That would have gotten the point across, but Bourdain wanted to provide the experience of being Yelped from the chef's side. "You know you open a restaurant, you struggle for a year to put together the money, you work your heart out, and then 10 minutes after opening, some miserable bastard is tweeting or Yelping, 'Worst. Dinner. Ever.' It's like, dude, that ain't right. No sympathy there. I think you'd have a very hard time finding a chef who has anything nice to say about elite Yelpers. It's a contradiction of terms. It's like jumbo shrimp."
Darnell Holloway, Yelp's Director of Business Outreach, responded, noting that Yelp's goal is to help businesses succeeded. "It's also worth noting that most reviews on Yelp are not negative. Overwhelmingly, most people come to Yelp to share neutral to positive experiences," he said in a statement to BI. "At the end of the day, Yelp provides a two-way platform for consumers to discover restaurants and share their experiences while chefs/restaurant owners can respond to their customers and use the platform to be more successful."