The Red Hen grill in Lexington, Va., substantially wishes White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders hadn’t stopped in for dinner. All a other — eccentric — Red Hen restaurants would be good with that, too.
The cheese house had arrived though her entrée had not when Sanders was asked to get adult from her list in Lexington, Va., and, kindly, leave.
Sanders tweeted as most over a weekend, observant she was given a foot “because we work for @POTUS,” referring to President Trump. The owners of a grill — that is good past Charlottesville and about 190 miles from a White House — told The Post that to defend her business’s standards of probity and compassion, Sanders had to go.
But for Twitter users, indignant callers and Yelp reviewers, embankment be damned. Any grill temperament a name “Red Hen” with some kind of bird conformation for a trademark was lumped in with a one that showed Sanders a door.
Let’s start a small closer to a White House, with a Red Hen in a Bloomingdale area of Washington. It’s a desirable small upscale area restaurant. Same name. Also has a trademark of a hen. Did not horde a White House press secretary.
It attempted to make that clear: On Saturday, that Red Hen tweeted that Sanders “went to a eccentric [Red Hen in Lexington] final night, not to a DC-based restaurant.”
That twitter perceived 4,400 replies from nonbelievers and supporters alike. To speak a naysayers down, a Red Hen responded to Twitter threads with a definition of “unaffiliated,” sarcastic gifs and a reminder that businesses in a District of Columbia are taboo from cultured opposite people based on domestic views since they are in a sovereign district.
Behold, a sampling:
Then, Yelp. One user asked either a Red Hen in D.C. sells booze by a glass. Another wanted to know: “Is this grill associated to a one in Lexington that denied use to Sarah Sanders? If so will stop by.”
One reviewer wrote, “Hey, flame temperament internet mob, THIS IS NOT THAT RED HEN. Y’all out of towners need a doctrine in simple geography.”
Another took a some-more tactful approach: “Why not stop by anyway and uncover your support for this investiture that is being mistaken for a one in VA.”
Alas, a owners competence have welcomed a support. Instead a place was not usually pulled into a amicable media charge though also — in a not so pointed criticism — egged.
Turns out Red Hen restaurants are popping adult all over. To a north, another Red Hen grill in Swedesboro, N.J., was lambasted for denying use to someone who never ate there.
According to NJ.com, indignant phone calls and Facebook posts poured in on Saturday morning as a staff was removing prepared for a private event. In a Facebook post that day, a Red Hen in Swedesboro wrote that it is an independent, family-owned business that happens to share a same name as a one in Virginia.
“Kindly check your contribution before we erroneously denounce an trusting business on Facebook,” a post reads.
Elizabeth Pope, a restaurant’s handling manager, told NJ.com that a restaurant’s rating forsaken from “4.8 stars to three-point-something.” Some callers lobbied aroused threats, including, “I wish someone browns it down.” The grill perceived some-more than 100 calls over 6 hours on Saturday afternoon.
Next up: a Red Hen grill in Old Saybrook, Conn. Like Virginia, Connecticut was one of a strange 13 colonies. But it is opposite from Virginia.
Now, before visitors can entrance that Red Hen’s website, a summary pops adult observant a eatery has “absolutely no connection with any other Red Hen grill anywhere else.”
Especially that one.
Shelley Deproto, a owners of a Old Saybrook restaurant, told TheDay.com that 50 phone messages came in by noon on Saturday, including this meaningful warning: “we’re going to get you.” Calls streamed in from opposite a nation on Saturday once each minute, and continued into Sunday.
The restaurant’s Yelp rating forsaken from a 4.5 (of 5) before Friday night to a 2, Deproto told The Day. Some people placed feign take-out orders and pronounced a grill baked aged meat.
“This is a livelihood,” Deproto told The Day. “People here count on this restaurant.”
On Monday morning, President Trump weighed in, observant a Red Hen should “focus some-more on cleaning a dirty canopies, doors and windows (badly needs a paint job).”
He did not mention that Red Hen.