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‘Don’t do this’: P. F. Chang’s worker films customers who stayed an hour after close and ‘stiffed’ server on tip, sparking debate

'Y’all don’t get embarrassed when you’re the only people left in the restaurant?'


Tricia Crimmins


Posted on Feb 23, 2022   Updated on Feb 23, 2022, 12:08 pm CST

A viral video from a P.F. Chang’s employee shows customers leaving their table while the restaurant is completely empty. 

TikTok user @blondeboy93, who posted the video, said via overlay text that the group stayed an hour-and-a-half after the restaurant closed and “stiffed” their server, presumably on the tip.

“Don’t do this,” the TikToker urged in the overlay text. @blondeboy93 captioned the video saying that there is a “special place in hell for these people.”

The video has been viewed over a million times. The TikToker clarified in the comments section that they were not the server for the table in question.

Many commenters on the video didn’t entirely agree with @blondeboy93’s interpretation of the video.

“Restaurant should not have allowed a customer to stay an hour and a half late,” @jamestrig commented.

“The manager is to blame,” @hauntedportals wrote.

Others disagreed with @blondeboy93’s condemnation of the customers not tipping, arguing the onus should fall on the workplace, not customers.

“Let’s ban tipping. Those restaurant owners are making thousands. Pay your own people,” @somedayradio commented.

“We don’t employ servers the job that hired them does,” @bulkmeup33 wrote.

“You get paid to work there. No one has to tip you,” @darkness21000000 commented.

But some similarly felt the customers were in the wrong.

“If I was that server, I would’ve def said something and then quit. Sometimes your self-respect is worth more than putting up with this kind of shit,” @lvguy07 wrote.

“Like y’all don’t get embarrassed when you’re the only people left in the restaurant & im mopping the other side? like cmon now take the hint and leave,” @w0rshipper commented.

The Daily Dot has reached out to @blondeboy93 via TikTok comment and emailed P.F. Chang’s. 

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*First Published: Feb 23, 2022, 11:55 am CST