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Restaurants Are Roasting People Who Gave Them Negative Reviews (25+ Pics)

Anyone who has ever waited tables, or worked in a restaurant, knows the world is full of annoying customers, who, let’s face it, are not “always right.”

drgrafang

But, I’ll just go ahead and say it. If you’ve taken time out of your day to go online and write an angry review, you’re probably a jerk.

All you had to do was not go there anymore. Or even just accept that sometimes, even when people try their best, stuff happens and it’s not reflective of their normal, everyday course of business. 

But nooooooo.

You need someone to be punished. You head home eager to swing the fiery sword of justice on Yelp. clickity-clack “wah-wah-wah I’m telling on you.” Grow up.

So, yeah, I’ve worked in restaurants. You can probably guess whose side I’m on, thus we’ve taken the time to support our local restaurants by rating their responses to bad Yelp ratings.

Instead of stars, we’re using a simple 3-fire emoji scale, as follows:

🔥🔥🔥 : Expert level 3rd-degree burn, the commenter should seek medical attention immediately.

🔥🔥 : Advanced level 2nd-degree burn, but you could have gone further.

🔥 : Novice 1st degree burn, could have been meaner, but hey, you’re not an a-hole so you should probably not be too expert when it comes to burns anyway, right?

Psst, full-disclosure, there won’t be many 1-🔥  reviews, cause these ar pretty savage.


1. You know you’re a jerk when you leave a review for a restaurant that isn’t even open yet.

JoeBenigo

Burn Rating: 🔥🔥

Personally I would have made some snide comments about the customer needing a time-machine to travel to May 12th or later, but short and sweet works too.


2. All too often, bad reviews are the result of a customer acting like a jerk, not the staff of the restaurant itself…

your_dankesty

Burn Rating: 🔥🔥

Not bad, but I feel like the chest hair thing could have been explored a little more. I mean, who does that? 


3. Oh dang, you know people can see your username when you comment, right?

thekinkykinkycrow

Burn Rating: 🔥🔥🔥

Short. Sweet. Simultaneously defends the negative review and calls out the commenter on giving himself a 5-star review. Pretty perfect.


4. 10:10 maybe, 10:20 is pushing it. 

worldwideinterweb

Burn Rating: 🔥

Sometimes you’ve gotta take the high road and simply remind the customer of your policies, and that works. Good for you for not engaging in the troll bait, but for me, yea, I would have made a big long drawn out sarcastic comment about how we, as a business, will never be able to survive without the patronage of Scott E.


5. Boom, roasted!

worldwideinterweb

Burn Rating: 🔥🔥

Roasting parents for not taking care of their kids is pretty much every restaurant worker’s dream, so while this burn covers most of the bases, could have been meaner.


BoredPanda

Burn Rating: 🔥🔥🔥

Flawless. This guy should be a Yelp Review defense lawyer.


7. Stock comments…

r/quityourbs

Burn Rating: 🔥🔥🔥

“Maybe get a cat.” Yes. Yes, roast her. Show her no mercy. Well done.


8. Quite the paradox.

r/quityourbs

Burn Rating: 🔥

Pretty good. I might have said something like “This comment could be the topic of a graduate thesis in Philosophy called — The Non-Existent Lobster Paradox: A Time-Space Thought Experiment.”


9. In fairness, it’s possible his wife divorced him because of their terrible anniversary meal. J/K what a jerk.

worldwideinterweb

Burn Rating: 🔥🔥🔥

Digging deep into the personal details on Facebook? Especially the fact that they’re single? Flawless execution.


10. Bartender cut you off, bro.

BoredPanda

Burn Rating: 🔥🔥

I mean, getting a customer to reverse their review AND suggesting they have a drinking problem? That’s some advanced savagery.


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11. 

worldwideinterweb

Burn Rating: 🔥

Ok, nice burn, but I’m giving it a 1-🔥 rating because let’s be honest, I will sit at a coffee shop using Wi-Fi after having only bought a coffee. (Though, I suppose the difference is I would never be entitled about that.)


12. I wonder what % of negative Yelp reviews are from disgruntled employees?

r/quityourbs

Burn Rating: 🔥

Yea, so I pretty much always assume 50% of negative reviews of businesses are from disgruntled employees, and I’m happy when those businesses make that clear. That said, not a lot of witty meat to this comment. Maybe next time comment on how bad they were at their job and why?


13. Someone’s got ants in their pants…

r/quityourbs

Burn Rating: 🔥🔥🔥

Clearly the customer did NOT see this response coming. And it hits on everything, in detail. But not before the icing on the cake: go someplace else. Chef’s kiss!


14. Take your big children to McDonald’s.

tfln

Burn Rating: 🔥🔥🔥

Oh, heck yea, responding in Italian to a clearly American customer is the ultimate. It allows you to be sarcastic in a way they won’t understand, but also simultaneously mocks their ignorance of your culture and language.


15.

BoredPanda

Burn Rating: 🔥

Aww. I feel like my mom wrote this response and thought she was being merciless, however, it’s a little nice for my taste. 

And, the burns keep coming…

16. Pizza, wings, and lies…

r/qquityourbs

Burn Rating: 🔥🔥🔥

MATH. Yes. This owner brought the read receipts and took them to school.


17.

r/quityourbs

18. 

quityourbs

Burn Rating: 🔥

“We have been in business for 30 years” is always a nice addendum. It leans into the fact that it’s probably “not me, but you” without being too explicit about it. Solid. Respectful.


19. 

worldwideinterweb

Burn Rating: 🔥🔥🔥

No stone left unturned here. I’m a fan of roasting the details and this response does it.


20. 

r/quityourbs

Burn Rating: 🔥🔥🔥

Aww yes, take him to cheese school while simultaneously burning him to a crisp. A Gruyere burn is so rare, you can’t waste an opportunity to make one. Nicely done.


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21.

r/qquityourbs

Burn Rating: 🔥

Not bad, a little defense without too many specifics. I do love the line “meat by itself is utterly fantastic.” That might be my new catchphrase. 


22. Busted by CCTV.

worldwideinterweb

Burn Rating: 🔥🔥

No surer way to make a dispute less of a dispute than by going to the videotape. This review may not be particularly hilarious, but it covers all the bases.


23.

worldwideinterweb

Burn Rating: 🔥🔥🔥

“Yes, Peter.” This lady gets how to set the tone for a burn before it even starts.


24.

Burn Rating: 🔥 or 🔥🔥🔥

So I don’t read Chinese, but if that says something really mean, this gets 3 flames. If not, still good, but not as savage as a multi-lingual roast.


25. When a review starts with “Docked our boat” you know it’s gonna be bad.

Burn Rating: 🔥

Respectful, but telling someone to wear a mask is basically the lowest level of burn. You gotta really get in that a** and mock them for SO much more.


26.

worldwideinterweb

Burn Rating: 🔥

Ok, this one only gets one flame because, well, I’m pretty sure licking a cupcake and putting it back is punishable by law and they should have pre-empted this whole thing by calling the cops. But, good on you for being a “professional” or whatever.


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