Hell's Kitchen responds to ‘too many gay people' Yelp review

Photo credit: Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis
Photo credit: Hell's Kitchen Minneapolis

- Minneapolis brunch favorite Hell’s Kitchen wasted no time in responding to a Yelp review that said the restaurant has “too many gay people.” Minneapolis consistently ranks  among the most LGBT-friendly cities in the nation, and Hell’s Kitchen open its doors every morning “to make every person kind enough to dine with us feel as if it is their home, too.”

In conclusion, the Hell’s Kitchen staff told the reviewer, “While you’re certainly free to post any comment you want about us, we’re equally free to say you cannot enter our home again.”

Facebook post from Hell’s Kitchen

An open letter to ______, who just reviewed us on Yelp with one phrase: "Too many gay people."

We're writing in response to a review you posted on Yelp a few minutes ago. It simply said "too many gay people."

We ask that you not return to Hell's Kitchen again. All of us who work here, whether straight or gay, view Hell's Kitchen as our home; we open our doors each morning and do our best to make every person kind enough to dine with us feel as if it is their home, too. We do our best to make every guest feel welcome, we do our best to create an environment that gives them a chance to enjoy the company of their friends, we do our best to create an environment that is blind to any form of prejudice and we do our best to create an environment that is safe. These aren’t “business goals”….they’re just naturally in the DNA of every one of the 166 members of our Hell's Kitchen family.

While you’re certainly free to post any comment you want about us, we’re equally free to say you cannot enter our home again.

Sincerely,
Cyn, Pat and the staff at Hell's Kitchen

EDITOR'S NOTE: A family member says the Yelp user has retracted his comment and has learned the error of his ways.

 


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