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Old 05-18-2014, 04:55 PM
Location: Upstairs closet
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I leave them all the time and I use them all the time, too.

A local restaurant got on the wrong side of the LBGT juggernaught so a lot of very hostle false reviews were submitted in retaliation, but other than that sort of digital thuggery I have been very satisfied relying on those that review.

Old 05-18-2014, 05:03 PM
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Originally Posted by blueherons View Post
Agreed. You cannot get the flu from a restaurant. You can only get it from another human.

The gestation period for food poisoning is usually 36 hours and you would have been in the hospital at which point the Center For Disease Control is notified in case of an outbreak.

My family has been in the restaurant business for four generations and my husband is a restaurateur.

In this day and age, food poisoning is extremely rare.

Not true.

22 sickened with stomach virus after eating at Vancouver restaur - KPTV - FOX 12
Old 05-18-2014, 05:47 PM
Location: Smithville, TX
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Originally Posted by TabulaRasa View Post
I've been a Yelp Elite poster for about five years or so. The vast majority of my reviews are positive ones, and my few negative ones are constructive, versus just a complaint-fest.

Yelp stock falls as FTC says it
Old 05-18-2014, 06:29 PM
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Yelp lost $55 million? That's crazy.
Old 05-18-2014, 06:43 PM
Location: Central Texas
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Note that it appears that in order to avoid that scenario, you would have to never ever ever leave your house because it could happen anywhere (and is not the fault of the restaurant). From the article:

"Public health officials did not find the source of the illness during a restaurant inspection. No employees or relatives of employees have reported GI illness in the past seven days.They are considering a scenario in which a customer brought the virus into the restaurant.
"It's unlikely we'll ever be able to say this was the source of the outbreak," said Marni Storey, deputy director of Clark County Public Health. "It could have been anybody."

In other words, they didn't get the illness from the restaurant but from a patron of the restaurant that you might have run into at a convenience store, church, or even at work.
Old 05-18-2014, 08:42 PM
Location: North Texas
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Yup, I do. I try to be as honest and fair as I can, especially if I'm leaving a terrible review.
Old 05-18-2014, 10:05 PM
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Again, the article states that they didn't get it from the restaurant but a patron. You should read the article.
Old 05-18-2014, 10:09 PM
Location: Middle America
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Originally Posted by Rust Never Sleeps View Post
And this matters to me why? I'm not an employee.
Old 05-18-2014, 10:11 PM
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Originally Posted by ramkobe View Post
I left a bad review after getting stomach flu at a restaurant.
I give reviews for both good and bad..and medium experiences. Hubby and I like going to new places because we've just moved to a new location.....I relay on real person reviews to figure out where to try next....so I am going to share my experiences - good and bad.
Old 05-18-2014, 10:16 PM
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I tend to review hotels more than restaurants, but I have offered some reviews of restaurants. I also try to put some good with bad as appropriate, but also try to give specifics if criticizing to stay away from just bad-mouthing for its own sake or badmouthing because I didn't get a free dessert I wasn't entitled.
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