Restaurant Bans Bankers After Owner Was Turned Down for a Loan
Bankers are not welcome at Alexandre Callet‘s Paris restaurant. The 30-year-old claims his “reasonable requests” for a loan were repeatedly rejected and bank employees “treated him like a dog.” Now, there’s a sign outside of his restaurant that reads “Dogs welcome, bankers banned (unless they pay an entry fee of $78,000).”
“This is not just a kebab shop,” Callet explains. “My restaurant is in the Michelin guide and film stars come in here. A lot of bankers who turned me down know me. They come in here.” He adds that the way he’s been treated by different financial institutions is why French restauranteurs are moving their business to London.
For the record, he hasn’t gotten to put his policy into play, but he’s excited to turn one away when he gets the chance.