One woman broke down in tears after being asked to evict because she was alone at a Korean BBQ restaurant in Fullerton, California.
Sunshine Chavez, who describes herself as “just a girl with a passion for cooking,” took to TikTok to share her unfortunate experience at Bwon Shabu & BBQ at 1841 W. Orangethorpe Avenue earlier this week. did.
In her 15-second TikTok video, an employee can be heard telling Chavez that the restaurant will only accept a minimum of “two orders” while showing a printed policy.
While escorting Ms. Chavez to the exit, the staff apologizes and perhaps “next time” encourages her to bring a friend. The video ends with a photo of a customer sign-in her seat showing Chavez signing in as her one diner.
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Realizing the restaurant was “#rude,” Chavez said he sat in his car crying before checking his confidence 15 minutes later.
“When a restaurant won’t let you eat in because you are a party of one. And you will be told next time [to] Please bring your friends. Maybe I’m just hungry and emotional, but I definitely cried in the car,” Chavez wrote in a TikTok post.
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Chavez’s post has been viewed over 64,000 times as of this writing. Some people criticized the restaurant’s dining policy and sympathized with Chavez, saying they too tended to eat alone.
“As someone who likes dining out alone, this is a new fear to unleash lol,” wrote one user.
“Were all the tables full? I don’t understand why they turn down paying customers,” another user asked. “I do not want to return”
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“I eat alone on my days off. This makes me sad,” another commented.
On the other hand, other users pointed out that Korean BBQ restaurant policies are normal. Others even offered to dine with Chavez himself.
“Most Asian BBQ places are like that. Are there more than two? [all you can eat]” wrote one user.
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“If it’s something like Korean BBQ, we won’t let anyone in,” another user replied. “I love Korean BBQ and I don’t know why because I don’t go with very many people.”
Still, some users asked if we allowed one person to order for two. Otherwise a workaround was suggested.
“Tell me it’s a date, just the two of us. After that, no one else showed up.”
In response to comments, Chavez said she had actually been to the restaurant, but did not disclose if she had been alone on previous trips. I got
This time she waited just 15 minutes before being kicked out. She also said there were “lots of tables”.
“We really debated about paying extra. I was craving it all day (all week).
via main image @sunshine_inthekitchen