Philly waitress dishes on LeSean McCoy
To say Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy doesn’t have the best reputation from those in the restaurant business would be an understatement.
To say Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy doesn't have the best reputation from those in the restaurant business would be an understatement.
Last year, the ex-Eagles star riled up a server at PYT in Northern Liberties so much that he posted a picture of a check featuring a 20-cent tip on a $61.56 check, just 0.3 percent. The server, Rob Knelly, also noted McCoy was rude, loud and profane in the family-style restaurant.
Now, longtime Chickie's and Pete's waitress Ava Graham is adding to McCoy's bad reputation by dishing about the running back's restaurant habits on WIP.
"He is just so rude," Graham told morning show host Angelo Cataldi yesterday. "I'd walk up. I'd stand there for a few minutes because he'd have his Beat headphones on. He wouldn't even look up at me while I stood there waiting for his order."
Graham, daughter of WIP host Big Daddy Graham, also noted McCoy had a particular way he liked to have his crabs served.
"He asked one of the girls to crack his crabs for him and remove the meat," Graham said.
"You don't get a girl to crack your crabs!" Cataldi exclaimed.
Graham also offered a recipe for a drink she'd like to serve McCoy if he stops by the restaurant - a New York Sour.
"This drink is a simple syrup, lemon juice, red wine and rye whiskey, and it is a bitter drink just like LeSean McCoy," Graham said.
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For his part, McCoy defended his low tip last year to the Daily News' Les Bowen, blaming it on bad service at PYT.
"I didn't do anything wrong. If it happened again, I'd do it the same way," McCoy said.
PYT owner Tommy Up disagreed.
"He and his group, from the moment they sat down, were verbally abusive to our staff in the most insulting ways," Up said. "Reports of him receiving 'bad service' is a complete slanderous lie, and my crew here is better than that and deserves better than that."