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Restaurant's Passive-Aggressive Sign Blames MSG-Hating Customers for Closure

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"We are closed because of you (customers)," is one of the very excellent grievances a San Francisco chef wrote on a sign outside his restaurant.

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One San Francisco chef bit back at entitled customers last night, temporarily closing the restaurant with a very-public airing of grievances. Eater SF reports the owner of SO Chinese restaurant closed up shop early by leaving a two-page sign in the window that blamed overly picky customers for the walkout: "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 shit about gluten free."

An employee says the chef/owner was pushed to his limit after two successive incidents with unpleasant customers, including one group who refused to pay their bill after deeming the food "too spicy." The passive-aggressive method for temporarily shuttering is a sign of the times: Earlier this month, a group of Chipotle employees walked off the job by posting a public sign accusing the company of fostering "borderline sweatshop conditions." SO restaurant, meanwhile, will reopen for business today, serving its MSG, gluten-laden dishes, no shits given.

· Frustrated SO Owner Skewers Picky, MSG-Hating Customers via Window Sign [Eater SF]
· All Rants Coverage on Eater [-E-]

SO Restaurant

1010 Bryant St, San Francisco, CA 94103