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River Oasis Cafe getting killed for "Min Wage Fee" on Yelp

River Oasis Cafe's Yelp page is hosting a heated discussion of the restaurant's controversial fee.
River Oasis Cafe's Yelp page is hosting a heated discussion of the restaurant's controversial fee.
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News that Stillwater's River Oasis Cafe is charging customers a 35-cent "minimum wage fee" has resulted in people from around the world destroying the place on Yelp.

Most of the Yelp reviews posted pre-minimum wave kerfuffle were positive, but the restaurant's aggregate score is quickly being dragged down as more and more people post their objections to the fee.

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The negativity started rolling in on Wednesday:

River Oasis Cafe getting killed for "Min Wage Fee" on Yelp
River Oasis Cafe getting killed for "Min Wage Fee" on Yelp


While most of the negative reviews came from folks who don't live in Minnesota, some are local:

River Oasis Cafe getting killed for "Min Wage Fee" on Yelp
River Oasis Cafe getting killed for "Min Wage Fee" on Yelp


This guy praised the food before laying into Oasis's owner:

River Oasis Cafe getting killed for "Min Wage Fee" on Yelp


Some of the negative posts are of questionable veracity, however.

(For more, click to page two.)

 

For instance, do you really think these folks were in Stillwater recently?

River Oasis Cafe getting killed for "Min Wage Fee" on Yelp
River Oasis Cafe getting killed for "Min Wage Fee" on Yelp


And the questionable posts from out-of-towners haven't gone unnoticed:

River Oasis Cafe getting killed for "Min Wage Fee" on Yelp


Though the vast majority of the recent posts lay into Oasis for the minimum wage fee...

River Oasis Cafe getting killed for "Min Wage Fee" on Yelp


... some conservative Yelp users are defending the restaurant, and even using the colorful term "libtard" in the process:

River Oasis Cafe getting killed for "Min Wage Fee" on Yelp
River Oasis Cafe getting killed for "Min Wage Fee" on Yelp
River Oasis Cafe getting killed for "Min Wage Fee" on Yelp
River Oasis Cafe getting killed for "Min Wage Fee" on Yelp


We've repeatedly tried to reach River Oasis Cafe's owner for comment. We were told earlier this week that the owner wasn't in, and this morning, workers weren't answering the phone during business hours.

Send your story tips to the author, Aaron Rupar. Follow him on Twitter @atrupar.




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