$10k GoFundMe launched to help restaurant accused of serving dead rat in soup

Jan 10 2019, 2:19 am

It’s been just over one week since Crab Park Chowdery, the Vancouver restaurant accused of serving a dead rat in a bowl of chowder, released a statement saying after an investigation conducted by owners the “incident did not happen.”

Now, the Gastown restaurant is drawing people’s attention to a GoFundMe Page titled the “Crab Park Chowdery Relief Fund.”

The team is asking the public for financial support “for the people affected by what’s happened to the Crab Park Chowdery over the past week.”

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The page states that while the owner recognizes it is “more than likely that the business and brand are not surviving this,” he would like to ask for financial donations “to support the hospitality community members who are being affected.”

“Basically, I’m going to chip in whatever I can spare – despite not being able to spare much – because,” the page states, “closing down a business is expensive in this sort of circumstance.”

The restaurant says its sales have plummeted from $1,500 to $2,000 daily to just $200 to $400 per day in wake of the now-viral video.

The description continues to defend the business and question the plausibility of the incident on the GoFundMe Page.

“Could it have been staged? Given the statistic likelihood of that rat making it into that soup that day – extremely low – this Chef thinks so, and he’s not alone. So, like many people online – I think this is a concoction, and I feel for those that it’s affected,” read the page.

As of Wednesday morning, the page had raised $1,165 of its $10,000 goal.

Crab Park Chowdery says more than 1,700 comments were made on its Instagram page about the alleged rat recording.


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Please Share This Post on your social media platforms. ❤️ Hi Everyone. Over the last ten days we have seen our dream shattered. We’ve tried our best to keep our heads held high. The fact of the matter is an image has now been presented that is having devastating effects on us a a whole. The entire team has been affected. A team we love with our whole hearts. Due to the considerable slow down (from $1500-$2000 a day to now $200-$400 a day) it’s become obvious we need help to keep our dream alive. We have had an outcry of support from far and wide of people saying they would support us if they lived closer. Our friend and amazing human Hunter has put together a go fund me page to help us with the financial turmoil this has put us in. We can’t thank everyone enough for the letters and emails of support and love everyone of you for offering your help in this crazy, life changing ordeal. Here is the link that was created. Love each and everyone of you from the bottom of our hearts ♥️ Team Chowdery! Link is in our bio. Cheers

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