Arainia Brown and her boyfriend Rolman Sparkman just wanted to get take-out from the delicious breakfast (and sometimes other meals) food chains I-HOP. They ended up coming away with a tasty dinner and an offensive receipt. Their server apparently typed in "BLACK PPL" to describe them and both Brown and Sparkman feel like he could have used a better term to identify the patrons. Rather than cause a stir and bring up the issue to a manager, Brown posted the receipt online which caused it to go viral. The couple have even done an interview explaining why they felt so upset:
To complicate matters, their server was also Black. Partly because of this, responses on the internet have ranged from calling their outrage justified to ridiculous. The general consensus is that it was rude at best. I-HOP has apologized and according to the video, so has the server.