House of Prime Rib Has Sudden Blast Of Diarrhea Complaints
But in the last three weeks, House of Prime Rib is suddenly suffering a sudden constant stream of diarrhea complaints from customers.
This issue rushed to the head last night, when the Chronicle published their Tuesday night exposé “House of Prime Rib admits its meat may have gotten people sick, amid deluge of complaints.”
Those complaints were a run of customers saying they’d experienced days-long diarrhea after eating House of Prime Rib.
“The iconic San Francisco restaurant admitted on Tuesday that some of its prime rib may be connected to reports of foodborne illness,” the Chronicle said. “The restaurant has been fielding calls from upset customers and refunding meals while more and more people left negative reviews on the House of Prime Rib’s Yelp page with detailed accounts of symptoms following in-person and takeout meals.”
If you’re a fan of Broke-Ass Stuart poop jokes, you can appreciate how the shit just keeps coming in some of the Yelp reviews we’ve reprinted here.
Despite the complaints, SFist makes an excellent point. “Prime rib isn’t particularly well-cooked beef to begin with,” the site points out. “Maybe it’s just that so many people have been eating at home for so long, their tummies aren’t ready for semi-raw red meat!”
The issue may lie with take-out customers, ordering extremely rare meat and not understanding that meat’s unique temperature considerations, and woofing it down when it’s served at less than 145 degrees Fahrenheit.
Or maybe the issue is just that customers are gorging on shit they’ve been denied for so long, and having unhealthy one-night binges on long-denied extravagances. They might have a one-or-two day diarrhea run or hangover from these indulgences, but it’s not like people are dying because of this.
And hey, maybe it is House of Prime Rib’s fault. Maybe there’s a new post-COVID logistical flaw that’s creating some mild-but-recurring stomach sickness. House of Prime Rib owner Joe Betz has spent extravagantly on safety upgrades since reopening, and it’s a fair bet he’ll do so again once when the cause of these illnesses is identified.
House of Prime Rib will probably put an end to this, once they figure out what ‘this’ is. But it’s something that doesn’t seem to be happening to any other restaurant in San Francisco. And It’s a definitely a problem for House of Prime Rib when their customers’ diarrhea is sprayed all over the headlines.