Kandi Burruss' Atlanta restaurants cannot seem to catch a break.
Months after Blaze Steak & Seafood received a failing health rating, a customer put the Real Housewives of Atlanta star on blast for being charged $4 for two ice cubes – twice!
Georgia attorney Ryan Williams provided a photo of his receipt from Sunday, showing that he was charged $30 for two Hennessys, $4 for two "rocks," $15 for a cheeseburger and fries, and $8 for a Red Bull. An 18% percent gratuity was added to his order. Along with tax, his meal totaled $72.58.
Posting the image on social media, Ryan called on Kandi to "FIX THIS GHETTO ASS S--T," claiming this was already his "second attempt to patronize" her establishment.
"The first time I was over charged for cheese and margarita ice," he explained. "I am very upset that I had to pay $4 for ice for my mixed henn and coke drink and another $8 for a Red Bull."
"I pride myself on eating at black owned restaurants," he went on. "In fact I budget $300 a month toward this and often over spend. But ya'll have lost your rabbit ass minds with this over charging."
Apparently, Burruss' team saw the post and contacted Williams, who then took to social media to sing the reality star's praises.
"I just had a very great conversation with Kandi's team and all the issues of pricing and transparency were addressed," Ryan shared on Instagram Monday. "I was told there will no longer be an upcharge for those lines items and those line items have in fact been fully removed from the POS system."
"My intention was never to cancel or boycott the restaurant but instead make sure that the issue was corrected," he explained. "As I stated, I went to the restaurant the first time and this occurred. I noticed the overcharge, I made it known, and was told it was an oversight/mistake. I returned for a second time and the oversight/mistake occurred again."
"I know how much power I have and how much power people collectively have and I am happy that Blaze has decided to make things right," he went on. "Thanks for taking the constructive criticism and correcting the issue. As an entrepreneur that owned one of the first black owned gas stations in Gwinnett and the owner of a law firm, I want nothing less than to see other African Americans thrive in business."
He added the hashtag, "#AtlantaInfluencesEverything," and noted, "so we have to lead the way."
Unfortunately for Kandi and her husband/business partner, Todd Tucker, their restaurants have more issues than just faulty POS systems.
Back in May, the Georgia Department of Public Health completed a routine inspection of Blaze and found the eatery to be in violation of several health codes.
The first violation inspectors found was an employee working with raw food without washing their hands.
"Food handler touched raw oysters and raw salmon and then proceeded to handle ready to eat leafy greens with the same gloves on improperly," the report stated. "Moving from raw food to ready-to-eat foods is a source of cross contamination."
Another four points were deducted for failing to have procedures of supplies in place "for employees to follow/use when responding to vomiting or diarrheal events that involve the discharge of vomitus or fecal matter onto surfaces in the food establishment."
Additionally, inspectors found that employees were not storing food at the correct temperatures or properly labeling containers and bottles.
As a result, Blaze received a measly score of 55, forcing Kandi and Todd to temporarily shut the place down while they fixed the issues.
Their other restaurant, Old Lady Gang, received a "C" rating in July.