Restaurant’s Reservation Policy Allows It to Sue Yelpers, Online Critics

August 26, 2015

The restaurant also charges a $50 per person cancellation fee.

Want to gripe about a restaurant’s reservation policy online? You could get sued for that. According to the Post and Courier, a restaurant in Charleston, S.C. has a clause in its “dining contract” sent to diners who make reservations for five or more that if they generate “any potential negative, verbal, or written defamation” against the restaurant, Grill 225, they can be held “legally liable.” Basically, if a customer posts something negative to social media about the high-end steakhouse after making a large reservation, they could be slapped with a…