Food Reviewers Get Fired After Writing Mean Review of Family-Owned Restaurant They Didn’t Even Go To


An Australian magazine dumped its food reviewers after a family-owned restaurant called out what appeared to be a vengeful review as a fake.

Kelly Ramsay and Chloe James, former food reviewers for the Sunday Times weekend magazine STM in Western Australia, published a harsh review of the West End Deli on Sunday about a mediocre dinner they had at the restaurant.

According to WA Today, the pair gave West End Deli nine points out of 20 and advised that the “hipster deli should stick to brekkie” or a breakfast menu. As for customers, the two women suggested that their readers “consider takeaway pizza instead.”


Ramsay and James, who are also former contestants on the Australian reality television show “My Kitchen Rules,” complained about the low-quality ingredients used to prepare the food. They described being served soggy cheese, underripe tomatoes and overripe watermelons. The food was so mediocre that they claimed to have not eaten a majority of it and having left it on the plate.

Following their review, which has since been removed, West End Deli posted a statement on their Facebook page on Sunday to clarify what actually happened. Though the review was credited to be written by both Ramsay and James, it appears that only Ramsay and her fiance were present during the meal. Management from West End Deli wrote in a Facebook post:

“We are not averse to some good old-fashioned constructive criticism, but there were several inconsistencies…

“We would love to know how Chloe can fairly put her name to a review of a restaurant and food that she has not actually experienced.”

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According to the restaurant, Ramsay and her beau’s plates were spotless after they had finished their dinner. To add more insult to injury, Ramsay and her fiance didn’t pay for the meal as her credit card was declined. The post read:

“[Ramsay] was obviously quite embarrassed and promised to come back the next day and settle the AUD $260 (US $187) bill. That’s the last we heard of Kelly for close to 7 weeks. We rang, left voicemails and text Kelly numerous times but were ignored completely until late December.”


In addition, West End Deli claimed the review to be an unfair reflection of its restaurants since Ramsay dined at the restaurant in October 2015 and the restaurant now uses seasonal produce. They concluded:

“We also made our concerns clear to the STM editor after we were made aware that we were being reviewed months after the dinner took place..

“STM has a readership of 321,000 people, meaning that these 2 ex reality telly home cooks have the power to damage the reputation of a family business with a few inaccurate, scathing taps on the keyboard.”

The Sunday Times magazine fired the two reviewers on Wednesday. A tweet by West Australian read:

h/t: Mashable

Written by Laura Dang, NextShark


Yelp Employee Complains How Broke She Is To Her Boss, Gets Fired Hours Later


A Yelp employee who has a bi-weekly income of $733.24 wrote an open letter to Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman to complain about her living conditions in San Francisco and her experience working in the consumer support department for the website’s food delivery subsidiary, Eat24. She was fired from her job a few hours later after sharing the post via Twitter.


The employee, Talia Jane (not her real name), detailed in her letter posted on Medium on Feb. 19 how she and “every single one” of her coworkers are struggling to make ends meet, reportsBusiness Insider.

“They’re taking side jobs, they’re living at home,” she wrote. “One of them started a GoFundMe because she couldn’t pay her rent. She ended up leaving the company and moving east, somewhere the minimum wage could double as a living wage.”


Jane said she made $8.15 an hour after taxes and had lived the past six months on nothing but a 10-pound bag of rice and the free food provided by her work.

“I can’t afford to buy groceries,” she wrote. “Isn’t that ironic? Your employee for your food delivery app that you spent $300 million to buy can’t afford to buy food. That’s gotta be a little ironic, right?”

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman responded via Twitter agreeing with Jane’s points and stressed that San Francisco needs to lower its housing costs:

“Late last night I read Talia’s medium contribution and want to acknowledge her point that the cost of living in SF is far too high.”

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He also posted several tweets mentioning that he has spoken out in the past about making housing cheaper for the public.

Stoppelman, however, denied having a part in Jane’s dismissal.

“I’ve not been personally involved in Talia being let go and it was not because she posted a Medium letter directed at me,” he wrote.


Jane later posted a tweet that said the human resources department told her the reason she was fired was that her “letter violated Yelp’s Terms of Conduct.” As of this writing, she’s still awaiting information regarding her severance package.

Talia Jane’s post has since received a reply from writer Stephanie Williams chastising “Millennials like Talia” on their poor work ethic and entitled attitude when it comes to trying to make a living working less desirable jobs.

Written by Editorial Staff, NextShark

Fast Food

A Side of Pubes Gets KFC Worker Fired


Working in the fast food industry can be frustrating. You have to deal with hundreds of people a day and it always feels like they’re out to get you.

In a very Eric Cartman form of revenge, a former KFC employee in Cardiff, Wales anonymously said he mixed in some pubic hair to the order of a group of young ladies who voiced their displeasure with the customer service they received.

In a Facebook community page called Spotted Cardiff, the employee posted:

A KFC spokeswoman told Wales Online they conducted an investigation and they do not think any food was contaminated. The employee said he wrote it as a social media prank and was a “spur of the moment” thing.

However, the worker was still fired as KFC has the “highest standard” of food hygiene and they were not going to tolerate any kind of pube talk.

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Pita Pit Fires Fast-Food Employees on Facebook


After undergoing a change of ownership, employees of a Pita Pit location in New Zealand received a rather unpleasant surprise on Facebook. According to Sun News, when employees went to check the new management’s roster posted on a private Facebook page, they found that their names were not listed.

Taryne Cullen, one of the unlisted employees who returned to Pita Pit after a knee operation, contacted her boss. A few days later she was curtly Facebook messaged, “You don’t have a job anymore.”

“I felt brushed aside, like I was no one,” said Cullen.

Another employee, who worked at the franchise for three years and requested to not be named, also found herself absent from the schedule. Upon contacting the new owners, she was told she no longer had a job and to return her uniform. The Pita Pit’s New Zealand location has since received a social media outcry to boycott the chain.

Pita Pit owner Wayne Cui admitted to Sun News that the situation could have been handled better.


Chef Fired before Christmas, Uses Restaurant’s Twitter to Get Tasty Revenge


When you’re fired one week  before Christmas, with a seven-and-a-half month daughter at home, what are you left do to?  You could give up. You could go down without a fight….

Or, you could get a little revenge 21st century style.

In Oxfordshire, England, ex-head chef Jim Knight of The Plough, was fired for requesting a weekend alone with his family on Christmas. He then  took over the company’s Twitter account to make sure the whole world knew about it. Among the many things he writes using The Plough’s Twitter, he says, “We’d like to inform you that we’ve just fired our head chef” and ” Unfortunately he wanted to have a weekend off this month and Christmas Day this year for family commitments so we thought we’d sack him.” When people accused him of hacking the companies Twitter account, he took to his personal Twitter handle to clear the air:


With so many stories like this around the holiday season, it’s always good to see social media provide a little righteous justice.  If you want to follow Jim Knight’s exploits you can do so here.

H/T Eater

Humor News Video

[Video] Starbucks Employee Fired for Making Video

I’ve worked at McDonalds for 4 years and I’ve had my share of customers who make me want to stick my head in a hole and scream, but I’ve never made a video about them like this guy.

Huffington Post reports, Christopher Cristwell, 25, was a barista at a California Starbucks. At least until he made this video. Cristwell was fired from the establishment after the company deem the video “unacceptable” and “out of line.”

Check out the video chrissizle posted.

[THX: Huffington Post]