An Irish restaurant turned to Twitter
for advice after an influencer asked
for special rates and special treatment.
According to the series of tweets, the unnamed
influencer requested to book a table and then asked the
restaurant if they offer special discounts for influencers.
“Is this a thing?” the restaurant —
Dublin’s La Peniche — asked on Twitter.
The restaurant also noted that during these
difficult times, it’s really not plausible to be
giving away tables for virtually nothing.
“We are a small business and in these times we
all need to support each other,” they wrote.
Many Twitter users were
equally taken aback by the request.
“Do these ‘influencers’ know that there’s a pandemic going
on at the moment??” one person asked. “People have lost their
lives, jobs, loved ones and they want a few quid off??? WTH….”.
other users defended the influencer,
noting that exposure on such a large
account could actually drive business.
the eatery explained that though they’d
normally be amenable to the idea of an influencer
rate, it’s just not feasible during the pandemic