WATCH: Meet the “Karens” in novel Sheffield diner

5 May 2022

Sheffield is now home to the first interactive restaurant in the UK, where staff are encouraged to serve customers with their worst possible attitude. 

Unlike other normal restaurants, in Karen’s Diner, staff will swear, scream and shout at customers, while expecting guests to strike back “Karen-style”. 

A drawing of a “Karen”.

“Karen” is a term used to describe a person who abuses their privilege to get whatever they want, regardless of what other people think.

The restaurant, based on Suffolk Road, say: “(It’s) a place where you can complain until the cows come home because we literally don’t care.”

The diner was originally based in Australia. It opened the first branch in Sheffield after gaining its popularity on TikTok.

Click here if you want to experience the madness.

Written by Helen Hui

My name is Helen (she/her), and I am an aspiring journalist in the University of Sheffield who was born and raised in Hong Kong. As an ethnic minority I want to raise awareness of underrepresented groups in our society and reveal social injustice. One of my greatest goals is to travel around to explore what is happening in different countries. Often the news we see only covers a small fraction of our world, which leads to misunderstanding, prejudice and stereotypes. I would like to share my experiences and provide a brand-new point of view of this world we live in. Besides, I am fond of pop cultures, such as current beauty trends, music and celebrities. I am also a big fan of photography, film especially.

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Written by Helen Hui

My name is Helen (she/her), and I am an aspiring journalist in the University of Sheffield who was born and raised in Hong Kong. As an ethnic minority I want to raise awareness of underrepresented groups in our society and reveal social injustice. One of my greatest goals is to travel around to explore what is happening in different countries. Often the news we see only covers a small fraction of our world, which leads to misunderstanding, prejudice and stereotypes. I would like to share my experiences and provide a brand-new point of view of this world we live in. Besides, I am fond of pop cultures, such as current beauty trends, music and celebrities. I am also a big fan of photography, film especially.
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