Clever restaurant owner:1, sexist reviewer: 0.
After reading a review of his restaurant on UrbanSpoon that requested that female servers “show some more skin,” Daniel McCawley, the owner of Morgantown West Virginia’s Atomic Grill, decided to take matters into his own hands. McCawley decided to give the anonymous reviewer exactly what he or she asked for: more skin. During Memorial Day weekend, Atomic Grill will be offering a loaded potato skins special for $7, and the proceeds from the special will benefit the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services.
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"I'm a husband and a father of a 12 year old girl," McCawley told the local ABC News station. "I have five sisters and it was just offensive. If you have a minute, have some potato skins, try some fresh, local barbecue and give to a good cause. It's important to us, it should be important to the community.”[related]
Since then, McCawley’s story has blown up and he has received a huge amount of support for his smart and simple tactics against an offensive reviewer.
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