Applebee's fires restaurant waitress for posting pastor's bill (and the snarky comment written by the pastor) online I've been seeing this story everywhere lately. CNN, Facebook...uh, well, it's all over those two places at least. In short, a pastor in a party of 8 dined at Applebee's and restaurant policy apparently adds an automatic gratuity of 18 percent to parties of 8 or more. The pastor scratched out the gratuity amount and wrote, "I give God 10%, why do you get 18?" The server's coworker posted the check online and it became viral. The pastor became aware of it and called Applebee's with the demand that the waitress and the manager both be fired. The restaurant fired the waitress who posted the check online and the pastor was later on TV giving what looked like a completely fake apology for the situation. At any rate, given how serious the news has been as of late, this was like a breath of fresh air. Albeit, stupid air, but fresh.