Blaze steak & seafood, Atlanta restaurant owned by Real Housewives of Atlanta stars Kandi Burruss and Todd Tucker got into some hot water recently, when a customer’s passionate tirade against the establishment went viral. Radar Online reports that Blaze made the grave error on Sunday, of charging Georgia attorney Ryan Williams, $4 for 2 rocks of ice. Yes, that’s right, $4 for ice. Thankfully, in today’s world of social media and customer reviews, we have the power to advocate for… free ice!
Ryan came with receipts posting a picture of his, showing $30 for 2 hennesys, $15 for a cheeseburger meal, $8 for a red bull and $4 for rocks. With a 18% gratuity added by the restaurant and tax, the meal came to $72.58.
Ryan’s caption explained this was his second time trying out Blaze Steak and Seafood. “The first time I was overcharged for cheese and margarita ice,” he continued, “I am very upset that I had to pay $4 for ice for my mixed henn and coke drink and another $8 for a Red Bull. I pride myself on eating at black owned restaurants. In fact, I budget $300 a month toward this and often over spend. But ya’ll have lost your rabbit a– minds with this over charging. FIX THIS GHETTO A– S—T”
Fix it Kandi did, with her team reaching out to Ryan quick to discuss the matter. Ryan posted a following up to his Instagram Monday, “I just had a great conversation with Kandi’s team and all of the issues of pricing and transparency were addressed.” According to Ryan, no need to worry about being charged per ‘rock’, the next time you visit Blaze Steak & Seafood, “I was told there will no longer be an upcharge for those line items and those line items have in fact been fully removed from the POS system.”
“My intention was never to cancel or boycott the restaurant but instead make sure that the issue was correct,” he explained, “I know how much power I have and how much power people collectively have and I am happy that Blaze has decided to make things right.”
Ryan expressed his avid support for black owned businesses, stating, “As an entrepreneur that owned one of the first black owned gas stations in Gwinnett and the owner of a law firm, I want nothing less than to see other African Americans thrive in business.”
This isn’t the first hiccup Blaze has had to contend with in the last year. In May, several health code violations resulted in a poor score, forcing the restaurant to close for three days while changes were made.
If you’re thinking about checking out Kandi’s second Atlanta restaurant Old Lady Gang, it isn’t the epitome of hygiene either, scoring a C in July. The Georgia department of Public Health was unsatisfied with the first inspection, and noted not much had changed after giving them a second chance July 14th. The department reported that management was not taking adequate measures to “prevent illness by having repeated risk factors and good retail practice violations.” Yikes.
Knowing how Kandi operates we are betting and hoping for a higher score next inspection, because, I mean, have you seen the OLG and Blaze menu? Chef’s kiss.
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TELL US-DO YOU THINK KANDI IS IN OVER HER HEAD WITH HER RESTAURANT EMPIRE? WOULD YOU EAT AT BLAZE STEAK & SEAGOOD OR OLD LADY GANG? ARE YOU EXCITED FOR REAL HOUESWIVES OF ATLANTA TO COME BACK?
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