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Virginia restaurant faces backlash after post about customer paying in coins

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) -- A restaurant is facing backlash after making a post about a customer who paid their bill in a bunch of coins.

Beer 88 shared a photo with a receipt, a $20 bill, and a bunch of coins with a caption that read "How NOT to pay at a restaurant" and then added "that's the nicest thing we can think to say about this ridiculousness" before adding hashtags like 'we are beer 88 not coinstar' and 'working with the public.'

Many people left comments and shared the post saying the post was in poor taste because money is money and a restaurant shouldn't shame a customer.

Others encouraged customers to show up with only coins to pay their next bill at the restaurant.

Beer 88 responded in the comment section with snarky remarks like "welcome to social media" and "Obviously the SARCASM and HUMOR of this post is lost on most of y'all."

The boy who claims this was his check wrote in the comments "Hey at least I left a 10 $ tip !!"

There were several people in the comment section of the post defending the restaurant's post saying it's just restaurant satire and said this is proof that people get offended over minor things.

About an hour after the post, Beer 88 then released an apology on their Facebook page that said "it was posted as a joke, intended as a joke, and should be taken as a joke" but went on to call the fact the check was paid in coins "annoying to people that work in the restaurant/retail industry."

"We try to keep our page funny and relatable, and had no idea that this would be offensive to anyone," the apology continued.