A Philadelphia steakhouse has sparked outrage after putting up a sign saying that guests must spend at least $ 100 if they want to dine at the upscale eatery.
Part of a family-run chain, the Steak 48 restaurant on Broad St and Spruce was slammed for imposing food and drink minimums, which didn’t even include tax or a tip.
The eatery sign, shared on Twitter by a Philadelphia podcast, stated that the minimum spend was put in place to ensure guests enjoy the ‘total experience of food, service and atmosphere.’
Meanwhile, social media users were also slapping on the strict dress code imposed by the luxury chain, which also has locations in Chicago, Houston and Charlotte.
A Steak 48 restaurant (pictured) on Broad St. and Spruce, which is part of a family-run chain, has been slammed for imposing a $ 100 minimum on food and drink
The restaurant’s sign (above), which was shared on Twitter, stated that the minimum spend was put in place to ensure diners enjoy the ‘total experience of food, service and atmosphere’
The classy venue is known as a popular place for people to take Instagram photos, and some Twitter users claim the restaurant tried to deter such behavior.
The sign and statement on Steak 48’s website read, “ There is a $ 100 per person minimum of food and drink for each person at your table to ensure that every guest can enjoy the total food, service experience. and atmosphere.
This does not include tax or gratuity. We look forward to welcoming you. ‘
Steak 48’s menu offers a variety of deluxe main dishes, including a 22 oz ribeye steak for $ 68, sea bass that costs $ 53, and a 12 oz steak fillet with an egg for $ 65.
To get a side dish in addition to their main course at the upscale restaurant, customers have to spend anything from $ 9 for whipped potatoes to $ 23 for double-baked truffle potatoes.
But customers will no longer be able to go and just drink a specialty cocktail, which people often enjoy while snapping photos for their Instagram, as they only cost about $ 18, while their sweet treats cost between $ 11 and $ 18.
Hordes of Twitter users were outraged by the new spending restrictions, with memes mocking the restaurant’s policies quickly circulating on social media.
One person wrote: ‘Steak 48 trash. All I want is drinks and desserts, they can keep everything else lol ‘
The classy venue is known as a popular place for people to take Instagram photos, and some Twitter users claim the restaurant tried to deter such behavior
Twitter users were outraged by the spending restrictions, with memes mocking the restaurant’s policies quickly circulating on social media (pictured)
Another fumed: ‘Steak 48 said no more brackish people can eat in their restaurant unless you spend at least a hundred’
One person hit those who go to the eatery to take pictures and tweeted, “All of you who went to Steak 48 to take pictures for the plate and leave, how are you all feeling?”
A third said, “F ** k Steak 48. Not even worth the 100.” I had better with a mom and dad. ‘
And a fourth wrote, ‘Okay, so the minimal costs were already wild, but this dress code too ?? Steak 48 is tripping. I’m late, all forgive me. ‘
While another fumed: ‘They said no more brokies # Steak48 no more appetizer dates and step photos’
But other customers claimed they didn’t understand how people spent less than $ 100 on Steak 48, saying they had no control over minimum spend.
One person wrote, ‘I don’t understand how people went into steak 48 and spend less than $ 100 … like you order 2 things and you spend at least $ 200’
A second insisted, ‘Yes. If you go to Steak 48 you usually spend a lot more than $ 100 per person. If you take a table and order just $ 50 worth of food, you’re hurting their bottom line. Do not you like it? Don’t eat there. ‘
After Twitter users were shocked by the $ 100 minimum spend, people also began to criticize the Philadelphia luxury restaurant’s strict dress code, which bans a long list of clothes.
After the $ 100 minimum spend shocked Twitter users, people also began to criticize the Philadelphia luxury restaurant’s strict dress code, which bans a long list of clothes
The ‘business casual dress code’ prohibits items of clothing, including sportswear, men’s tank tops and sleeveless shirts, frayed or ripped clothes and hats for men.
Customers are also not allowed in the restaurant if they are wearing ‘overly revealing’ clothing or if their ‘undergarments are exposed’, while clothing that emits ‘offensive odors’, including cologne and tobacco, is also prohibited.
One Twitter user quipped, ‘Hmm. I could go to Steak 48 or I could go to some upscale steakhouses in Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, or Charlotte that don’t have a $ 100 per person minimum and a weird complicated dress code. This is a tough decision. ‘
Another argued, “I think a better strategy for Steak 48 would have been to introduce a ‘dressy’ dress code with an all-encompassing list of items of clothing rather than an exclusive list.”
And a third wrote, “I don’t mind the $ 100 minimum spending limit on steak 48, but honey, they’re tripping with the new dress code.”
A post on Steak 48’s website confirmed the minimum spend and strict dress code that also applied to the Chicago eatery, when the Charlotte chain seemed to have the dress code, but not the $ 100 minimum.
A Steak 48 spokesperson said: “We will continue to maintain the same standard business casual attire policy for dinner in all of our gourmet accommodations to ensure the best experience for all of our guests.
Like many restaurants in our industry, we have had to adjust our policies such as the $ 100 per person minimum to support our staff and restaurant operations, and to provide the opportunity to be successful as a steakhouse that is fully is designed. sit-down experience.
“Our standard tip of at least 18 percent also ensures that our staff is supported, especially as our community continues to revive after a challenging year.”