Eagles player LeSean McCoy allegedly leaves 20 cent tip at Philly restaurant

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The owner said McCoy and his 3 friends were rude and left just a 20 cent tip. (Photo: PYT Facebook)

The owner said McCoy and his 3 friends were rude and left just a 20 cent tip. (Photo: PYT Facebook)

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. (PIX11) — A Philadelphia restaurant owner blasted Eagles running back LeSean McCoy on Facebook, saying the footballer left a 20 cent tip and was rude to his employee.

The owner, who goes by Tommy, posted a photo of McCoy’s alleged 20 cent tip on a $61.56 bill on PYT’s Facebook page Monday.

“That is a .03% tip,” the post read. “New record!”

Although many people applauded the owner for shaming McCoy’s alleged measly tip, others blasted the restaurant.

The owner said McCoy was "verbally abusive" to his waiter. (Photo: Getty Images)

The owner said McCoy was “verbally abusive” to his waiter. (Photo: Getty Images)

“How to kill a franchise in one dumb move,” one person commented.

PYT’s owner posted a lengthy message, standing by his actions.

“For starters, I take total and complete responsibility for sharing this receipt. It was not our server’s decision, it was mine. I am to blame,” the message said in part. “And while I’d like to apologize to Mr McCoy, I cannot in good conscience do so. I stand by my actions one hundred percent.”

Tommy went on to say:

“He and his group, from the moment they sat down, were verbally abusive to our staff in the most insulting ways. The derogatory statements about women and their sheer contempt for the staff serving them wasn’t the end, however. After Mr McCoy and his group left I looked over and saw their server, my friend, with his head bowed down and with a very confused look on his face. I took the receipt out of his hand and I couldn’t believe that anyone could be so callous. Mr McCoy had left a .03% tip for our staff. Our staff that was beyond excited to see him walk into our burger joint and was excited to serve him. That’s twenty cents on a tab of over $60. Twenty cents that our server has to split with the food runner and the bartender. Two dimes from an insulting multimillionaire.”

Hate mail should be directed to tommy@pytburger.com. I will respond to you right after I catch up on this mornings hate mail,” the owner said in closing of his statement.

McCoy, who signed a fiver-year $45 million contract extension with the Eagles 2 years ago, has yet to comment on the situation.

11 comments

  • LUKE

    No one is perfect but early in life my wife worked a seafood house on the water and the Sheriff had newly been elected brought his staff, election help, and most of the dept in for a dinner. Did about the same thing. Left 10 dollars on a 450 dollar bill. This was back in the 80s.
    Shame you can’t know how much they are leaving before serving them opposed to afterwards. ,
    Would change the course of the meal from serving it to wearing it. LOL
    I don’t blame the owner one bit for doing what he did.
    Travel all the time with the job. Those girls and boys are paid very little for the BS they have to put up with but our butts don’t go hunger because of their efforts either. They make our lives away from home easier.
    To the owner. You have the right to refuse service to anyone. Use it. !!

  • jay

    It seems as though the people that have the most give the least and the people who know what its like to struggle week to week and have the least give the most

  • karen

    That’s just plain rude if he didn’t like the food or the service he should have paid his bill tipped properly and never gone back. It just goes to prove having money doesn’t mean you have class you can’t buy that!!!

  • Eric A Mays

    Money can’t buy everthing. Common sense for one thing, A kind heart, these things money will not buy. This is why I never ask a celebrity or ball player for an autograph. I don’t come up to them or acknowledge them in any way. Money won’t buy you good health and it won’t keep you from death. I live on disability and when I eat out, I always tip $5.00 or more. And I don’t act a fool or show my ass like the ballplayer.

  • Jeremy

    McCoy was always one of favorite players in the NFL but now I lost all respect for him and I’m glad the owner put him on blast

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