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Restaurants: shaming no shows on social media

RedMedicineTweet.jpgThe owner of a Los Angeles restaurant made quite a stir last week. It wasn't about what was on the plates at the Red Medicine Restaurant. It was about who wasn't at the tables.

Owner and General Manager Noah Ellis took to Twitter, to out the names of those who didn't show up for reservations. Speaking to ABC news, he said, "I was frustrated. The intent was never to focus on or draw attention to these specific people. It was more to put names to a problem to get some attention, and get people discussing it."

Several high-end restaurants from Australia have also been tweeting the names of people who don't show up using the hashtag #NoShowShame.

Allison Van Rassel visited a couple of Quebec City's fine dining establishments, to get some reaction to this idea.

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