Applebee’s waitress supported by online petition, after she was fired for posting ‘God’ receipt at Reddit (Video)

By on Feb 1, 2013 in Lifestyle, United States Comments

Updated: February 2, 2013, 12:50 a.m.

Read Applebee’s waitress Chelsea Welch new online petition launched, asks Church to fire Pastor Alois Bell

Chelsea Welch, the Applebee’s waitress who was fired from her job over a so-called ‘God’ receipt she posted at Reddit early this week, is now getting support from an online petition. This is after Pastor Alois Bell of the World Deliverance Ministries Church, who owns the handwritten note on the receipt, complained to the restaurant. A video of Fox 2 News interview with the pastor is available below.

Applebee's waitress Chelsea Welch

Applebee’s waitress Chelsea Welch
Image Credit: Fox 2 News video

“We want Applebee’s to do the right thing here and rehire Chelsea. This was clearly a good-natured joke at the expense of someone who showed incredibly poor regard for his fellow man/woman, especially for a pastor.” A statement reads on the petition at launched by HuffPost Comedy this Thursday, January 31.

“Moreover, we believe Applebee’s wants to do the right thing. We don’t fault them for erring on the side of an angry customer, but a closer look at the matter reveals that this particular angry customer was in the wrong.” The online petition added, which now has nearly 3,000 signatures.

Applebee’s should correct the error and show that it stands up for its employees who are doing their jobs. So, if Applebee’s rehires Chelsea, we at HuffPost Comedy, and the below signed, promise to eat at our local Applebee’s restaurant at least once in 2013.” The Chelsea Welch support petition said further.

As reported earlier, Welch, a friend of the Applebee’s waitress who served the table of Pastor Bell and her group when they ate at South Kingshighway last week, saw the ‘God’ receipt and took a photo of it and posted it Reddit under the username gateflan, which immediately went viral and earned tons of mixed reactions.

“I give God 10 percent, why do you get 18?” Pastor Bell wrote on the receipt showing a $34.93 bill with an automatic tip of 18%, and placed a ‘zero’ on the Additional Tip portion, and signed her name below. She later told Fox 2 News that “it was dumb of me and I can say that because I take responsibilities for all my actions.”

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Report on Applebee’s waitress Chelsea Welch, after she fired from job, when pastor complained
that her ‘God receipt’ was posted on Reddit, with Fox 2 News with Pastor Alois Bell

Video Credit: Fox 2 News

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