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PumpkinAle

(1,210 posts)
Thu May 22, 2014, 11:54 AM May 2014

Restaurant Review Says Waitresses Should “Show More Skin.” You’ll Be Glad The Owner Agrees…

Restaurant Review Says Waitresses Should “Show More Skin.” You’ll Be Glad The Owner Agrees…
May 21, 2014

When a customer of Atomic Grill in Morgantown, West Virginia left a review online suggesting that the female servers “show more skin,” owner Daniel McCawley completely agreed.



You’d think in this day and age such a suggestion would be ignored, but that’s not how they roll at Atomic Grill, apparently. This weekend, show up at the Morgantown eatery for all the skin you can handle.
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Potato skins, that is…

Potato-Skins-from-Atomic-Grill

Over Memorial Day weekend, if you order their loaded potato skins, you will be making a donation to help women. The restaurant is donating 100% of the sales from that appetizer to the West Virginia Foundation for Rape Information and Services.




Says McCawley…

I’m a husband and a father of a 12 year old girl. I have five sisters and it was just offensive. If you have a minute, have some potato skins, try some fresh, local barbecue and give to a good cause. It’s important to us, it should be important to the community.
http://boredboard.com/restaurant-review-show-more-skin/

McCawley - you are awesome!! If you are near the Atomic Grill considering grabbing some skins this weekend!

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Restaurant Review Says Waitresses Should “Show More Skin.” You’ll Be Glad The Owner Agrees… (Original Post) PumpkinAle May 2014 OP
Very cool guy and astute business owner. :-) Thanks for posting this. n/t seaglass May 2014 #1
Thinking, how a great example of one man looking at the women around him as his porn... seabeyond May 2014 #5
Yep. I'm guessing they deleted the reviewer's comments because he was getting confronted seaglass May 2014 #13
Reminds me of the song by Collin Raye "I Think About You..." freshwest May 2014 #15
One of my favorite... AnneD May 2014 #38
I love this man. That simple. it is not us women asking too much of men. I want to call, donate 20 seabeyond May 2014 #2
What a great guy! JNelson6563 May 2014 #3
What a wonderful idea! Louisiana1976 May 2014 #4
Well played sir! nt Guy Whitey Corngood May 2014 #6
Pretty clever marketing Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin May 2014 #7
Bookmarking this so I can find the name of the restaurant in the future. greatlaurel May 2014 #8
Is it bad that my first thought is of Buffalo Bill? N.T. Donald Ian Rankin May 2014 #9
Sometimes people are so great they make me cry. I love this guy!! DesertDiamond May 2014 #10
Me too. Am so very glad there are people like him out there. Whisp May 2014 #27
Well done, sir. sarge43 May 2014 #11
Terrific response! theHandpuppet May 2014 #12
In the 70s our local A&W said they were going to have "topless carhops"... Spitfire of ATJ May 2014 #14
LOL wryter2000 May 2014 #19
A sign of hope Tribalceltic May 2014 #16
Very cool, probably good for business too. IronLionZion May 2014 #17
I like the slice of his potato skins... MrScorpio May 2014 #18
I wish I could stop in and buy some wryter2000 May 2014 #20
Those girls look like fun! Enthusiast May 2014 #21
I just called Mike @ the Atomic Grill(2:45pmEST) irisblue May 2014 #22
Thank you :) PumpkinAle May 2014 #24
Good for. I am gonna starts thread when I get on puter for exactly this. Spread on FB. seabeyond May 2014 #28
Just like when we sent the pizzas to Madison. irisblue May 2014 #35
Clever Turnaround By McCawley ProfessorGAC May 2014 #23
I've eaten there. toddwv May 2014 #25
Lemons to Lemonade.. I love it! Thanks PumpkinAle~ nm Cha May 2014 #26
perfect response to an asshole noiretextatique May 2014 #29
I guess it's not enough to get good food cooked to order and brought to your table. Sheldon Cooper May 2014 #30
Great owner Dorian Gray May 2014 #31
I thought this was such a clever response to a dumb request. Raksha May 2014 #32
Just passed through Mo'Town elleng May 2014 #33
i would love to visit one day and will check this place out JI7 May 2014 #34
When I saw the headline Hissyspit May 2014 #36
K&R Solly Mack May 2014 #37
Outstanding repsonse! CrispyQ May 2014 #39
 

seabeyond

(110,159 posts)
5. Thinking, how a great example of one man looking at the women around him as his porn...
Thu May 22, 2014, 12:17 PM
May 2014

And another man that looks at women around him as people.

seaglass

(8,173 posts)
13. Yep. I'm guessing they deleted the reviewer's comments because he was getting confronted
Thu May 22, 2014, 01:23 PM
May 2014

for being such an ass. Unfortunately you know how these guys are, he'll probably blame it all on the feminists.

Nice to see you sea

freshwest

(53,661 posts)
15. Reminds me of the song by Collin Raye "I Think About You..."
Thu May 22, 2014, 01:53 PM
May 2014

It's about a cop who sees women being hurt on the streets and domestic violence and says they should be treated with respect and caring, remembering that they are, or were, someone's little girl. Because he thinks of his own little girl.

I Think About You ~ Collin Raye

Every time I see a woman on a billboard sign

I think about you

Saying, "Drink this beer and you'll be mine"

I think about you

When an actress on a movie screen
Plays Lolita in some old man's dreams
It doesn't matter who she is

I think about you

When I see a pretty woman walking down the street

I think about you

Men look her up and down like she's some kind of treat

Oh, I think about you

She wouldn't dare talk to a stranger
Always has to be aware of the danger
It doesn't matter who she is

I think about you, eight years old, big blue eyes and a heart of gold

When I look at this world,
I think about you and I can't help but see that every woman used to be
Somebody's little girl, I think about you

Every time I hear people say it's never gonna change

I think about you

Like it's some kind of joke, some kind of game

Girl, I think about you

When I see a woman on the news
Who didn't ask to be abandoned or abused
It doesn't matter who she is

I think about you, eight years old, big blue eyes and a heart of gold

When I look at this world, I think about you and I can't help but see that every woman used to be
Somebody's little girl,

I think about you, eight years old, big blue eyes and a heart of gold

When I look at this world,
I think about you

I think about you

Oh, I think about you

Yeah, I think about you


I believe the owner of the cafe. The world is not all B&W, and some things are worth more than money.

There is a video to this song but some would find it objectionable, or it would be a trigger to some.

Because first, it's a cop scene. Second, the women are shown as victims of abuse from the sex trade or their spouses and friends, with black eyes, bruises and terror in their eyes. Third, it is a country music song.

There is a form of love and respect that does not lead to sexual relations. There are many men who think like this restaurant owner, but they will be dismissed.


AnneD

(15,774 posts)
38. One of my favorite...
Fri May 23, 2014, 10:04 AM
May 2014

Love Collin Raye. An under appreciated singer song writer and a C&W singer I listen too.

 

seabeyond

(110,159 posts)
2. I love this man. That simple. it is not us women asking too much of men. I want to call, donate 20
Thu May 22, 2014, 11:58 AM
May 2014

For the sake of support with no skins.

greatlaurel

(2,004 posts)
8. Bookmarking this so I can find the name of the restaurant in the future.
Thu May 22, 2014, 12:29 PM
May 2014

We will certainly stop at this eatery in the future, when we travel through Morgantown. Mr. McCawley is a stand up guy. He has my admiration for standing up to the ignorant restaurant critic.

 

Whisp

(24,096 posts)
27. Me too. Am so very glad there are people like him out there.
Thu May 22, 2014, 06:03 PM
May 2014

His family and friends should be very proud of him. Here is a guy that stands up to misogynist shit and is not afraid his friends will call him wuss or some nonsense.

Bravo!

sarge43

(28,959 posts)
11. Well done, sir.
Thu May 22, 2014, 01:15 PM
May 2014

Thank you. I wish I lived closer. Love me some potato skins and I'd like to hug a good man.

 

Spitfire of ATJ

(32,723 posts)
14. In the 70s our local A&W said they were going to have "topless carhops"...
Thu May 22, 2014, 01:29 PM
May 2014

The big day came and it was rollerskating guys in wigs.

irisblue

(33,149 posts)
22. I just called Mike @ the Atomic Grill(2:45pmEST)
Thu May 22, 2014, 02:48 PM
May 2014

the phone # is 304-241-1170. I left a donation so they will bring lunch to the WVa Foundation staff some day after 5/27. I told him I read this on Democratic Underground. Anyone else want to sent some potato skins for lunch?

 

seabeyond

(110,159 posts)
28. Good for. I am gonna starts thread when I get on puter for exactly this. Spread on FB.
Thu May 22, 2014, 06:55 PM
May 2014

So he was receptive? I was gonna cr card 20

toddwv

(2,830 posts)
25. I've eaten there.
Thu May 22, 2014, 05:32 PM
May 2014

Everyone in my party liked their meal and they use local ingredient when possible. A bit pricey but worth it for the unique cuisine.

Sheldon Cooper

(3,724 posts)
30. I guess it's not enough to get good food cooked to order and brought to your table.
Thu May 22, 2014, 08:20 PM
May 2014

Apparently this customer also felt entitled to see female skin while he was at it. What an entitled ass.

Excellent response by the owner. Too bad he took the review down, it would be nice to see that asshole get clobbered with his own stupidity ad infinitum.

Raksha

(7,167 posts)
32. I thought this was such a clever response to a dumb request.
Thu May 22, 2014, 09:53 PM
May 2014

I shared it on my Facebook page right after someone posted it.

Hissyspit

(45,788 posts)
36. When I saw the headline
Fri May 23, 2014, 01:38 AM
May 2014

I thought it would say that all the waitresses had shaved their heads and donated to cancer research.

This is just as good, though.

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