The owner of a Chinese restaurant in San Francisco is having a tough time with sanctimonious customers:

The owner of a San Francisco Chinese restaurant has temporarily closed his doors with an abrupt notice due to what he calls ‘hard to please’ customers.

Owner and chef James Chu put a sign on his door stating: ‘We’re closed because of you customers. Yes, we use MSG! We don’t believe in organic food. And we don’t give a f*** about gluten-free.’

The owner of So Restaurant said he was becoming increasingly annoyed with customers who were unsatisfied with his food. 

Apparently, the customers think that they have a right to go into a restaurant, eat the food, and then not pay for it once they find out it contained MSG. Or wasn’t “organic”:

Chu says the final straw, which led him to temporarily close last week, happened when a patron refused to pay because he did not enjoy the meal.

He told ABC 7: ‘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,’ said Chu.

Another patron would not pay their bill because their food turned out to be ‘too spicy.’

I like the owner’s spirit of defiance. And I like his sign!


Elsewhere on the food war front, a high school student has been suspended for — get this — selling illicit Pepsi:

…his drug of choice is full-sugar Pepsi. Commerce in the sweet, sweet drink is banned at his school, which allows only diet sodas to be sold on premises.

This case of capitalism gone awry started small in Grade 9:

The Grade 12 student, who realized only diet pop was being sold in the cafeteria, made the short trek to a local grocery store to pick up a case of Pepsi.

“I decided if I wanted a pop, maybe others do, too,” he said.

Shaw brought it back to Churchill, and within 20 minutes, sold every can of pop.

“From an entrepreneurial perspective, he said, ‘Wait a second, I just paid $5 for a case of pop and got $12 back,’” said his mother, Alyssa Shaw-Letourneau, whose son sold the pop for $1 a can. “From a business perspective, it’s smart.”

Shaw says he’ll abandon his soda sales rather than risk expulsion.

If more people acted defiantly, the busybodies would have a tougher time.