Applebees - Employee(s) Not So Honest
ALBEMARLE, NORTH CAROLINA -- It seems that some of the people Applebees has on their payroll are not honest. In fact they appear to be thieves. I too was a victim of an attempt to increase the amount of the stated tip. I found out about the theft after reviewing my credit card statement. The charge for the food service was greater on my statement than the charge listed on my receipt.
I contacted the restaurant manager and faxed a copy of my receipt to him along with my credit card report. I got a return telephone call later in the day indicating that they were looking into the complaint. I asked him if they had examined the restaurant's copy of the receipt for alterations and he responded that "they had not located it as yet".
I got my money back, but how many times does this happen? Chances are that they get away with the theft many more times than they are caught and then the few times they are caught, its "so sorry, we have dealt with it." Maybe they should include a notice on their menu that state "We will assign a tip to the bill that we feel is appropriate". Don't eat at Applebees!!