California waiter 'fired' after asking customer for proof of residency

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The restaurant in Huntington Beach said it will donate 10 percent of the weekend's sales to a nonprofit chosen by the women

A waiter was fired from a Southern California restaurant after asking customers to prove they had legal residency before serving them.

23-year-old Brenda Carrillo said that she and a friend got the question at Saint Marc in Huntington Beach, the Los Angeles Times reported on Sunday. Ms Carrillo said the waiter later asked her sister and another friend to see their proof of residency.

Ms Carrillo said that the women complained to the manager and left. Her sister Diana later posted an account of the incident online.

Statements on the restaurant's Facebook and Instagram, which have since been deleted, said the waiter had been fired and that “this type of behavior… will not be tolerated.”

Restaurant management said in a a separate statement sent to The Times that the waiter’s actions were “in no way…representative” of the establishment’s employees or management. “We have always celebrated being part of the diverse Huntington Beach community, which means valuing all guests and treating every individual with respect,” the statement read.

Kent Bearden, senior director of operations for Saint Marc, said that the restaurant will donate 10 percent of the weekend's sales to a nonprofit chosen by the women. The charity chosen was Orange County Immigrant Youth United.