Waitress's note on restaurant table leaves diners stunned

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People have applauded a restaurant after patrons were stunned by a note handed out by a waitress.

Recently when a group of people sat down for dinner at a Texas Roadhouse in Tennessee, they noticed a whiteboard marker on their table.

"Y’all, my heart exploded. I have never seen anything like this at any restaurant I have eaten at," one patron wrote on Facebook.

Along with the marker was a note, which explains the waitress who will be taking care of the table is deaf.

Patrons were stunned by the service received at a Texas Steakhouse. Source: Google Maps
Patrons were stunned by the service received at a Texas Steakhouse. Source: Google Maps

"I will be taking care of you today. To communicate with me, feel free to use a dry erase marker on the menu," the note says.

"You can circle what you want to order and mark out what you don't want. You can also write on the menu anything else you might want or need. Thank you for your patience!"

The patron shared a picture of the note to Facebook and says the waitress was "one of the best servers we have ever had".

She added it was an opportunity to allow her to teach her kids about how deaf people communicate.

In the comments of the post, people praised the restaurant for not discriminating and having a diverse staff.

One mother explained her son is deaf and he was one of the most hardworking people.

"Many people think because they have a hearing loss they can’t work. They can and will work harder than most," she said.

The note explained the waitress was deaf and patrons could communicate with her using a dry-erase marker. Source: Facebook
The note explained the waitress was deaf and patrons could communicate with her using a dry-erase marker. Source: Facebook

"I have seen signs at Texas Roadhouse that they have Deaf employees, I think it’s great. At a time when people don’t want to work, most deaf people will do above what is required."

However, one person pointed out institutions should not be praised for not discriminating against a person with a disability.

"It’s not heartwarming — it’s the legally required minimum they can do," they said.

It's not the first interaction with a deaf employee at Texas Roadhouse that made an impact on patrons.

In April this year, a woman took to Facebook to to say she also had a positive experience with her server at the restaurant.

It's not clear if the two servers are the same person, but the notes are the same.

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