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Google Will Sell Zagat to Review Site the Infatuation
The popular upstart site will give the 40-year-old service a “healthy future.”
L.A. Restaurateur Responds to Yelpers With Threats of Violence
One-star Yelp reviewers could be “getting knocked into unconsciousness.”
Chef Says Diners Are ‘Blackmailing’ Him to Avoid His Strict Reservation Policy
The threat of a bad TripAdvisor review is very real.
Google Is Reportedly Looking to Sell Off Zagat
Even the search giant couldn’t make it compete with Yelp.
Feds Blast New Wannabe-Yelp App That Pays Reviewers in Cryptocurrency
Munchee wants to pay “food networkers” tokens for posting “stunning food pics.”
Yelpers Are Trashing a Restaurant That Resold Popeyes Chicken As Its Own
“If you want Popeyes chicken … go to Popeyes.”
news you can booze
One Online Beer Reviewer Is Getting Absolutely Owned by a Craft Brewer
The maker of Evil Twin has spent the past five days mocking him on Facebook.
Obama Officially Protects Yelpers’ Right to Leave Terrible Reviews
He signed the Consumer Review Fairness Act, banning lawsuits against customers.
Bold Customer Tries Leaving Restaurant One-Star Review After Skipping the Bill
For the restaurant’s owner, revenge must feel good.
Restaurateur Admits Yelper Didn’t Poop Pants
Talk about a Friday-afternoon news dump.
Restaurant Owner Accuses Angry Yelper of Pooping Her Pants During Happy Hour
“Never return to any of our establishments until you are potty trained.”
France Fined Someone $8,000 for Writing a Bad Review of an Unopened Restaurant
It’s hard for the food to be “very overrated” when it wasn’t even being served yet.
Yet Another Restaurateur Has Accused Yelp of Tweaking Reviews
Apparently, one chef claims, Yelp will punish you if you don’t buy ads.
Someone Created a Fake Restaurant to Prove That TripAdvisor’s Reviews Are
It’s not any better than Yelp.
Another Restaurant Owner Posted a Crazy Facebook Rant After Getting a Bad Yelp
Not good for business.
Court Says There’s No Proof Yelp Forced Companies to Pay Money to Remove
The site’s controversial business practices get another pass.
Restaurant Calls Out Lying Yelper by Posting Surveillance Footage
Ammunition for the anti-Yelp documentary.
Chef Shames ‘Insulting,’ ‘Entitled’ Customers on
“Shout out to these two winners for seating themselves with no reservations, insulting and berating our staff … “
Yelp Is Suing a Start-Up That Promises to Flood the Site With Positive Reviews
Yelp’s lawyers say this suit is in the public’s best interest.
Cooking Up A Storm
A Cafe’s Facebook Page Turned Into a ‘War Zone’ After a Cook
They’re getting an surge of overwhelmingly negative reviews.
Yelp Sides With the Chef Who Facebook-Stalked an Online Reviewer
Now the customer who penned the one-star post has been banned.
Everyone's A Critic
The NYPD Thinks a Yelper May Have Smoke-Bombed Bar Pitti
“They’re looking for stuff like, ‘This place sucks and I’m going to blow this f–king place up.’”
This Craigslist Ad Is Looking for People Who Will Post Fake Yelp Reviews for
“All you have to do is copy the comments and place a 5 star review.”
California Makes It Illegal to Sue People for Posting Nasty Yelp Reviews
The first, and probably not last, state to do this.
Will Yelp Manipulate Ratings Now That the Court Says It Can?
If it’s “not unlawful” for Yelp to “post and sequence the reviews,” why not?
French Chefs Launched a Petition to Ban Negative Online Reviews
More than 1,700 people have signed it.
Someone Is Writing a Novel in Yelp Reviews
“I would recommend Volo Coffeehouse to anyone in Philadelphia who is going on an OKCupid date with a woman who has committed voter fraud.”
Yelpers Made That Anti-Gay Texas Diner Into a Highly Rated Gay Bar
“I hear the owner offers discounts to men in chaps.”
Everyone's a Critic
People Post More Negative Restaurant Reviews When the Weather Is Miserable
Baby, it’s cold outside, so give that soup zero stars.
Posting Negative Yelp Reviews Can Get You Sued
Recent lawsuits and investigations could affect how the social network does business.
DPH Inconsistency; South Koreans To Eat More Rice
Plus: More restaurants offer deals for families; a California restaurant angles for Yelp reviews