- TikTok user Sunshine Chavez took to the platform to share her experience of being kicked out from a Korean barbecue restaurant because she was alone.
- The incident occurred at Bwon Shabu & BBQ at 1841 W. Orangethorpe Ave. in Fullerton, California, as per the customer sign-in sheet Chavez had shared.
- In her 15-second TikTok video, a staff member can be heard saying that the restaurant only accepts a minimum of “two orders” while showing the policy in print.
- While turning Chavez away, the staff apologizes and encourages her to bring a friend “next time.”
- Chavez said the incident left her sitting in her car and crying before giving herself a confidence check after 15 minutes.
A woman said she ended up in tears after being asked to leave a Korean barbecue restaurant in Fullerton, California, because she was alone.
Sunshine Chavez, who describes herself as “just a girl that’s passionate about cooking,” took to TikTok to share her unfortunate experience, which occurred at Bwon Shabu & BBQ at 1841 W. Orangethorpe Ave. earlier this week.
- Diong, who worked at Crab Du Jour in Greenfield, Wisconsin, was fired after he threw liquid at a customer’s face.
- The customer, who was identified as Mariah Luckette, was intoxicated and hurled racial slurs, according to Diong.
- Luckette, who can be seen on surveillance footage throwing a chair back over the bar at Diong, said the incident occured after she told him her food was cold.
- She also claimed the lemon in her drink caused chemical burns to her face.
- “I throw a glass of water at her,” Diong explained to police. “She just reacted and throw something back to me. I shouldn't have, but I'm really frustrated."
- In addition to being fired, Diong was given a disorderly conduct citation.
A restaurant manager in Wisconsin was fired after he was captured on surveillance footage throwing liquid at a customer’s face.
Jason Diong, the former manager of the Crab Du Jour restaurant in Greenfield, told local authorities that he doused the woman with a glass of water because she used anti-Asian racial slurs.
- Singaporean restaurant Angie's Oyster Bar & Grill sparked controversy after a customer complained about its $7 surcharge to customers with a “noisy and disruptive” child.
- The restaurant reportedly denied a customer’s request for a baby chair while noting that the venue is not a “kids-friendly” establishment.
- It did note that while children are still welcome, a $7 surcharge will be imposed on families with children who are "screaming," "uncontrolled," or disruptive to other diners.
- The restaurant has so far maintained favorable reviews from customers on Google and Facebook, with a lone negative review on TripAdvisor complaining about its alleged “child-unfriendly policy” and the noisy child surcharge.
- The restaurant responded to the negative review, explaining that they decided to implement the policy after its staff repeatedly received complaints about children "running around unattended or disturbing other tables during the service period."
- The restaurant added that it was “never our intention to diminish any of our guests' experience” and they merely want to “provide as many pleasant and memorable dining experiences for as many customers as possible.”
A restaurant in Singapore has started imposing a surcharge of 10 Singapore dollars (approximately $7) to customers with a “noisy and disruptive” child.
Angie’s Oyster Bar & Grill, which is situated at Outram Road, sparked controversy among Singaporean parents after a customer shared details about the purported policy with local media.
A business owner expressed his frustration over the repeated graffiti vandalism of his San Francisco restaurant after receiving a violation notice from the city to clean up or be fined.
Viet Nguyen, owner of the soon-to-open Gao Viet Kitchen in the Inner Sunset, told NBC Bay Area that he is tired of his restaurant being targeted by vandals and repeatedly having to paint over the graffiti.
- Seafood restaurant King Cajun Crawfish took to social media to expose a woman who hurled racist abuse at its Asian staff on Monday afternoon.
- The woman’s tirade allegedly started after she finished her meal and demanded a refund, claiming the shrimp were spoiled.
- In a cell phone video filmed by the restaurant’s manager, the woman can be seen and heard calling her “a Chinese b*tch” and saying unintelligible words in a mock Asian accent.
- At one point, the woman also tells the manager, “Take your ass back to your country, ching-chong.”
- The restaurant identified the woman as “Elizabeth Knighton,” the owner of a small business called “Bodi Beauty Bar.”
A seafood restaurant in Orlando, Florida, took to social media to expose a woman who hurled racist abuse at its Asian staff after reportedly being denied a refund on Monday.
The woman’s tirade, which was caught on surveillance and cellphone videos, occurred at around 2:55 p.m. inside King Cajun Crawfish at 924 North Mills Avenue.
- The new Gucci restaurant in Seoul, Gucci Osteria Seoul, officially opened its doors on March 28 and features a Korean version of the restaurant's signature burger, the “Emilia Burger.”
- The restaurant is located in Seoul in the Yongsan district and is on the top floor of the Gucci Gaok flagship store.
- There are currently three other Gucci Osteria global restaurants, located in Florence, Los Angeles and Tokyo.
- The adapted version of the burger is made of “hanwoo” (a Korean beef) and Italian parmigiano reggiano cheese, created by Chef Massimo Bottura, who runs the three-Michelin-starred restaurant Osteria Francescana in Italy.
Seoul’s new Gucci restaurant, Gucci Osteria Seoul, officially opened on March 28 and features a contemporary dining experience that incorporates South Korean flavors into traditional Italian dishes.
Gucci Osteria Seoul is located on the top floor of the Gucci Gaok flagship store in Yongsan and officially opened its doors on March 28.
- Jamel Taylor, 30, reportedly shot a 34-year-old man inside a Chinese restaurant in Frankford, Philadelphia, on Monday.
- A witness said the suspect stomped on his victim’s head after firing a second shot.
- The victim, whose identity has not been disclosed, was taken to Temple University Hospital, where he was eventually pronounced dead.
- Taylor is facing multiple charges including terroristic threats, murder and possession of a firearm with an altered manufacturer number.
A Philadelphia man has been arrested and charged in connection to a fatal shooting at a Chinese restaurant on Monday.
The incident, which left one male victim dead, occurred at a Chinese restaurant in the 4800 block of Frankford Avenue at around 8:45 p.m.
- An Asian woman has gone viral on TikTok for detailing how she and her Indian and Argentinian friends were allegedly seated in the “POC (person of color) section” of the restaurant.
- “If you don’t know, sometimes restaurants seat ppl [sic] of color in the back near the restrooms because we’re less likely to have a problem with it and it looks better for the restaurant from the outside,” the user, @sadgirlmaggie, wrote in her Feb. 14 post. “I do not tolerate this sh*t and they need to be called out.”
- Some users found the content relatable. “I didn’t even realize this was happening to me and now I’m sad,” one of them wrote.
- The video has amassed more than 47,000 likes and over 522,000 views on TikTok.
An Asian woman took to TikTok after a restaurant allegedly put her and her friends in what she described as the “POC (person of color) section” of the restaurant.
TikTok user Maggie (@sadgirlmaggie) shared her personal experience in a now-viral video post on Feb. 14 showing how she and her Indian and Argentinian friends were seated near the entrance of the restaurant’s restroom.
Canadian restaurant apologizes for calling police on 12 South Asian students deemed ‘unwanted guests’
- In Canada, 12 South Asian students were reportedly kicked out of a Cactus Club restaurant after they were mistakenly connected with a separate incident that had occurred at another of the upscale restaurant chain’s locations.
- According to the police, the restaurant called to request assistance in handling 12 “unwanted guests.”
- A viral video on TikTok showed one of the guests arguing with the officers about how they were asked to leave without having been properly identified first.
- The restaurant later released a statement admitting that calling the officers was a mistake and that the students “should not have been asked to leave.”
A restaurant in Canada released an apology after telling a group of “unwanted” South Asian university students to leave its premises on Saturday.
On TikTok, user @jasmeenab posted a video of the group of students speaking to RCMP officers outside the establishment after having been asked to leave.
Phở restaurant in Iowa criticized as ‘lazy,’ ‘disgusting’ for including raw beef slices in phở order
- A customer accused a phở restaurant in Iowa of being “lazy” and “dangerous” with their dish preparation after seeing uncooked beef in their to-go order.
- The Vietnamese restaurant responded by explaining that serving raw meat is the traditional way of preparing phở in Vietnam. The thin raw beef slices are cooked by the hot broth it is served with.
A Vietnamese restaurant in Iowa was subjected to severe criticism from an angry customer who called the way their traditional phở was prepared “disgusting.”
Pho Real Kitchen and Bar, an authentic Vietnamese restaurant in Des Moines, received an email from the customer who was shocked to find uncooked slices of beef in their to-go order, reported We Are Iowa.
A restaurant worker in Las Vegas’ Chinatown is recovering after being shot multiple times in what appeared to be an attempted burglary last week.
What happened: Chengyan Wang was deep-cleaning Shanghai Taste in the 4200 block of Spring Mountain Road when a man broke in around 3 a.m. on Dec. 20. The suspect, identified later as Rashawn Gaston-Anderson, shot him seven times, according to KSNV.
Two Chinese men reportedly left a restaurant in California without paying because a group of Chinese American diners sang “The Star-Spangled Banner” during an event.
What happened: The incident occurred inside a Chinese restaurant in Los Angeles on Oct. 13, according to World Journal, as translated by Taiwan News. The two men entered the restaurant at around 7 p.m. and left without paying 20 minutes later.