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2013-07-15 04:30:37 PM
It would seem the landlord of that building never wants to rent it out to another business if he sends police to kick everyone out during their busiest hours on a weekend.  I sure as heck wouldn't want to rent from him.
 
2013-07-15 04:32:38 PM
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2013-07-15 05:59:41 PM
Owners of this joint seem like real classy folks.
 
2013-07-15 06:01:33 PM
Perkins / Marie Callender's did something similar.

Ultimately what usually happens in these cases is the contract is ruled nul & void, thus the insurance policies become nul and void.   That's why they kick everyone out.

Although, asking patrons to pay their bills is poor taste.    Then again, all of the Hops restaurants in Florida went out, so maybe this isn't such a loss.
 
2013-07-15 06:04:12 PM
A lot of people don't like rabbit.
 
2013-07-15 06:05:54 PM

uncleacid: A lot of people don't like rabbit.


Can we get a rim shot over here?
 
2013-07-15 06:06:20 PM
FTFA:  Customers said they were handed their bill totals and a to-go box for their food.

Uh, no. There would be no way in hell I would pay.
 
2013-07-15 06:09:58 PM

Sean M: Perkins / Marie Callender's did something similar.

Ultimately what usually happens in these cases is the contract is ruled nul & void, thus the insurance policies become nul and void.   That's why they kick everyone out.

Although, asking patrons to pay their bills is poor taste.    Then again, all of the Hops restaurants in Florida went out, so maybe this isn't such a loss.


Ahh, I didn't think about the insurance thing. I was wondering why this would happen like that, as opposed to simply closing normally and then not opening the next day.
 
2013-07-15 06:10:38 PM
Another failed concept from Avado Brands.

Worst run company in the business.
 
2013-07-15 06:14:11 PM
What kind of asshole doesn't warn their own employees about something like this and what kind of asshole decides the best time to drop this axe is during business hours.  And then:  What kind of asshole doesn't report either the management's names or the building owner?  A lot of assholes in this story.
 
2013-07-15 06:16:38 PM

Dragonflew: FTFA:  Customers said they were handed their bill totals and a to-go box for their food.

Uh, no. There would be no way in hell I would pay.


Why? You sat in their restaurant, ate the food, and they gave you a box to take it with you so it wouldn't go to waste. Seems like they provided everything that any other restaurant would.
 
2013-07-15 06:19:27 PM

Dragonflew: FTFA:  Customers said they were handed their bill totals and a to-go box for their food.

Uh, no. There would be no way in hell I would pay.


I would definitely not pay, but I'd find my server and give him/her a tip directly. Hell, he/she just got shiat canned, and that sucks.
 
2013-07-15 06:20:34 PM
Customers said they were handed their bill totals and a to-go box for their food.

Wow, that's some big balls there.
 
2013-07-15 06:21:36 PM
"This is the end of an era.  This place has been here. It's like a family, and it's really sad.  It's really sad," said another employee.

Really?  I thought it was over there.
 
2013-07-15 06:25:45 PM

the_rhino: Dragonflew: FTFA:  Customers said they were handed their bill totals and a to-go box for their food.

Uh, no. There would be no way in hell I would pay.

Why? You sat in their restaurant, ate the food, and they gave you a box to take it with you so it wouldn't go to waste. Seems like they provided everything that any other restaurant would.


Because they kicked you out when you did nothing that warranted being kicked out.  It is like if you are in a cab and for no reason the cabbie pulls over before you reach your destination and orders you out you are not obligated to pay.  He hast terminated the "contract" before is is fulfilled so he forfeits his pay.  Same thing with a restaurant.
 
2013-07-15 06:25:46 PM

BumpInTheNight: What kind of asshole doesn't report either the management's names or the building owner?


The one that's in the Philippines working off third hand information for an article they're being paid $5 to flush out.
 
2013-07-15 06:29:13 PM

the_rhino: Dragonflew: FTFA:  Customers said they were handed their bill totals and a to-go box for their food.

Uh, no. There would be no way in hell I would pay.

Why? You sat in their restaurant, ate the food, and they gave you a box to take it with you so it wouldn't go to waste. Seems like they provided everything that any other restaurant would.


I went to the restaurant to sit down and enjoy a meal. I did not receive that experience, as I was kicked out due to no fault of my own. I would not pay.

But as mentioned above, I would certainly tip the waitstaff.
 
2013-07-15 06:45:13 PM

BumpInTheNight: What kind of asshole doesn't warn their own employees about something like this and what kind of asshole decides the best time to drop this axe is during business hours.  And then:  What kind of asshole doesn't report either the management's names or the building owner?  A lot of assholes in this story.


This is a common way restaurants and bars close it would seem. If you warn the staff ahead of time, they have time to clean the place out.
 
2013-07-15 06:52:04 PM

The My Little Pony Killer:


That was my first thought as well..
 
2013-07-15 06:58:37 PM

jclaggett: BumpInTheNight: What kind of asshole doesn't warn their own employees about something like this and what kind of asshole decides the best time to drop this axe is during business hours.  And then:  What kind of asshole doesn't report either the management's names or the building owner?  A lot of assholes in this story.

This is a common way restaurants and bars close it would seem. If you warn the staff ahead of time, they have time to clean the place out.


Pretty much this, the bar would be looted the freezer would be trashed and the dining room would be ransacked.
 
2013-07-15 07:01:10 PM

jclaggett: BumpInTheNight: What kind of asshole doesn't warn their own employees about something like this and what kind of asshole decides the best time to drop this axe is during business hours.  And then:  What kind of asshole doesn't report either the management's names or the building owner?  A lot of assholes in this story.

This is a common way restaurants and bars close it would seem. If you warn the staff ahead of time, they have time to clean the place out.


I would think they don't warn the staff because they want them to show up for some reason. It hadn't occurred to me the staff would loot the place.
 
2013-07-15 07:04:29 PM

Tom_Slick: jclaggett: BumpInTheNight: What kind of asshole doesn't warn their own employees about something like this and what kind of asshole decides the best time to drop this axe is during business hours.  And then:  What kind of asshole doesn't report either the management's names or the building owner?  A lot of assholes in this story.

This is a common way restaurants and bars close it would seem. If you warn the staff ahead of time, they have time to clean the place out.

Pretty much this, the bar would be looted the freezer would be trashed and the dining room would be ransacked.


True, but why tell them in them middle of service?  Tell them after the restaurant closes and they are walking out the door.
 
2013-07-15 07:15:07 PM
My first job was at a restaurant, we heard rumors that we were closing, but we got our order for the week in. Next day i got a call saying the store closed
 
2013-07-15 07:21:57 PM

Mock26: Tom_Slick: jclaggett: BumpInTheNight: What kind of asshole doesn't warn their own employees about something like this and what kind of asshole decides the best time to drop this axe is during business hours.  And then:  What kind of asshole doesn't report either the management's names or the building owner?  A lot of assholes in this story.

This is a common way restaurants and bars close it would seem. If you warn the staff ahead of time, they have time to clean the place out.

Pretty much this, the bar would be looted the freezer would be trashed and the dining room would be ransacked.

True, but why tell them in them middle of service?  Tell them after the restaurant closes and they are walking out the door.


This was different, the building owner sent police in to essentially evict the restaurant.  The restaurant owners probably thought they could get a few more meal services in.  What happens around here is the building owner chains the doors shut after the place has closed. Maybe it has something to do with various state and local laws.
 
2013-07-15 07:23:13 PM

Mock26: "This is the end of an era.  This place has been here. It's like a family, and it's really sad.  It's really sad," said another employee.

Really?  I thought it was over there.


Well, everywhere you go, there you are.
 
2013-07-15 07:23:34 PM

Tom_Slick: Mock26: Tom_Slick: jclaggett: BumpInTheNight: What kind of asshole doesn't warn their own employees about something like this and what kind of asshole decides the best time to drop this axe is during business hours.  And then:  What kind of asshole doesn't report either the management's names or the building owner?  A lot of assholes in this story.

This is a common way restaurants and bars close it would seem. If you warn the staff ahead of time, they have time to clean the place out.

Pretty much this, the bar would be looted the freezer would be trashed and the dining room would be ransacked.

True, but why tell them in them middle of service?  Tell them after the restaurant closes and they are walking out the door.

This was different, the building owner sent police in to essentially evict the restaurant.  The restaurant owners probably thought they could get a few more meal services in.  What happens around here is the building owner chains the doors shut after the place has closed. Maybe it has something to do with various state and local laws.


My same sentiment applies to the owners, too.
 
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2013-07-15 07:29:04 PM

Mock26: the_rhino: Dragonflew: FTFA:  Customers said they were handed their bill totals and a to-go box for their food.

Uh, no. There would be no way in hell I would pay.

Why? You sat in their restaurant, ate the food, and they gave you a box to take it with you so it wouldn't go to waste. Seems like they provided everything that any other restaurant would.

Because they kicked you out when you did nothing that warranted being kicked out.  It is like if you are in a cab and for no reason the cabbie pulls over before you reach your destination and orders you out you are not obligated to pay.  He hast terminated the "contract" before is is fulfilled so he forfeits his pay.  Same thing with a restaurant.


There have been court cases where restaurants wouldn't provide doggie bags to patrons, with the patrons suing. The court ruled that the function of the restaurant was to provide a service, not a good. Thus, if the restaurant fails to finish providing their service, the patron is not obligated to pay.

I was once in a Denny's late after clubbing. A lot of people were there, probably ten double-tables. A couple of tables started getting rowdy and the manager chose to kick all of us out and tried to hand us bills. I informed the manager that I would not pay if I was not permitted to finish my meal, and that he was free to call the police if there was a problem, and I'd be happy to wait for them. Everyone else took the same position and he ended up just telling us to go and stopped trying to collect.

In hindsight I kind of feel for the wait staff that didn't get tips for probably 60 people, but it was the stupid manager that, rather than addressing the actual problem, went full-derp. There weren't any mundanes in the restaurant that night, so it's not like even the unruly tables were scaring away other paying customers, and at 2am I doubt that any mundanes would have given a crap anyway.
 
2013-07-15 07:31:37 PM

Mock26: My same sentiment applies to the owners, too.


I agree it is a dick move. The restaurant owners were playing chicken with their building owner.  The building owner finally got fed up and decided to shut them down during weekend evening meal service to prove a point.  Plenty of bad guys here.
 
2013-07-15 07:43:30 PM
You guys saying you won't pay are awfully self-entitled. You didn't get the experience you wanted? You went there, the waitstaff took your order, delivered your food, and cleared your place- that is the restaurant "experience". Do you not pay for your items when you go shopping and the experience isn't as depicted on a commercial? Where is the line drawn? "Gee, I don't like how the country is being run, I'm not paying taxes!" "The lions at the zoo didn't perform a song and dance routine, I'm demanding a refund!" "The cable went out for a few hours today, I'm not paying the bill when it comes due!"
 
2013-07-15 07:56:47 PM

the_rhino: You guys saying you won't pay are awfully self-entitled. You didn't get the experience you wanted? You went there, the waitstaff took your order, delivered your food, and cleared your place- that is the restaurant "experience". Do you not pay for your items when you go shopping and the experience isn't as depicted on a commercial? Where is the line drawn? "Gee, I don't like how the country is being run, I'm not paying taxes!" "The lions at the zoo didn't perform a song and dance routine, I'm demanding a refund!" "The cable went out for a few hours today, I'm not paying the bill when it comes due!"


Not just that, but I'd pay extra for the entertainment value of watching a deadbeat restaurant owner getting his ass handed to him by landlord in the middle of dinner. You can't buy that kind of entertainment anywhere!
 
2013-07-15 08:02:59 PM

CokeBear: the_rhino: You guys saying you won't pay are awfully self-entitled. You didn't get the experience you wanted? You went there, the waitstaff took your order, delivered your food, and cleared your place- that is the restaurant "experience". Do you not pay for your items when you go shopping and the experience isn't as depicted on a commercial? Where is the line drawn? "Gee, I don't like how the country is being run, I'm not paying taxes!" "The lions at the zoo didn't perform a song and dance routine, I'm demanding a refund!" "The cable went out for a few hours today, I'm not paying the bill when it comes due!"

Not just that, but I'd pay extra for the entertainment value of watching a deadbeat restaurant owner getting his ass handed to him by landlord in the middle of dinner. You can't buy that kind of entertainment anywhere!


Dinner and a show!
 
2013-07-15 08:05:42 PM

the_rhino: CokeBear: the_rhino: You guys saying you won't pay are awfully self-entitled. You didn't get the experience you wanted? You went there, the waitstaff took your order, delivered your food, and cleared your place- that is the restaurant "experience". Do you not pay for your items when you go shopping and the experience isn't as depicted on a commercial? Where is the line drawn? "Gee, I don't like how the country is being run, I'm not paying taxes!" "The lions at the zoo didn't perform a song and dance routine, I'm demanding a refund!" "The cable went out for a few hours today, I'm not paying the bill when it comes due!"

Not just that, but I'd pay extra for the entertainment value of watching a deadbeat restaurant owner getting his ass handed to him by landlord in the middle of dinner. You can't buy that kind of entertainment anywhere!

Dinner and a show!


Just like the Waffle House on Piedmont in Atlanta after the strip clubs close.
 
2013-07-15 08:11:40 PM

Dragonflew: FTFA:  Customers said they were handed their bill totals and a to-go box for their food.

Uh, no. There would be no way in hell I would pay.


CAN I GET A WHOOP WHOOP?!
 
2013-07-15 08:12:41 PM

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: It would seem the landlord of that building never wants to rent it out to another business if he sends police to kick everyone out during their busiest hours on a weekend.  I sure as heck wouldn't want to rent from him.


What, exactly, do you expect the building's owner to do if the restaurant wouldn't leave willingly?
 
2013-07-15 08:17:17 PM
just continue to eat until the police force you to leave. they cant possibly force you to pay? BUT the police there though I wouldnt want to be arrested for not paying a 20 dollar restaurant tab.
 
2013-07-15 08:26:53 PM

the_rhino: You guys saying you won't pay are awfully self-entitled. You didn't get the experience you wanted? You went there, the waitstaff took your order, delivered your food, and cleared your place- that is the restaurant "experience". Do you not pay for your items when you go shopping and the experience isn't as depicted on a commercial? Where is the line drawn? "Gee, I don't like how the country is being run, I'm not paying taxes!" "The lions at the zoo didn't perform a song and dance routine, I'm demanding a refund!" "The cable went out for a few hours today, I'm not paying the bill when it comes due!"


If I didn't order my food to go I'm not paying for food that will be cold before I get to eat. If the cops make me pay I'll put it on my card, sign it "under duress" and file for a chargeback the next day.
 
2013-07-15 08:30:41 PM
Was the message left in 40mm high flames?
 
2013-07-15 08:50:00 PM
Sound like a great opening for a movie.

The hero has just ingested special mushrooms (which is also the reason the restaurant is closing) and trips for the next 85 minutes.
 
2013-07-15 08:51:03 PM

Dragonflew: Uh, no. There would be no way in hell I would pay.


Presumably, that's why the cops were there?
 
2013-07-15 08:53:14 PM

fnordfocus: Dragonflew: Uh, no. There would be no way in hell I would pay.

Presumably, that's why the cops were there?


Ya, a real dick move.
 
2013-07-15 08:57:46 PM

Pincy: fnordfocus: Dragonflew: Uh, no. There would be no way in hell I would pay.

Presumably, that's why the cops were there?

Ya, a real dick move.


So you received your food, and they offer take out trays because they are closing and the staff are losing their jobs and you want to say you won't pay? such a titty baby grow up.
 
2013-07-15 09:14:33 PM

Misconduc: Pincy: fnordfocus: Dragonflew: Uh, no. There would be no way in hell I would pay.

Presumably, that's why the cops were there?

Ya, a real dick move.

So you received your food, and they offer take out trays because they are closing and the staff are losing their jobs and you want to say you won't pay? such a titty baby grow up.


So I'm only in town for the day and have a three hour drive back home after I have dinner with a group of friends at this nice little restaurant and although we ordered over 30 minutes ago and haven't received our food yet all of a sudden the police show up and the manager comes to our table and says I will be given my dinner in a to go box and must pay for it with the implied threat that I'll be arrested for skipping out on the bill if I don't.  So now I have to eat my steak dinner in the car.  And I guess I don't get my free refills of coke either, even though I paid for that as well.  But that seems fair.
 
2013-07-15 09:14:36 PM

Tom_Slick: What happens around here is the building owner chains the doors shut after the place has closed.


Yeah, that happened to an old GF of mine, place was always busy, then she went in to open up for lunch and found all the doors chained up and the entire interior stripped to the floor and walls.
 
2013-07-15 09:19:05 PM

Sean M: Perkins / Marie Callender's did something similar.

Ultimately what usually happens in these cases is the contract is ruled nul & void, thus the insurance policies become nul and void.   That's why they kick everyone out.

Although, asking patrons to pay their bills is poor taste.    Then again, all of the Hops restaurants in Florida went out, so maybe this isn't such a loss.


They just found out the contract (lease?) became null and void on a Sunday evening?
 
2013-07-15 09:30:36 PM

the_rhino: Dragonflew: FTFA:  Customers said they were handed their bill totals and a to-go box for their food.

Uh, no. There would be no way in hell I would pay.

Why? You sat in their restaurant, ate the food, and they gave you a box to take it with you so it wouldn't go to waste. Seems like they provided everything that any other restaurant would.


Except a place to eat the meal, which is kind of a major part of the restaurant experience.
 
2013-07-15 10:00:40 PM

megarian: Mock26: "This is the end of an era.  This place has been here. It's like a family, and it's really sad.  It's really sad," said another employee.

Really?  I thought it was over there.

Well, everywhere where ever you go, there you are.


Fixed

/And what's that watermelon for?
 
2013-07-15 10:37:22 PM

BumpInTheNight: What kind of asshole doesn't warn their own employees about something like this


The kind of asshole that doesn't want anything not nailed down going home with said employees.
 
2013-07-15 11:08:38 PM
Ha!  I've eaten at that restaurant...and wasn't impressed.  I was surprised they didn't establish themselves in uptown Charlotte instead of in a crappy little shopping center in Matthews.  If they served better than average food instead of relying on a mini-brewery being visible through a glass wall as an attraction that might have helped too.
 
2013-07-15 11:25:16 PM

Rising_Zan_Samurai_Gunman: It would seem the landlord of that building never wants to rent it out to another business if he sends police to kick everyone out during their busiest hours on a weekend.  I sure as heck wouldn't want to rent from him.


Where are you getting the idea that the landlord shut the place down in the middle of service?
 
2013-07-15 11:27:24 PM

Dragonflew: FTFA:  Customers said they were handed their bill totals and a to-go box for their food.

Uh, no. There would be no way in hell I would pay.


Nope not happening. Jokes would be on them because Ive been thrown out of way nicer places then that.
 
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