Restaurant owner uses negative Yelp reviewer's trolling history against him in massive rant.

Restaurant owner uses negative Yelp reviewer's trolling history against him in massive rant.
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If you've used the internet in 2016, you've probably perused Yelp's reviews and had a little giggle at all the negative nellies out there. These trolls take to Yelp to "review" businesses, often for wildly irrational reasons. One Milwaukee bar owner, Ari Domnitz, has had it with these nonsensical negative reviews. That's why he decided to fight back against one particular troll known online as Anthony C.

Anthony C. left a one-star review for Domnitz's Karma Bar & Grill, saying he's "never been a fan" and "doesn't like it." Fine, could he be more specific? Sure, the food is "basic," whatever that means; the "service sucks," which night bro?; and the drinks are "overpriced." Reading the entire post makes it apparent that this is less a review and more a substitute for the therapist Anthony should be seeing.

So Domnitz took to Yelp and Facebook to review Anthony C.'s reviews. Before he got started on the verbal schooling, he sarcastically (and perfectly) put Yelp into perspective...

There really is nothing better than this fantastic open forum of internet based criticism that allows someone to pop on at will and completely bash a small business owner’s livelihood.

Then Domnitz noticed that our pal Anthony has given 3-star reviews to gas stations and Taco Bell franchises...

[I]s it possible that you are somehow unable to … appreciate food that wasn’t microwaved by someone trying to figure out how they turned Doritos into Taco Shells?

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In response to Anthony C's 3-star review of 7-Eleven...

...the Minimum wage employee who is watching you peruse the vast selection of flavored iced teas and various chemically flavored slushified drinks, just didn’t attack his job with the kind of zeal that makes you feel comfortable with a 4-star review.

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Then came the review of the 2-star review of a local Starbucks...

...Like the modern day Sophie’s Choice… 3 stars… or… 2 stars… honestly, I am so proud of you for being… so…very… brave. How dare they have the audacity to be BUSY! After all, it’s not like they are a publicly traded company with a desire to MAKE MONEY!!

Domnitz's post immediately went viral on Facebook, resulting in passionate Yelpers joining Anthony C.'s shaming train, only increasing the amount of irrational negative reviews against Karma. Yelp has since flagged Karma Bar & Grill with an "Active Cleanup Bar," which means Yelp is monitoring the page for inappropriate reviews.

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So, who wants to meet up for chicken fingers at Karma? Domnitz deserves a huge tip.

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