Sunday, June 24, 2018

Red Hen Your Goose is Cooked

By now you've heard about Sarah Sanders and her experience at The Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, Virginia.

Got to admit it’s a pretty bold move alienating 1/2 your clientele in hopes that you’ll double your sales from the remaining 1/2. My experience is people can only eat so much and they seldom visit the same place twice in a month.

Now the argument is they will be fine after the madness fades. Maybe, but restaurant business isn't like a book store, once you lose a day you can't get it back, it's not like people will come back tomorrow and eat two meals to make up for the days they stayed away.

The fall out over the Sarah Sanders removal was swift, and It didn't take long before the Yelp and Facebook reviews went crazy. At this point with a 2.5 rating it seems the battle is a tie. The bogus reviews are priceless.  

Regulars typically have lower check totals as do locals, a party of eight can be challenging but patrons celebrating a family get together are normally pretty good to the staff. 

I give the place six months. 

After all if we can't dine in peace why go out and worry that you're political views are going to be challenged. If they'd do this to @PressSec they'd spit in your food just for not driving a Prius.

Of Course the Lib Rats have their justifications:

In the defense of The Red Hen:

Stephanie Wilkinson (above left) apparently the co-owner of The Red Hen defended her actions with:

“I’m not a fan of confrontation. I have a business and I want the business to thrive. But this feels like the moment in our democracy when people have to make uncomfortable decisions to uphold their morals.” 

Democrats are upset that SHS tweeted about her experience, never mind that given the same situation of being refused service, Libtards would have already posted a video after refusing to leave until the cops came, and then they’d demand an apology while threatening a boycott and filing a lawsuit anyway. Sanders just said OK and left.

Other Loony Left Talking Points:

Gay Cake

The "Gay a Cake" analogy has little merit, first the Supreme Court ruling was very narrow in scope with extremely limited application. Demanding a special gay wedding cake is far from sitting down and ordering off the menu.

It's Fair We Took a Vote

It was nice that Red Hen co-owner Stephanie Wilkerson huddled her staff together and took a vote. But imagine if every restaurant gathered the staff and took a vote on who they served and who they didn't. 

"OK team we need to vote on table four - its a two top with an annoying hand holding couple and they're clearly not going to run a big tab since they just ordered coffee. So, what do you say all in favor? Opposed? Looks like the "nays" have it. Rocko and Moose would you please remove the guests at table four!"

"OK next up is table 16 . . . ."

It Is Illegal For Sanders To Tweet About it From Her Official Account

The loony left is also upset that Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted her removal from the Red Hen via her official Twitter account. Angry pink hat liberal t winded Wind Chime teased that she threw red meat at the republican base. Since she was asked to leave because she is the "Official" White House Press Secretary as The owner of The Red Hen stated it was because she worked for Donald Trump being removed for her "official capacity" certainly merits tweeting the facts in an official capacity 

Sarah Is Fair Game Since She Has No Morals

It's a job and the liberal nut birds might want to consider that SHS is very good at delivering the president's message. Doesn't mean she agrees with it or that she should shape the message to meet her own agenda. It's a job nothing more should be made of it.

She's Rude To The White House Press

The White House press corps have become rude and unmanageable. All decorum has gone out the window Sanders has a right to be heavy handed with the fake news press. 


Ran a check on the Red Hen at least they are current with the state, sanitation seems to be an issue. 

Don't take my word for it here's what USA Today said:

February 2018 and November 2015. The inspections resulted in zero violations.
However, the Red Hen was hit with two violations in an April 2014 inspection. One cited raw beef stored above cooked ready-to-eat food and thawing meats stored above cookie bars. The other violation cited ready-to-eat container of grits stored in a refrigeration unit without being properly dated.
Both violations were deemed "critical" under the Department of Health's inspection regulations before a 2016 update.
They would be deemed "priority" violations now under the new system, because they could be a direct cause of illness for the restaurant's patrons, said Julie Henderson, Director of Food and General Environmental Services for the state Department of Health.
A  January 2017 inspection found a "priority" violation for having pickles or jams in a sealed container that was not from an approved food processing plant.

Saw a dozen or so tweets about the voice mail message people where hearing while calling the restaurant. 

So I called their number 540-464-4401 just to get an idea how things were going, shockingly the message is vile and rude and really is threatening to throw anyone who is a Trump Supporter out on their butt!

Late yesterday the Historic Downtown Lexington Virginia Group issued this statement:

We do not condone the actions of Stephanie Wilkinson, owner of the Red Hen Restaurant and Director of Main Street Lexington.

The negative impact and nasty backlash towards our little community is downright appalling. 

Please do not condemn our town for one persons actions.  

To The People, Mr. President Trump & Secretary Sarah Sanders we sincerely apologize for the poor behavior and decision of ONE PERSON! 

If you feel the need to express negative comments, please re-direct them to Stephanie Wilkinson directly. Thank You :) 

Lexington's downtown is a thriving collection of shops and restaurants housed in restored buildings with brick sidewalks and old fashioned lantern street lamps that serve the many visitors and tourists that come here all year long. 

Finally the Trumpster tweeted (of course)

Now the crazy stuff:

The address is not really 666 and even though there are reports that Wilkerson's part owner is a convicted sex offender and pedophile it is doubtful that is fact as well.

Cedar's Take:

Stephanie Wilkerson missed a "huge" opportunity, after all she had the most connected woman in America in her house. She could have fixed a fabulous dinner and then used the moment ask for Sander's ear, maybe even ask for a moment of the President's time or at least a direct line of communication.  But that's how the lunacy of the left rolls crazy vile protests demanding crazy things calling people Nazi Terrorists and Racist Idiots.  Doubt they will learn.

Cedar Update:

As of this AM Tuesday June 26, 2018 The Red Hen Yelp rating had dropped to 1.5. Assume the true rating is 4.0 or even 4.5 so the 1.5 rating is a clear sign the Democratic base is dying. In a perfect world a dead heat (Supporters posting 5's and Haters posting 1's) would result in a 3 rating because the lowest rating number is 1 and not zero. At 1.5 it works out to about 3 to 1 in favor of Sarah Huckabee Sanders. 


Anonymous said...

It wouldn't surprise me if the place was burned to the ground before the week is out.

Anonymous said...

Burn it!
Burn it!
Burn it!
God I love the smell of roasting rats, looks like they have a couple of pigs too.
Don't throw rocks if you live in a glass house, dumb-ass!

Here is what's posted on their website
"Active Cleanup Alert
This business recently made waves in the news, which often means that people come to this page to post their views on the news.

While we don’t take a stand one way or the other when it comes to these news events, we do work to remove both positive and negative posts that appear to be motivated more by the news coverage itself than the reviewer’s personal consumer experience with the business.

As a result, your posts to this page may be removed as part of our cleanup process beginning Saturday, June 23, 2018, but you should feel free to post your thoughts about the recent media coverage for this business on Yelp Talk at any time."

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine this ends well for the staff. Do you really what to put "Assistant Manager" at The Red Hen on the next job application?

Anonymous said...

Whatever her idea it was poorly planned or thought out but that's Hillary crowd they are still imploding from the 2016 loss so five months from now they will be jumping off buildings. Check back that first Wednesday in November and tell me how I do.

Anonymous said...

Nothing motivates American's middle class like screaming liberals protesting in the streets, attacking elected officials and just plain rudeness. The GOP can only hope for more crazy pink hats and in your face fanaticals.

Anonymous said...

The lesson here is Trump needs to shut up. Talk policy talk trade talk immigration and let the democrats continue to self-destruct.