go to social media about how they treated y’all,'” Key recalled.
When DailyMail.com called the restaurant, a woman named Tracy who answered the phone directed the call to the company’s corporate offices – which could not be reached for comment.
DailyMail.com has reached out to the East Point Police Department for more information and additional comment.
Key said police were called to the scene ‘way before’ the bill even came for all the food. The nail technician added that officers there told her to put the restaurant (pictured) on blast
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