There are five strict house rules at Karen's Diner which might surprise you, given the 100 percent chance of 'rude' staff and a highly uncomfortable dining experience.
You wouldn't expect somewhere like Karen's Diner to have any rules, given the poor service and extremely offensive experience you are guaranteed as soon as you step through the doors of the restaurant.
However, 'in order to maintain a shred of sanity', the restaurant has laid out some basic rules, which if broken, result in customers being asked to pay and leave the venue immediately.
In order for 'both staff and customers to feel as safe as possible,' visitors must abide by five rules.
The rules state: "No racist, sexist, homophobic or ableist comments or slurs will be tolerated.
"No body shaming. No sexual harassment.
"Any damage of vandalism of the venue will lead to instant removal from the venue. (Charges may also apply)
"Keep your food and drink on your tables, don't throw them, it's not fun."
The company clarified that even though it's a 'Karen's Diner,' 'OHS [occupational health] rules still apply' because it's a 'functioning restaurant'.
"Do not interfere with hospitality processes," it also warns.
However, in typical Karen Diner fashion, it concludes: "Just sit down, shut up, eat your food and bring on the banter."
But as of late, the diner has received backlash against its 'house rules', with one calling it out for its rule against sexism.
They said: "Karen’s Diner 'Where you can complain until the cows come home because we literally don’t care'. It's 'no sexism' house rule belied by basing the entire concept on a middle aged woman stereotype.
"Contemporary code of conduct culture eats itself, with cows on the plate. Literally."
Another accused the diner of breaking its own rules, saying: "And the fact that Karen’s diner have rules where they can’t insult someone’s body yet the staff repeatedly break them is disgusting.
"I have seen people say that they’ve made weight comments and that’s just f*****g awful. Not only is it just straight up bullying but it is so triggering for people who deal with weight issues. I find this place absolutely disgusting and I will never visit there," they said.
Triggering for people who deal with weight issues. I find this place absolutely disgusting and I will never visit there.— Liv Laugh Love (@livlaughlove_05) September 25, 2022
I honestly don’t understand the hype around Karen’s diner…the more tiktoks I watch the less I think the staff have guidelines on what they can and can’t say to customers …idk maybe I’m just soft.— iknowurlyyyin (@avirgodrw) September 25, 2022
Indeed, the restaurant was recently forced to apologise after one of its employees called a customer a 'paedo' and his daughter an 'OnlyFans tart'.
The family were so offended by the 'vulgar' comments that they eventually just got up and left.
Another family were kicked out of one of the establishments located Melbourne that same month and police ended up coming to the scene.
A spokesperson for the restaurant claimed rules had been 'breached' by the customers, however, no criminal offences were reported by either the diner or the family.
LADbible has contacted Karen's Diner for comment.
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