It seems that everywhere you look nowadays, there’s another restaurant advertising their farm-to-table, organic ingredients, and their vegan, gluten-free dishes; but then again, there are still some restaurants that prefer to run their businesses the “old-fashioned way.” SO, a Chinese restaurant in San Francisco, closed early today after the owners became fed up with organic-obsessed customers.
The two-page, passive-aggressive note on the front of the temporarily-closed restaurant read: "We are closed because of you (customers), So... yes we use MSG, we don't believe in organic food, and we don't give a sh*t about gluten free."
So why the angry note? A manager said that the chef closed the restaurant temporarily as a reaction to two incidents with less-than-pleasant customers, including one who refused to pay the bill after declaring the food to be too spicy.
"The second guy came up to me and said, 'The rule is, if we don't like it we don't have to pay.' And as he walked out he started cursing at me and that's when I went poof," Chu told ABC News.
The protest seems to have ended, at least for now, because SO is open for business today.
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Joanna Fantozzi is an Associate Editor with The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter@JoannaFantozzi