Yiasou George, owner, praised for his stylish response to the rude customer review of the Adelaide restaurant
A restaurant owner who has been stalked by a vile “cancer” slur by a disgruntled customer gets the last laugh as his decision to take the high road pays off
- Customer dined at Yiasou George restaurant in Adelaide on New Year’s Eve
- The wait staff politely asked him to raise his hand and not to disturb other guests
- The man then posted a one-star review hoping “the owner would get cancer.”
- But the owner then served up a brilliant response that was praised by foodies
A restaurant owner is being lauded for his stylish response to a review by a rude customer who said he hopes “the owner gets cancer” after being told to respect other diners.
The disgruntled customer got a table at the popular Yiasou George restaurant in Adelaide on New Year’s Eve, but left Google’s one-star review the next day.
“Our waiter was allergic to fun. This was advertised as “party disco vibes” but our laughter was “too loud”… If zero stars were available I would give it… I hope the owner gets cancer,” said the reviewer known as Alex.
But owner Oliver Brown, who runs Yiasou George as part of local hospitality collective The Big Easy Group, turned the tables with a quick reply.
Yiasou George owner Oliver Brown (pictured) has made his move after a bitter customer review
Yiasou George (pictured) is a popular eatery in Adelaide’s CBD, serving modern Greek-Australian cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere
“Here is the owner – the one you wished cancer on,” he wrote.
“At Yiasou George we like to see our guests having fun, but my staff inform me that even before you arrived you were having a little too much fun and they politely asked you to tell the other people dining in the restaurant to respect.”
“What’s no fun is cancer. And it’s not very funny to wish it on restaurant workers doing their jobs. We have donated the full amount of your meal to the Cancer Council.’
Mr Brown then shared a receipt for a $499 donation to Cancer Council – the amount of the man’s bill.
He added that he and his staff have decided to start the new year with “good vibes and love and support for everyone who is living with cancer.”
The owner donated $499 — the sum of the man’s bill — to the Cancer Council
“You can choose how you start 2023 as you like. But it won’t be in any of the venues (of the Big Easy Group) again.
‘I wish you a happy new year full of respect and personal growth.’
The Big Easy Group operates seven bars and restaurants across Adelaide: Yiasou George, Bowden Brewing, Masa Kitchen, The Stag Public House, NOLA Adelaide, Anchovy Bandit and Bottega Bandito.
Mr Brown told The Adelaide Advertiser that the member of staff waiting for customers’ tables did an “amazing” job, adding that all guests are emailed a feedback survey but the man opted-in have to insult her publicly.
Social media has been full of praise for the way Mr Brown has been handling the situation and vowed to dine more at his establishments.
Mr Brown (pictured with his wife) runs hospitality collective The Big Easy, which has seven bars and restaurants in Adelaide including Yiasou George
“Congratulations on raising the bar both as hospitality and as a person…this post makes me want to dine with your crew even more than I already do,” one person wrote.
“Everything great Oliver! Credit to you, your team and your company, brilliant,” wrote another.
‘Alex should be ashamed, shameful. There are only some keyboard warriors who will never be satisfied,” added a third.
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