12/2/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Comedian Ricky Smith got a heartfelt and high-priced apology from Olive Garden after his bizarre and allegedly racist run-in with one of its servers.
Ricky tells TMZ … OG’s VP of Operations was very apologetic about the incident when they spoke earlier this week. He says the chain hooked him up with a $1,000 gift card, but more importantly … a $5,000 donation to his charity, Random Acts of Kindness Everywhere.
BTW, Ricky’s going back to the scene of the “casual racism” … the Ohio Olive Garden where this all started. He says he’ll use the $1,000 gift card to feed less fortunate folks. Breadsticks for everyone!
One more act of kindness — Ricky asked OG brass to spare the server and manager who were suspended. As he put it … it is the holidays.