Race Matters: Texas Couple Finds “BLACK PPL” On Their IHOP Receipt And The Restaurant Responds

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Texas Couple Finds BLACK PPL On Their IHOP Receipt

An Austin couple is outraged after finding the words “BLACK PPL” listed on their receipt after dining at a local IHOP. The couple says they were more shocked when they realized who wrote their receipt according to Fox7Austin:

Rolman Sparkman and his girlfriend Arainia didn’t expect this to show up on their IHOP to-go order receipt.

“My girlfriend came up to me and said ‘You see the receipt? It says black people on there.’ ‘I said what do you mean it says black people’”? Sparkman said.

The message, “BLACK PPL”, was printed in big letters on the top of the receipt. The couple walked into the 24-hour restaurant on Cesar Chavez Street early Monday morning around just before 3:00. Brown says she couldn’t believe what she was reading.

“What does this mean? Are you going to do something to my food or my card”? Brown said.

What surprised them the most is that their waiter, Dwayne, is also black. “People are being racist, and it’s your own people being racist toward you for no reason,” Sparkman said.

On his Facebook page, the waiter, Dwayne Williams apologized and says it was a slip up to get orders out:

This was a poor choice made by our franchisee’s team member, and is not in keeping with policies and procedures. We recognize that it could be offensive and sincerely apologize. Everyone is welcome in our restaurants and our franchisee is using this as a teachable moment for the entire team so that it will not reoccur.



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