Do you know Sharon? Restaurant launches bizarre campaign searching for customer overcharged by just $8 for her takeaway chicken curry
- A Japanese restaurant in NZ is on the search for a customer they overcharged
- The woman, named Sharon, had been charged $8 extra for a chicken curry
- Yatai Japanese Izakaya Restaurant owner posted to Facebook looking for her
A Japanese restaurant has launched a bizarre campaign seeking out a customer who was overcharged for her takeaway meal.
Yatai Japanese Izakaya Restaurant in New Zealand’s Palmerston North had accidentally charged a customer named ‘Sharon’ eight dollars more for her chicken curry.
The establishment has since taken to their Facebook page in their desperate search for Sharon.
Owner Barbara Taniyama revealed that she only knew the woman by her first name and did not serve her when she was overcharged.
A Japanese restaurant in New Zealand is seeking out a customer who was overcharged eight dollars for her takeaway meal
‘It just didn’t sit right with me,’ she told Stuff. ‘Someone that’s loyally supporting you doesn’t deserve to be screwed.
She explained that she hoped putting a post on social media may help in her quest to find the woman.
‘I didn’t know how to contact her. And I thought well, maybe on this Facebook post, someone might know a Sharon that comes here regularly,’ Taniyama added.
In the post, Taniyama wrote: ‘Looking for Sharon……….Sharon is a lovely, tallish woman, who regularly ordered a medium chicken curry takeaway on Friday nights.’
‘A few weeks ago when Sharon came in to pick up her curry, a new staff member charged her $22 for her $14 takeaway and despite her questioning the amount, he didn’t think to check.’
Yatai Japanese Izakaya Restaurant in Palmerston North, which is a city on the North Island of the country, had accidentally charged a customer named ‘Sharon’ eight dollars more for her chicken curry
Owner Barbara Taniyama revealed that she only knew the woman by her first name and did not service her when she was overcharged
‘I was horrified to learn that poor Sharon had been overcharged and have been waiting for her to come back in so that I can repay her, give her a free curry and apologize [sic] profusely………..’
She concluded the notice: ‘Sharon hasn’t come back….. Please, if anyone knows Sharon’s last name or can pass on this message to her I would so appreciate having the chance to put things right. Come back Sharon.’
‘It just didn’t sit right with me,’ she told Stuff . ‘Someone that’s loyally supporting you doesn’t deserve to be screwed’ restaurant has since put out a post on their Facebook page looking for Sharon
The restaurant has since put out a post on their Facebook page looking for Sharon
After the restaurant posted to Facebook, local radio station More FM decided to put a billboard up on a street in Palmerston North looking for Sharon.
The billboard asked Sharon’s living in the city to call up the radio station to see if it was them.
Taniyama, who runs the Japanese restaurant with her husband Atsushi, revealed she had received a warm response from the community in her search.
‘People are saying really nice things,’ she said. ‘They’re saying ‘it goes shows how much you care about your customers’.
‘We’ve been getting messages from around the city and beyond, so it has been good to reconnect with people too.’
Sharon has yet to be found.
After the restaurant posted to Facebook, local radio station More FM decided to put a billboard up on a street in Palmerston North looking for Sharon