An Amarillo, Texas restaurant closed -- but Sava's owners didn't thank the community for their business on the way out.
The Sava "restaurant closed" sign is going viral, but not for kind and heartfelt wishes. Instead, a Reddit thread image snapped of what appears to be the insulting and expletive laden missive posted from the inside glass of the joint's former space shows a note that has drawn inevitable comparisons to the Amy's Baking Company fiasco.
"You sorry assed, redneck sacks of goat sperm had no idea what you had here! Good luck with your prepackaged frozen s*** food in this town. Maybe you'll remember us when you're boning your sister and think she smells like pasta. We are off to make money in a town whose average IQ is above room temperature!! CIAO!"
Over on Facebook, Sava Italiano posted to their page simply telling people not to believe the rumors, but as The Braiser points out, the image clearly shows a sign posted to the inside of the restaurant, one that the photographer is far less likely to have placed himself in order to slander the company.
The foodie blog notes that Sava's chef has expressed disillusionment over Amarillo's food culture before, saying of a planned move to Lubbock:
"I think Lubbock will get what we do a little bit better... It's a bigger wine town. We probably won't stay in Amarillo. I've enjoyed Amarillo; it's just a tough sell... Everybody thinks they know what Italian food is and they still argue with me about it."
The blog also dug up a review for Sava that seems to at least in part vindicate the restaurant if the sign posted is indeed genuine, and the review likewise earnest:
"You want real Italian? Mac & Cheese Sauce, Butter Noodles, Pizza Pockets? Well, you're not getting any of that here. Just a bunch of weird things I couldn't even pronounce. Disgusting!"
In the post, Sava Italiano denies responsibility for the profane restaurant closed sign, though commenters on Facebook are understandably skeptical:
What do you think of Sava Italiano's restaurant closed sign? Funny or inexcusable?