Woman Told She Can’t Dine Alone: ‘Next Time Bring A Friend’

Woman Told She Can’t Dine Alone: ‘Next Time Bring A Friend’

This is unacceptable.

Someone tried to defend this by saying that typically in Korean BBQ restaurants (and this occurred in a Korean BBQ restaurant), that they make a lot of food, and it wouldn’t make sense to serve it all to one person.

That is not the fault of the consumer!

There are now more single adults in the United States than married couples, according to some research I’ve seen in the last several years, so it doesn’t make sense to eliminate single adults as a demographic one caters to (hear me on this one, Baptist, Protestant and Evangelical Churches – you guys are just as bad about ignoring people who do NOT fit the “married with children” category).

It’s also unnecessarily mean-spirited, insulting, and cruel.

Why can’t the restaurant just change their portion sizes, and offer a smaller one for singles, and a larger one for two, if this is their hang-up for why they don’t want to serve a lone adult?

(Link): Woman told she can’t dine alone: ‘Next time bring a friend’

by Emily Lefroy
Sept 29, 2022

Dining alone can be a daunting prospect, but one woman’s solo date was ruined after she was told she needs a friend to dine in.

TikTok user Sunshine Chavez posted a video showing a staff member at a Korean barbecue joint in California telling her there is a two-person minimum for eating in the restaurant, pointing to the policy written on their sign-in sheet.

“When the restaurant doesn’t let you dine in because you’re a party of 1,” Chavez captioned the 15-second clip. “And you’re told next time bring a friend. Maybe I’m just hungry and emotional but I definitely cried in my car.”

Chavez admitted in the comments she had to build up the courage to go inside by herself, saying she waited in the car for 15 minutes before going in.

…“Yeah this is actually a thing at most Korean bbq spots unfortunately,” a user [under the woman’s TikTok video/post about the situation] said. “It sucks though.”

According to their website, the restaurant, Bwon Shabu & BBQ, offers all-you-can eat Korean BBQ and shabu, which many pointed out could be why they have the strict two-person minimum.

“It’s Korean bbq… they prepare and give you a lot of sides, meats, sauces, etc. it doesn’t make sense for them to do all of this for one person,” pointed out another.

Other users couldn’t believe there was a policy in place that entailed not allowing people to eat alone.

… “What if you’re a party of 1 but appetite of 2?” questioned another.


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