Claim: A U.S. serviceman in uniform was refused service at the Posh Bagel in Davis, California.
Examples: [Collected via Yelp, November 2013]
Origins: The rise in appreciation of the military in recent years has served to speed along a number of "outrage"
While such tales of wrongs done to those who guard our freedoms do stir the blood, virtually all such "shunned serviceman" reports we have encountered have proved to be either completely fabricated or highly distorted versions of real events — typically hearsay reported about immigrant-owned businesses by third parties who admittedly didn't witness the purported events they described — hence our rating (in the absence of any substantive information beyond an unsubstantiated online review) of the latest entry in this genre as also "false."
According to a (since-removed) review posted on the Yelp business review web site by a woman named
"An un-uniformed husband and wife came into our business and asked if we offer a military discount," explained the distraught owner, "My employee said, no, I am sorry we do not offer discounts; they purchased their food and left without any issue."
Pran says she appreciates those who serve, and would never refuse service to someone in or out of any uniform, stating, "I run a business, that would make no sense."
"I reviewed our surveillance footage to confirm, there was not a single uniformed customer in our shop all weekend," she said, repeating that she simply doesn't understand why someone would try to destroy their image.
I've rented office space above this joint for 8 years. They're open to everyone and are extremely customer friendly. I spoke to the owner about this today (he has a sign on the door explaining the accusation) and they're devastated about all of this and not sure what to do. He's inviting the myriad of psyhco callers to come view the surveillance tape for everyone to see that it's a lie.
If you know this person who reviewed falsely, please contact management right away. They would like to get to the bottom of this story. This type of thing is highly damaging to a small business.
PLEASE READ THIS!!!! Posh Bagel would NEVER refuse service to anyone for being in the military. This a terrible misunderstanding and an absolute travesty. I have worked next door to Posh Bagel for
We are a military family and we have never being denied service here. On the contrary the staff is very friendly and caring people Their bagels are fantastic especially the jalapeno cream cheese spread.
People before posting something that can hurt anybody please make sure that this is true. We are stationed at TAFB and we come here weekly to buy bagels. I dont know how this guy can get away with this comments and then the others are following him... please. Have anybody heard about human kindness? Obviously this person is trying to hurt this business.
I work next door to the Posh Bagel in downtown Davis and have been here for over
The folks running the restaurant and their employees are good, decent people. They deal with many folks, including many homeless folks who occasionally eat and hang out there. This reported incident is false and is libelous.
I'd like to respond to the accusation that the employees of the downtown Davis Posh Bagels discriminate against people in military uniform. I didn't observe the event of 11/17. However, I have been in their downtown Davis business on multiple occasions when people in uniform were being served. In fact, two weeks ago I stood behind a man in full Army uniform, who had placed (and was receiving) a large sandwich order. He and I briefly conversed. I observed his interaction with the staff person, which was cordial — just like my own interaction with the employee. In the many years of doing business with Posh Bagels I have seen people of all colors, ages, and occupations and, as I say, people in military uniform. I feel pretty confident saying that the business has no policy against serving military personnel or any bias against them.
Last updated: 19 November 2013
Hickman, Lindsey. "Yelp Accusations Cause a Nightmare for Davis Bagel Shop Owner." [Mill Valley] Patch. 18 November 2013. Phan, Suzanne. "Davis Bagel Shop Says It Was Unfairly Targeted by Online Review." KXTV [Sacramento]. 19 November 2013.