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Restaurant Flooded With Bad Reviews After Kicking Out Man Wearing Anti-Trump Shirt

The Richardson, Texas location of the First Watch restaurant chain is under fire for ejecting a man wearing a “Fuck Trump” shirt.

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Above screenshots of Ternay’s post taken by Constantine Spyrou//Foodbeast.

Andy Ternay shared on Facebook his account of what happened at the restaurant alongside a photo of his anti-Trump apparel. (Author’s note: Ternay’s post has since been removed and his account appears to have been privatized, but you can view the full account in the above screenshots).

Ternay says that he was approached by a manager that let him know that some customers were “distressed” about the shirt. Ternay expressed “deep sympathies and let her know that explaining “grab ‘em by the pussy” and golden showers to my daughter was equally unpleasant.”

After this, he was complimented by both guests and servers about the shirt, but the manager again expressed concerns about him wearing it. Eventually, after Ternay and his table ordered, a cook came out and told them apologetically that the owners had been called and they had to leave. Ternay tipped the server, got his drinks to go, and walked out, to the applause of at least one table of white people.

Turns out that things were just getting started at that point. One African-American server quit on the spot due to Ternay’s treatment. Additionally, the Richardson police had been called about the anti-Trump shirt and rolled up as Ternay was leaving. After refusing to give his name and stating his rights to wear the shirt, the policewoman eventually just told him to leave.

Ternay’s now-viral Facebook post has been shared over 150,000 times, and many are stepping up to support him through 1-star Google and Yelp reviews of the First Watch Richardson location. The following are several screenshots of those “protest reviews,” as both sites commonly remove the non-food criticisms during media controversies.

 

First Watch also dispatched a spokesperson to defend their Richardson location on Yelp for kicking Ternay out in the first place.

As for Ternay, he had this to say for those against the public display of his anti-Trump views:

“Everywhere I go with this shirt, white males sneer and people of color smile and give me thumbs up. I think it is very worthwhile to let people of color know they are not alone – that some whites also see the evil of racism is resurgent – and we will fight with our brothers and sisters of color against it.”

Ternay was fine with being asked to leave the restaurant, and isn’t urging for a boycott, especially since the workers were “polite and professional” to him the whole time. In fact, he hopes to be back at First Watch Richardson soon.

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Aziz Ansari Reads Savage Restaurant Responses To Nasty Yelpers

Aziz Ansari has been in a couple of award winning TV shows, just hosted Saturday Night Live, and is beloved for his stand-up comedy, so he’s got the ‘funny guy’ role down.

While Ansari was on the Tonight Show this past Friday, he and host Jimmy Fallon went through a few 1-star Yelp restaurant reviews.

Fallon read the customer reviews first, then Ansari, getting into the character of a restaurant owner, read the ridiculed restaurants’ savage comebacks.

For example, one reviewer said that they would not be recommending Onefold Coffee Shop to friends who visit Denver, to which the restaurant’s owner responded with:

“Not recommending this place to your friends is a purely hypothetical situation. First, you will probably need friends, then second you will have to be likable enough for them to visit you in Denver. I hope we can survive without your theoretical friends visiting our establishment.”

Now imagine that coming out of Aziz Ansari’s mouth, with the most snarky tone.

If you need a good laugh today, just go through the whole video. It’s worth it.

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Dive Bar Owner Writes An Epic Comeback To A Yelper’s 1-Star Review

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The owner of The Iron Horse Bar and Restaurant in New York City recently wrote out an eloquent letter to a 1-star Yelper to teach them an important lesson about dive bars — don’t go to them if you are really looking for a quiet place and fancy food.

ALSO READ: Watch Popular Chefs Read Their 1-Star Yelp Reviews

The reviewer, “Megan B.”, wrote a negative review of The Iron Horse after her visit for a “quiet drink”. At a dive bar. At 3:00 in the afternoon.

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The bar’s owner, “Zbigniew S.”, decided to defend his establishment while pointing out that clearly, based on Megan B’s past Yelp reviews, The Iron Horse was not the elegant and quiet establishment she is so used to.

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Zbigniew S’s ended his response with a sly invitation for a drink — which is pretty much all anyone should expect a dive bar for providing without fail.

Written by the staff at NextShark, h/t: Reddit
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Restaurant Owner Bashes Negative Yelper’s ‘Painful’ Bohemian Rhapsody Rendition

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From utter confusion, to encouraging bad reviews, we’ve seen some interesting responses to bad Yelp reviews.

According to Fox Boston, the owner of KC’s Rib Shack in New Hampshire wasn’t impressed with a Yelper’s complaint and even bashed the Yelpers terrible vocal skills.

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Kevin Cornish owns the New Hampshire rib joint and noticed a customer’s negative reviews on both Yelp and Facebook. The reviewer claimed that their party of 20 was told to pipe down after an impromptu cover of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.

The Yelper was upset, said they’d never go back and called for a boycott of the business.

Cornish promptly jumped onto Facebook and said:

“Dear [name removed],

I sincerely apologize that you mistakenly thought my restaurant was a karaoke bar. We are a family restaurant not a bar. I realize you felt as though everybody in the entire restaurant was rejoicing the painful rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody you and your self entitled friends were performing, yet that was not the case.

Although sometimes it is tough to walk the line between being the fun police and allowing our customers to enjoy themselves to their fullest. We have to draw the line when it becomes a nuisance to the other customers in the restaurant at the time. Two tables asked to be moved to other areas of the restaurant even after your group was asked to stop singing. You probably missed out on that because it is clearly all about you. I’m glad you and your inconsiderate friends have voted to “Never Eat There Again” and to #Boycott KC’s Rib Shack. Go ahead and continue your social media crusade on Yelp and facebook. I think you may have forgot Tripadviser as well. Thanks again for your feedback. We will let you know if we decide become a karaoke bar in the future.”

The comments have since been removed, but before they were, Cornish said people loved his response to the tune of 45,000 views and over 2,000 likes.

Now all you can find on the Facebook page is five-star reviews of people praising the restaurant and its ballsy owner. Other restaurants have called him a hero, while a family member of the reviewer called out Cornish, saying he did purely for publicity.

If we learned anything from this, or Kanye West’s rendition, it’s that Bohemian Rhapsody should only be sung by Freddie Mercury.

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‘Your girlfriend is an ugly piece of shit’ — Restaurateur Tracks Down One-star Yelp Reviewer and Gets Completely Out of Hand

There are updates regarding this situation, read HERE!

What do you do when you haven’t given the proper service that you’ve promised and receive a one-star review on Yelp? If you’re chef Bac Nguyen, owner of Ninja City restaurant in Cleveland, Ohio, you go full out stalker-status and hunt down the reviewer, then proceed to harass him with insane Facebook messages.

Here’s the Yelp review Ruchu Tan left after his bad experience at the Asian-fusion restaurant.

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Instead of reaching out to figure out what his restaurant did wrong or find ways to win back his business, chef Nguyen decided to Facebook-stalk him and send him the following messages.

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+1 for the ramen-eating Pusheen emoji.

Since the messages became public, a local online group has formed urging customers to boycott Ninja City.

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According to Ruchu Tan, chef Nguyen has apologized for his messages.

However, Tan notes he doesn’t plan to go back to Ninja City anytime soon.

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Source: Cleve Scene

This story originally appeared on NextShark