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Tuesday, January 05, 2010

A reason to stay away from Santorini Taverna in Eden Prairie

...and it has nothing to do with their food.

I don't know how many of my readers search for Mediterranean food in the Eden Prairie area, so this post may be somewhat pointless. I've never eaten there and definitely won't now.

They are refusing to pay one of their service providers and I don't know about you, but I can't support an establishment that won't pay its service providers.

For all I know the food may be great, but ignoring your bills is just not okay.

That is all.


Blogger Joey declared,

My wife noted that I'm light on details. Sorry, this post wasn't really meant to be a tell-all, just a quick FYI. Based on the relationship I have with the service provider, I probably shouldn't give details regarding who they are. I occasionally work with them independently so it's just better left unsaid. Not out to witch hunt them, just venting a few thoughts based on an email I got that had some information that ticked me off.

1/05/2010 9:48 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous declared,

My mother worked for a couple companies that sold food to restaurants for over 20 years and another that did refridgeration. In her experience, most restaurants flake on payments for a lot of things. Many, many times going into collections.

1/05/2010 9:56 PM  
Blogger Mitch declared,

Part of the issue is that restaurants usually survive on small margins. I had extended family that ran a restaurant and they were barely getting by. We tend to think, "I can make that meal $10 for $5, so they are making at least $5 profit." But then you have to take the overhead into consideration. Chefs, waiters, hostesses, building rent, electricity, etc. People in the restaurant business often do it because they like food, not because of the profit margin. I'm not trying to say that they are excused from paying their bills, just that it does help to have perspective.

1/06/2010 7:56 AM  
Anonymous Steve declared,

Two things crossed my mind when I read this. First, there may be no good reason, but you have only heard one side, and you are probably sympathetic to that side anyway. But the second thing, and the reason I wrote anything at all is political. Several years ago, one of the major political parties sponsored a conference with a price tag of $37K. They refused to pay a large portion of the invoice balance because the person who booked the event wasn’t authorized to spend that much. After over a year of back-and-forth dealings, an individual associated with the party privately negotiated to write a personal check for $9K if we wrote-off the rest. To my dismay, the company decided to accept the $8K write-off rather than get lawyers involved. I assume you wouldn’t support that political party either based on your statement…

It’s been a while since Ive read your blog. I added it to my reader list so I can keep up.

1/08/2010 1:41 PM  
Blogger Joey declared,

Steve, I agree, that would bother me. It's a tough scenario because it sounds like the party's argument is the individual booking the event wasn't authorized to approve the charges. That may be a valid argument, in which case the onus would be on the organization hosting the event to verify that the person scheduling the event had that authority.

However, if the party went ahead and held the event and participated in it, then I would think they should be fully liable for any expenses related to that event, regardless of who approved it.

If I'm not mistaken, I think that URL is new. I had quit reading when you quit posting. Back in the Reader...

1/08/2010 2:52 PM  

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