Karen's Diner coming to Portsmouth this summer with Drift Southsea the chosen venue – Hampshire Live

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Portsmouth will this summer know what feels like to endure "the worst service ever" when Karen's Diner arrives for the first time. The restaurant chain is touring the country in 2023, with pop-up diner events scheduled across the south.
Drift Southsea will be the unfortunate host for one weekend in July (28-30). However, if you feel like being insulted while enjoying your food before then, tickets are still available for the three-day Southampton event taking place at the Orange Rooms this month. More details can be found here.
Karen's promises to be a place where the staff throw menus at customers, shove meals onto the tables and are rude to everyone who walks through the door – if you're lucky not to be ignored first. Customers are not likely to get a smile from staff either – maybe just a grunt or a one-line put down – and most of the staff expect their customers to be rude back too. Below we've listed what can be expected from Karen's Diner.
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The pop-up diner style event promises "great burgers and very rude staff" and shoddy customer service. It is likely to sell a range of the foods that it has become known for including burgers, sweet treats, milkshakes and its signature cocktail menu.
The quirky restaurant brand regularly goes viral on social media, with Karen's Diner clips generating 1.8 billion TikTok views and 1.2 million social media followers. It is already an established popular brand opening diners in Sheffield, Manchester, Birmingham and Newport as well as diners in Australia, America and Indonesia.
Basically rude customer service. Diners are either greeted by an obnoxious staff member or simply ignored at the door.
When customers finally get in, they are directed to a table and their menu is thrown at them. A passive aggressive waitress will then slam your meal on the table.
Ryan Blackburn, Managing Director of Karen's On Tour said: “Once you’re in a Karen’s you’ll not be thinking about strikes, Brexit or electricity costs, you’ll just be wanting to survive.
"Customers would need to expect plenty of sass, great food, and a sprinkle of bad attitude, so don't expect special treatment as it’s all about Karen, and she won't be taking any nonsense! All will be able to have fun and wind the staff up to unleash their inner Karen and see their full Karen potential."
A list of the events taking place in 2023 can be here, with dates in Bournemouth and Brighton also scheduled. You can secure your place at Drift Southsea now ahead of Karen's three-day stop in July.
At the time of writing, tickets are on sale for £42 per person. Furthermore, tickets, costing £40, remain available if you want to secure your seat at the Orange Rooms in Southampton.
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