It also has a policy stating that non-customers who insist on using its restroom pay $5 for the privilege Steep, yet still fair.
But Patricia Barnes says the Erin, Tennessee establishment left fairness far behind when it mailed a handwritten letter to her home address, demanding she fork over the restroom fee she neglected to pay.
An employee did bring it to Barnes' attention after she exited the restroom, but she declined to pay up.
Once the owner obtained Barnes' home address, she shot off a quick note detailing Barnes' transgression and requesting payment.
"I just thought it was unbelievable," Barnes said. "I'm like, what type of people are these?"
Despite repeated efforts on Barnes' part to pay the $5 and put this incident in her rearview, the restaurant refused to accept her money. According to Barnes, the owner said it wasn't about the $5 — it was about making a point.
And, considering what went into tracking Barnes down, it was a point that likely cost tax payers more than a measly fiver.
When confronted by the Channel 4 I-Team about his part in this sorry saga, Sheriff Allison expressed casual indifference.