On September 8, Weibo blogger @Gu Yue posted a video of Goubuli Baozi (Wangfujing Main Store).
In the video, the blogger gave a negative comment after eating at the restaurant: “It’s not that much unpalatable, but this quality is about 20 yuan, and 100 yuan for two boxes is a bit expensive.”
In the video, @Gu Yue said that the restaurant’s rating on Dianping.com was 2.85, which was the lowest rating among restaurants in Wangfujing.
The blogger walked into the restaurant and bought a cage of 8 sauce pork buns for 60 yuan, and another 8 pork buns for 38 yuan.
Finally, @Gu Yue concluded that the sauce pork bun is very greasy and does not use real materials; while the pork bun has thick skin and less stuffing, and the dough is sticky.
Another detail is that while waiting in the shop, there was a violent coughing sound from the restaurant kitchen, which lasted for several seconds.
Called the police
The customer had violated reputation of the restaurant and the store has called the police.
Soon after the video was released, Sina Weibo account “Wangfujing Goubuli Store” issued a statement which said that all slurs in the video are false information!
The restaurant solemnly stated: the false video content has infringed on the restaurant’s reputation; without the restaurant’s consent, the “Guyue (Yue)” studio filmed, edited and reported videos with false information, infringing on the reputation of the restaurant and causing related economic losses; we required them to stop the infringement immediately, eliminate the bad impact, and publicly apologize in the mainstream domestic media. The restaurant will pursue legal responsibilities of related personnel and online media in accordance with the law.
At present, the restaurant has reported to the police and registered on the official Weibo, issued an official statement, in order to correct the audiovisual.
On the evening of September 11, the reporter called Goubuli Steamed Buns (Wangfujing Main Store).
The person in charge of the store in Beijing said that no steamed buns worth 160 yuan per cage had been sold. In the video, “Jiangrou Bao unexpectedly 160 yuan per cage” appeared in the initial comments of netizens. “If the stuffing is small, you can tell me to withdraw it at that time. Consumers will not spend money to do such silly things.” Regarding the coughing of the back kitchen, the person in charge questioned: “Who coughs so loudly? It’s like a magnitude earthquake.”
It is also worth noting that when the reporter searched again at 0:04 on the 11th, the statement had been deleted and the user information of “Wangfujing Goubuli Store” could no longer be searched.
However, according to media reports, Gu Yue, the author who took the video said that currently Goubuli has not had any contact with him. Regarding the “calling the police” in the Goubuli statement, Gu Yue said that he had not received any notice from the police.