New Philly Steakhouse has $100 minimum, sparking online reviews


Well, I know which restaurant in Philadelphia I won’t be frequenting anytime soon. A new steakhouse has just opened on Broad and Spruce streets and is drawing a lot of criticism due to its outrageous payment demands. Steak 48 requires a minimum of $100 in food and beverages per person. Let me clarify this for you. The total for the whole party meal must not be at least $100, each individual guest must order at least $100 worth of food and beverages in order to dine at the restaurant. And no, taxes and tip don’t count.

A tweet has gone viral about a sign posted outside Steak 48 that spells out pricing rules and requirements. Many of the reviews are filled with people criticizing the restaurant for not appreciating customers doing business with them. Others think the rule is ridiculously hilarious.

According to CBS PhiladelphiaSteak 48 has responded to all criticism online and says their policy was put in place to help restaurant workers bounce back after being out of work during the pandemic.

In a statement, Steak 48 wrote in part, “Like many restaurants in our industry, we had to update our policies, such as the $100 per person minimum in an effort to support our staff and restaurant operations. , and to provide the ability to succeed as a steakhouse designed for the full seated experience…”

Many people even said that the restaurant targeted black customers. Reverend Marshall Mitchell of Salem Baptist Church in Abington said: “This is an old American recipe that is often cooked in a different way than what we have seen before.”

Despite the reviews, apparently the place is always crowded. However, I can get a nice juicy steak from Texas Roadhouse and be just fine. Steak 48 can keep his steak.

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