A new pop-up restaurant in Australia has promised great food but rude staff, challenging diners to ‘ask the manager… we challenge you’.
Karen’s Diner is a new dining experience in Sydney, with locations slated to open in Melbourne and Brisbane as well.
The idea is to poke fun at the slang term “Karen”, which often refers to a middle-class woman complaining about something.
People at Karen’s restaurant are all for complaints and they urge customers on their website to “express their anger”.
Their website reads: “Karen’s is an interactive restaurant and an absurdly fun experience.
“At Karen’s, you will be greeted and served by rude waiters who, in turn, expect you to give her full Karen.
“A place you can complain until the cows come home because we literally don’t care.
“Our staff are rude, our manners are nonexistent and we are the perfect place for Karen everywhere to express her anger and dismay towards the world.
“Come on, asks the manager … WE’RE CHALLENGING YOU.”
If you call yourself Karen, you can also expect freebies.
The website continues: “If your name is actually Karen, we’ll provide you with free drinks – bring some ID.”
Aaron Rovuck from the restaurant said Sunrise the restaurant offers “a somewhat theatrical dining experience and lets out some of your pent up emotions and sort of follows the Karens trend”.
Speaking about the idea behind the restaurant, he told the program: “How about letting the audience not worry about their etiquette for a second and let out a pent-up rage and the staff here are happy to let it go. take.
“We want you to truly become the Karen you were meant to be.”
As well as offering guests the chance to vent their anger at the staff, Karen’s also offers a selection of burgers, chicken wings, ice cream, waffles and cocktails.
Their burgers – which include vegetarian and vegan options – have creative names like “Karen’s Got Real Beef”, “The Fiery Karen” and “The” I Wants To See Your Manager “Karen”.
You can also treat yourself to shooters with names like “The music is too loud”, “I waited 10 minutes for a serve” and “You just lost my business”.