Looks delicious? One cheeky influencer thought so too, which is why they tried to get lots of free food for their pals from the ‘Four Legs’ restaurant in Islington
However, what the influencer wasn’t expecting was for the chef duo running the restaurant to lead them along and surprise them with a twist
The chefs appear to be going along with the influencer’s demands
But things take a hilarious twist at the very end!
‘Four Legs’ operates at a pub called The Compton Arms and they weren’t planning to stand for the influencer trying to score some freebies for their entire lockdown ‘bubble.’ Sure, a one-off free meal might sound all right in exchange for some advertising. But 5 whole meals? That’s just ridiculous!
However, the chefs running the IG account weren’t about to let the influencer know that. They implied that they’re just fine with handing away so much free food to some stuck-up influencer who thinks they rule the world just because they’ve got a bucketload of followers.
So ‘Four Legs’ wasted the influencer’s time, getting them to go all the way to Islington to supposedly pick up the food, and then directed them to the local police station, telling ‘em to turn themselves in. Their crime? Trying to pull the wool over the food industry’s eyes.
Though who can blame the cheeky influencer for trying? If the restaurant’s photos on their Instagram account are anything to go by, the food is delicious. There’s nothing like wanting to eat a tasty burger (or two) for breakfast to make you rethink your life choices.
While we’re aware of the name of the influencer who wrote the messages, we think that sharing it would give them a lot of hate. Even though we think that what they did was wrong, nobody deserves hundreds of messages in their inbox telling them to ‘buy their own food.’ What we can tell you is that they’re a blogger with around 50k followers.
Meanwhile, the heroes of the story are chefs Ed McIlroy and Jamie Allan. According to ‘Eater London,’ the duo have a storied and proud background in cooking, so you can bet your bottom dollar (well, pound, rather) that you’re getting quality on a plate.
“‘Four Legs’ bucks the current trends, championing meat across its concise changing menu,” the chefs said, adding that they’re focusing on “quality, local, British ingredients.” They also serve seasonal menus that include “British fare with modern European and Asian elements.” Their goal? They want to elevate classic pub meals to something that’s greater, grander, and even more memorable.
As for the name of the restaurant, well, it’s based off of writer George Orwell’s phrase ‘four legs good, two legs bad’ from ‘Animal Farm.’ It’s reported that The Compton Arms was one of Orwell’s favorite pubs, so the name of the pop-up restaurant is very well-chosen.
The restaurant’s IG post got more than 34.3k likes in just 5 days and certainly got the British media’s attention, from ‘The Sun’ to the ‘Daily Mail.’
Here’s how some people have been reacting to the story