BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - A big mistake made at a Bakersfield restaurant has upset a lot of customers and it had nothing to do with the food.
A Bakersfield mother of four who also happens to be a grandmother was on her way to Bull Shed Bar and Grill with a friend after the ladies won free tickets to see a concert at the restaurant.
"At first, I was like 'oh, no way,' and my girlfriend that was with me, she thought it was funny and said its funny, but to a point," said the woman who did not want to be identified.
After they finished eating, the women asked for the their bill and noticed two words their young waitress used to describe their table.
"Not everyone is a stereotype person and I think the idea of tabling, tables with names that are appropriate for people, they can be at table one, table two, table three, whatever, but our table was named 'Old Ladies," she said.
The words 'Old Ladies,' are printed on the top left corner of the receipt and it didn't sit well with one of the women. She posted a copy of it on Facebook.
"The more people know that stereotyping at a dinner restaurant, even though it's at a bar, it's still a restaurant and they should have common courtesy," she said.
Facebook users wrote: "That's just rude," "That is horrible," "The nerve of some people," "That's outrageous," "So, wrong," "This person, has a rotten heart," and "I don't think I want to spend my old lady money there...ever."
"This is not the way we run our business," said owner Angel Gonzales.
Gonzles called the entire incident a big mistake.
"That night, it was extremely busy. It was the night of the concert. It's not an excuse. It shouldn't of happened, no matter what," he said.
Owners say 'Kirstin,' the name of the server on the receipt started working at the restaurant about three weeks ago and was probably over-whelmed. Corrective actions, they say have been taken.
"The lady took the time to come down here to talk to me. I explained to her what happened and I apologized to her," he said.
The restaurant does have a policy with how tables are handled. There is a server map and each table is labeled with a number.
Carlos is on Facebook at www.facebook.com/carloscorrea23abc