Take a moment for the latest edition of Shit People Steal, in which we ask restaurateurs what items in their restaurant have been (or are frequently) stolen.
Jasper's Corner Tap's serves several upscale takes on the classic dive bar combo of a beer and shot. Think Lagunitas IPA with Buffalo Trace Bourbon and Blanche de Bruxelles with Yamazaki 12yr Japanese Whiskey. The menu section leads in with some instructions for use: "Sip them, shoot them, enjoy them!" Please note, it does not say, "steal them." But general manager Matthew Meidinger says many guests don't have any qualms running off with the cute little shot glasses used for the "Boilermaker" combos. And it sounds like that's not even the half of it!
“People are definitely stealing the little beer mug glasses. We knew that it would be a possibility, those glasses are pretty awesome. We’ve also noticed a few of our specialty beer glassware disappear. We haven’t caught anyone in the act yet, but will ultimately have to treat theft like breakage—you break It, you buy it! Oh. And a few of the cocktail books have also disappeared.”
If you've run off with any of these items, consider this your official warning. Other restaurant theft stories can be sent over the EaterWire.
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