- Resto PH called out TikTokers Chuck and Joe for their viral video in a Japanese restaurant
- In the video, the duo can be seen repeatedly asking for refills of togarashi powder and placed it inside a small container to be taken home
- The TikTokers apologized but insisted they took the spice home because they didn’t want to waste it away
The Restaurant Owners of the Philippines (Resto PH) released a statement calling out TikTokers duo Chuck Aquino and Joe Abad for their “irresponsible video.”
In the video that has gone viral, Chuck and Joe can be seen repeatedly filling up a small bottle with additional servings of togarashi powder they had asked from the waiter of an unnamed Japanese restaurant.
Resto PH expressed concern that others, especially the youth, will follow the
prank and contribute to the struggles of local restaurants amid the pandemic.
“The restrictions of the quarantine have already caused many restaurants to close, and many more are struggling to survive. M
alicious videos set a negative example and will have an adverse effect on the thousands of people who rely on the F&B industry for their security,” Resto PH said.
Meanwhile, Chuck and Joe have issued an apology but insisted that they only took the spice to save it from being thrown away.
“Gusto lang po naming linawin na hindi po namin kayo ine-encourage na magn
akaw, kung hindi ine-encourage po namin kayo na ‘wag magtapon at ‘wag magsayang,” they explained.
When they took the video, they knew that they will be again served with togarashi spice based on their experience and that they won’t be able to finish all of it. So that’s why they brought a container to bring it home.
“Alam po naming se-servan po nila ulit kami, at hindi po namin uli mauubos, so nagdala po talaga kami ng lalagyan, kasi ayaw namin siyang masayang. Puwede naman po talagang i-takeout ‘yun,” he said.