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Leslie Jones is furious after dining at this Atlanta restaurant


Leslie Jones, who is in Atlanta working on the ABC series "Kevin Probably Saves the World," is furious at the service she received at dinner.

UPDATE: Fans rally around the Buckhead restaurant Leslie Jones blasted

THE LATEST: Restaurant group president responds, saying Jones "was very mean to the staff.” His full statement is below.

The actress known for "Saturday Night Live" and "Ghostbusters"  previously blasted the Ritz-Carlton via social media  and is now letting the Atlanta Fish Market have it.

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Ms. Jones, we’re very sorry to hear that you had a negative experience at the Atlanta Fish Market," the restaurant responded after she posted an angry tweet. "We'd appreciate the opportunity to learn what happened & hopefully make things right. Our guests’ experience is our top priority, & we appreciate you bringing this to our attention.
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Jones' response: "Ask your snobby manager who thought it was just black people trying to get out of paying instead of it being the bad service and terrible food. He actually said 'No you just didn’t like what you ordered.' Um yea cause it’s nasty son! I just wanted to eat in Atlanta! Y’all ruin that."

Buckhead Life Group, which operates the Atlanta Fish Market and other restaurants, sent this statement to the AJC in response to a request for comment:

"Buckhead Life is committed to exceptional food and service as we have been since our company’s founding in 1979. We as a company always welcome guest feedback, as the guest experience is the core of our mission." 

In a more recent social media update, the president of the group that operates Atlanta Fish Market posted the restaurant’s version of things.

“Her and her guests were verbally abusive to two of the nicest people we have in the company,” Buckhead Life Restaurant Group president Niko Karatassos wrote. “She ordered Blue Cheese on her Salmon and didn’t like the taste. Not a good flavor combo but she wanted it. Manager apologized, made he a new one, comped the entire table and she and her guest continued to Verbally shame the manager in the middle of the restaurant. She was very mean to the staff.”


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