Restaurant Owner Noah Ellis Calls Out No-Show Reservations on Twitter


An owner of a popular restaurant in Beverly Hills lashed out on no-show reservations on Twitter Saturday night after a number of them did not show up during the busy dinner shift.

Noah Ellis, owner of Red Medicine, said no-shows happen all of the time, but he must have had enough on the night he listed several of their names on Twitter.

The restaurant is named one of the top fifty restaurants in the U.S. by Opinionated About Dining blog, and serves up Vietnamese fusion food.

On Saturday night, he called out the people who did not show up for their reservations.

"Hi Kyle Anderson (323), I hope you enjoyed your go's bday and the flowers that you didn't bring when you no-showed for your 815 res. Thanks," the first tweet said.

"Also, big thanks to Carlos MacManus, Colin Rolfs, Allison Joyce, Sam Java, Daniella Brown, and Matt Lopez for no-showing btw 730p-930p."

"All the nice guests who wonder why restaurants overbook and they sometimes have to wait for their res should thanks people like those below," the next tweet read.

When Eater LA contacted Ellis for comment, he had no regrets about posting the names.

"Invariably, the a** h*les who decide to no-show or cancel 20 minutes before their reservation (because one of their friends made a reservation somewhere else) ruin restaurants (as a whole) for the people who make a reservation and do their best to honor it," he said.

"Either restaurants are forced to overbook and make the guests (that actually showed up) wait, or they do what we do, turn away guests for some prime-time slots because they're booked, and then have empty seats."

Ellis said he has tried to think of other ways to prevent no-shows, like taking credit card numbers or using a ticketing system, but all have failed to solve it.

He is not sure if he will continue naming no-shows on Twitter.

Sources: Daily Mail, LA Eater


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