Milwaukee Restaurant Gets Ripped By Bucks Fans For Not Seating Giannis Antetokounmpo After Game 4 (TWEETS)
When going into a business for yourself, a few things can make or break you as you try to make a profit. For one restaurant, they might’ve just broke themselves by completely shunning a basketball star who walked into their establishment.
On Sunday, Giannis Antetokounmpo gave Milwaukee Bucks fans something to cheer about after his last second tip in evened the series with the Boston Celtics at 2-2.
GIANNIS TIPS IT IN FOR THE LEAD pic.twitter.com/UFLj3A0Btg
— gifdsports (@gifdsports) April 22, 2018
Following the game, Giannis was starving, so he and his girlfriend went out for a bite to eat at The Bel-Air Cantina. He didn’t stay long, because no employee seemed to notice or tend to him, so he left to spend his money elsewhere.
At @BelAirCantina on water street and just watched @Giannis_An34 wait for a table for 10 minutes and no one helped him so he left… Dude just won Milwaukee a playoff game! Get him some service pic.twitter.com/hcjsJfThiA
— Morgan (@MoSokanhe) April 22, 2018
The restaurant soon offered an apology:
We are very sorry we weren’t able to seat Giannis Antetokounmpo in as timely of a manner as we would have hoped. The Milwaukee Bucks big win, thanks to his tip in and the team’s great play, combined with today’s… https://t.co/DTUaBH7hwY
— BelAir Cantina (@BelAirCantina) April 23, 2018
It was too late, Bucks fans were pissed off and they let them know about it on social media:
You could have avoided this by telling him right away how long the wait would be. It’s what any well-run restaurant does for all customers waiting. Based on reports from customers, tables were open but he and his party were ignored.
— The real Pete Normal (@Bob_deegar) April 23, 2018
Never eating here again! What a huge mistake!
— Lola Jones (@lolafrench8700) April 23, 2018
I’m at your location every Tuesday in Tosa with co-workers for lunch…sometimes Thursday….I’m having difficulty continuing my relationship with you all behind this.
— Terriquitecontrary (@Shilandriat8) April 23, 2018
AND with a purchase of something else. What a lousy offer. The people who manage them are MORONS! BTW, going forward, my business goes elsewhere!
— Go Pack (@GoPack1265) April 23, 2018
Plenty of terrific Mex restaurants in SE Wisc. Their offer is C.R.A.P. They want to improve their PR by telling people that they need to spend money there to get a lousy free taco. “We disrespect our customers. To apologize, stop in spend money, we’ll comp you a taco.” #WEAK
— Go Pack (@GoPack1265) April 23, 2018
— Mackaaa Widdaaa (@mhwiddaaa) April 23, 2018
Yikes. Should have gotten special treatment all he does for Milwaukee. #disappointing
— Logan Thorp, SPT (@LogiThorp) April 23, 2018
When Giannis is wearing a LAKERS jersey in a couple of years we’ll know why. I bet he can get a table in Los Angeles… Smh
— Insider Info (@insiderinfoca) April 23, 2018
Overrated, over priced, terrible service. Everyone should take their business elsewhere. There are so many good options in the SE area. If you’re downtown go to Botanas. If you’re in Brookfield got to Jose’s Blue Sombrero. If you’re in Tosa go to Hectors.
— elliot alderson🔥 (@ea_sports_00) April 23, 2018
Never eating there again. Can’t believe this place
— Patrick Owens (@PatOwensWisco) April 23, 2018
I hope Giannis doesn’t go to BelAirCantina again and goes to some other place that serves and respect people no matter who they are. I hope he’s doesn’t eat there no more, cuz I wouldn’t either I’m with Gianni’s on this one..
— William chao (@Williamchao18) April 23, 2018
You should be horrified that a superstar in your hometown was refused service. Too little too late.
— Melissa (@SportsVix) April 23, 2018
No excuse for poor service! No need to backtrack now. Never been to a restaurant that couldn’t tell a patron how long the wait would be. 😤
— Steph K (@lilmizzcbw) April 23, 2018
Wonder why he was ignored? To tall or to black. When is our society going to learn that people are people and come in all colors and sizes. This makes me sick. 🇺🇸
— Ryan (@thedoc1956) April 23, 2018
H/T – Bro Bible