Restaurant Boots Woman Over 'Twerp' Tweet

Comment about bartender prompts owner to send her packing
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 18, 2011 4:21 PM CDT
Allison Matsu Booted from Restaurant for 'Twerp' Tweet
A screen grab of the customer's Twitter feed.   (Twitter)

(Newser) – Watch what you tweet: A diner was kicked out of a Houston restaurant for calling the bartender a “twerp” on her Twitter feed, the establishment’s owner tells KPRC Houston. When a manager with the night off saw the comment, he called the restaurant and asked the woman to leave. “Any business is allowed to set the tone of their establishment,” says the owner. “If you go to someone's house and start calling them names, I wouldn't really expect to stay too much longer after that."

For her part, Allison Matsu tweeted: “Left Down House in tears after the GM called up and asked the bartender to hand me the phone. He proceeded to curse at me and ask me to leave.” Now, Twitter is all a-twitter about the incident. “I think Down House owes Allison Hiromi a big apology. Welcome to a PR nightmare,” noted one user. But a PR expert says the discussion will put the restaurant on the map. See HoustonPress for more. (Read more Twitter stories.)

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