You can sue anyone; however that does not mean you will win.
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There should be an injury, where is one?
This scenario does not likely state a monetary claim.
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What would you sue them for? There's nothing illegal about getting rude service. The percentage of you winning? 0.0000000000001% In fact, if the judge deems the lawsuit frivolous, which is likely, you could be made to pay the attorney fees for the party you sued!
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The waiter was rude… however nothing he did was anything you should sue over. I say “should” because you can sue for anything… but you won’t win. Be happy with the $20 gift card and move on.
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If I'm understanding correctly, your damage is your ego. That has almost no financial value.
If it bothers you enough, boycott the restaurant and take your money elsewhere.
A lawsuit does not seem viable given the facts you've presented.
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