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Instagram influencers try to bring in free food… but get SAVAGE replies from restaurant owners instead

A free dinner must be exciting for some, with many influencers often showing off their free meals on Instagram.

But a depressed restaurant owner sent a scathing response to an Instagram influencer who tried her luck to bring a free dinner at his restaurant in exchange for the favor. public on social media.

An Instagram influencer who asked a restaurant to do a 'collaboration' received a harsh response instead

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An Instagram influencer who asked a restaurant to do a ‘collaboration’ received a harsh response insteadCredit: Getty

Food blogger Elle Groves, who runs the Instagram page @twoteaspoons, along with friend Annie Knight, went to an unnamed restaurant to ‘collaborate’ and ask to ‘taste’ his meals.

Elle asked: “We wanted to come in for a bite to eat in exchange for some stories on our personal account, a post and story on our food page account.”

The messages were then shared by a restaurant critic John Lethlean, along with an angry reaction from the restaurant owner.

It’s safe to say the owner wasn’t happy and told the influencer that her messages ‘triggered’ him after Covid forced him to get another job on his days off to make sure. that his employees get paid.

The owner said: “Hey, Elle sorry for the delay… I struggled with how much rage to show/throw in your direction.

“I have decided to take the high road and explain a few things to you in the hope that you will learn something and become a better person.

“Reaching blind people to a place where you know nothing about finding free stuff is enough to do in the best of times.

“But it’s even worse when Covid is still a huge thing, affecting small businesses like us for two years now.

“Many hospitality businesses are still trying to escape the severe losses and stress of the past two years, and we are certainly one of them.”

The influencer submitted a request to 'collaborate' with the restaurant

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The influencer submitted a request to ‘collaborate’ with the restaurantCredit: Instasgram / @johnlethlean
The restaurant owner was completely shocked by this request and sent back a savage response

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The restaurant owner was completely shocked by this request and sent back a savage responseCredit: Instasgram / @johnlethlean
The owner emphasizes the conditions that the hotel industry has been experiencing recently

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The owner emphasizes the conditions that the hotel industry has been experiencing recentlyCredit: Instasgram / @johnlethlean

The response has been widely discussed on social media, with many applauding the owner for his honest response.

One said: “A very polite and on-point response.”

Another added: “A great, well thought out response.”

A third commented: “What a good response. Words that can be said about a knee industry. Kudo to whoever writes this down. “

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Influencers, Ms. Groves and Ms. Knight, told Daily Mail Australia the page’s purpose is to create awareness for cafes and small businesses by promoting them to their combined 10,000 followers.

They said: “We never asked companies to give free food, it always left the door open to them what they wanted to offer.

“We have eaten at 99% of the restaurants on our site that pay full price.

“We just wanted to offer this professional exchange based on the great feedback we have received from companies that have reached out to us.

“We always focus on the restaurant and have a great passion for food and the experiences that restaurants bring.”

The owner went completely crazy with the request and many social media users responded with praise for the answer.

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The owner went completely crazy with the request and many social media users responded with praise for the answer.Credit: Getty

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Dais Johnston

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