Restaurant owner getting international attention after blasting woman after bad Yelp review

by: Jeff Dore Updated:

ATLANTA,None - An Atlanta restaurant has become internationally famous for the owner's bad taste when a customer wrote a bad review.

The owner of the barbecue restaurant near Turner Field lashed out with an online response that's bitten back a thousand times.

A little more than a mile away from her house, Stephanie Stuck took her husband to Boners Barbecue.

"Because it's a local business and it's in our neighborhood," Stuck said.

She wasn't thrilled with the place and wrote a review on Yelp!

The owner of Boners lifted her picture and attached it to his response.

"And he went off on me," Stuck said.

"The owner posted a response on social media to other restaurant owners saying "If you see this woman in your restaurant, tell her to go outside and (expletive) herself. Yelp that, (expletive)."

Bloggers and tweeters picked it up and it went viral. Stuck showed Channel 2's Jeff Dore the tweets about it from around the world.

"It's just keeps going and going and it keeps going further than that, just about this," Stuck said showing Dore all the responses she's been getting since posting her review.

It's been on Huffington Post and online lists about the worst use of social media.

"I feel bad for the guy honestly. It's a small business and he's trying really hard. It's his passion," Stuck said.

Just before news time a spokesman for the owner called us, quoting him as saying he used bad judgment and if he could take it back he would. He also apologized on Facebook, but Stuck would have to friend him to see it and so far, she has not.