Over 25 people were having dinner at a restaurant in Georgia to celebrate a woman’s 30th birthday, but after they refused to split the over $2,200 check for the large group, a Georgia restaurant called the police.
It was supposed to be a happy occasion. Twenty-five friends gathered at Louisiana Bistreaux Seafood Kitchen in East Point, Georgia, to celebrate Quandresha Brinkley’s 30th birthday. But things quickly took a turn for the worse.
The trouble started when the restaurant refused to split the $2,200 bill into separate checks. Brinkley had called ahead to make sure the restaurant could accommodate the large group and had made it clear that each person needed to be able to pay for their own meal. But when the bill arrived, it was all on one tab.
Video from the event shows police officers loitering nearby as the restaurant manager tries to remedy the situation. But despite her best efforts, she was unable to split the bill into individual ones for each member of the party. The receipts shown in the clip total a bill of $2,204.30.
But that was just the beginning of the problems. Guests complained that the restaurant did a poor job accommodating the number of people, with dinner not arriving until two hours after it was scheduled. Some people left before paying, leaving Key – a nail technician and Brinkley’s sister – to cover their costs.
“A lot of people felt like they were getting ripped off,” Key said. “Nobody had food.”
To make matters worse, the restaurant wanted the guests to pay with cash but had no ATM available. This meant that guests had to travel to a nearby hotel to get cash.
But Key was determined to get justice. She posted a video on TikTok, which quickly went viral, shining a light on the mistreatment her sister’s party had endured.
“Go on social media about it and tell them about the restaurant,” one police officer advised Key. “Go to social media about how they treated y’all.”
And that’s exactly what Key did. Her TikTok video exposed the restaurant’s mistreatment of her sister’s party and quickly went viral. The incident sparked outrage on social media, with many people vowing never to eat at the restaurant again.
For Key, the experience was a lesson in standing up for what’s right. “It was wrong, and I’m not the type to sit back and let things happen,” she said. “I’m always going to stand up for myself and my family.”
As for Brinkley, she’s just glad the incident is over. “I don’t think I’ll be going back,” she said. “But I’m just happy that my sister was there to have my back.”
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