updated 07/17/2014 AT 5:00 PM ET
•originally published 07/17/2014 AT 7:55 PM ET
Tip me baby one more time!
Reps for the singer told TMZ she feels “horrible” about the incident, which was an honest mistake. After Spears and her boyfriend David Lucado finished their $30 meal, she asked her bodyguard to pay on her behalf, but a miscommunication kept that from happening.
When the singer (who left the restaurant with a doggy bag) realized what had happened, she paid her check – and left the waitress a $100 tip.
The Cheesecake Factory tells PEOPLE in a statement there’s no hard feelings and Spears is no “Criminal.”
“Britney dines in our restaurants quite often and is a wonderful guest,” the senior director of public relations, Alethea Rowe, said. “We know that this was just an honest mistake.”