How a Negative Yelp Review of Maple + Motor Ended with Hurt Feelings and One Less Yelp Account

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Maple and Motor
Last night Jack Perkins, proprietor of Maple and Motor, took a break from flippin' burgers to check out his Yelp page. He noticed a review from Dace Street, the son of Gene Street, owner of Snookies and brother to Mariel Street, who owns the newly expanding Liberty Burger.

Turns out earlier this month, Dace gave one star to both Maple and Motor and Twisted Root Burger. Previously, he gave four stars to Black Eyed Pea and a few other joints, noting mostly quality service in his positive reviews.

And for that, Jack Perkins called him front and center by posting his review on the Maple & Motor Facebook page.

I happened to speak with Perkins last night, and he noted the audacity of Street to post a negative review of a competitor without even masking his identity. (Street has a photo on his Yelp page). D Magazine picked it up this morning. Word spread quickly, and around 1:30 p.m. Dace Street responded to Perkin's post:

I don't know who is screwing with me. Profile was jacked. Terribly sorry. Love M&M and so do my kids.

Within minutes the review of Maple and Motor and Twisted Root were deleted from Street's Yelp account, followed by quickly closing his entire account.

I just got off the phone with the slightly frazzled Street.

"Some a guy I never heard of just called me up and started chewing me out," said Street. "Somebody got in my Yelp account. I haven't logged on there but half a dozen times in my life. I just took the whole thing down."

Asked directly if he posted the negative reviews about Maple and Motor, he said: "Absolutely not! I've only been there once in my life about a year ago."

"Somebody's screwing with me and they got me good whoever it is," he said. "I sure as hell don't want to pick a fight with the guy at Maple and Motor. My apologies to the world. I wish no ill will to anybody. ... And I certainly don't want a fight with (Perkins)."

Location Info

Liberty Burger

5211 Forest Lane, Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

Maple & Motor

4810 Maple Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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Marlene
Marlene

My friend Tony told me about this single mom that made $4164 in a few weeks on the computer. All she did was work for a few hours a day online. You can see how she did it here lazycash29.com

mark
mark

Funny story....found myself in the "tank" at Lew Sterret with that guy once (Street). He was hilarious, and made my stay pretty nice actually. He's got some good stories that one. I went into the Opera House while it was still under construction to explore and take photos. Honestly wasn't doing anything malicious, but the officers didn't believe it. Even asked who paid me to photograph the place, as if I was some sort of terrorist. http://www.flickr.com/photos/m...

ts
ts

Some people just can't seem to handle the internet and should stay off it. 

CitizenKane
CitizenKane

The chicken breast sanmwich at MM tastes worse than airplane food.......

Cry Yelp
Cry Yelp

What our fair Yelping buddy doesn't realize (and why should he, after all he is just a Yelper) is that Gough was extremely dangerous. Sometimes taking a shot gun and blasting a hole through his front widow to get a rise out of people, or dumping milk shakes into bags of food for shits and giggles. Today he would be on massive amounts of Ritalin.

jehova
jehova

YELP in HELL!http://www.eastbayexpress.com/...We pray to The LORD that YELP EXTORTION continues to be exposed in the media, blogs and Courts! YELP manipulation (algorithm) of reviews for a $ is extortion! Our LORD will show no mercy for all the damage and EXTORTION they have inflicted upon small business owners and the children they support. If you or your family own a small business, DO NOT PAY any extorsion fees to YELP. The word is out - In 2011, Yelp lost $16.7 million with revenue of $83.3 million. YELP and Jeremy Stoppelman are a brood of snakes and scorpions and deserve to BURN ALIVE for their lies, extortion, and slander. If you have been damaged by YELP - PRAY PSALMS 119 FOR THEIR DESTRUCTION! Say five times: "Archangel Gabriel destroy YELP Now!"YELP WILL BE BANKRUPT SOON! ALL PRAISE TO YHWH! The Righteous, Just and Almighty LORD of man and earth!

twinwillow
twinwillow

He's such an insecure egomaniac. He's usually all over me but, I wish him no ill will whatsoever.

He makes a good burger and God knows he successful. So, what's his problem???Why does he feel the need to act like a 6th grade school bully?

He actually came into my store once and asked the lady working there, did she know twinwillow? I was out at the time. She of course had no idea what the hell he was talking about.

He wrote on his Facebook page that he'd come in to beat me up because I said some unflattering things about him regarding his personality.

He should be happy I wasn't there because I (legally) carry a .38 Smith & Wesson snub nose and, I'm not afraid to use it.

TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

So tired of people saying their account was hacked in situations like this.

amy
amy

Why does Perkins always insist on being a tool? If he "doesn't care," which he always says, then why would you call someone and scream at them? I don't see how anyone can give him their business knowing he acts that way. 

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

As a yelp review (Im an elite BTW), I take restaurant reviewing seriously. Im positive in my critiques, but I also let the business know of any improvements it needs. What this sounds like is someone got ahold of his account(possibly a kid) and just went ape nuts with it..

John Neely Bryan
John Neely Bryan

I'm skeptical. "Within minutes of the review" he was able to recover his hijacked account password and delete the posts? At best he is inept at online security and is not to be trusted with my credit card; at worst....

CitizenKane
CitizenKane

The quality of that sandwich is crap.....like a Sysco reject.

cp
cp

He was a client at my vet hosp. He was an asshole. But IIRC, he never killed anyone, or even physically assaulted anyone. So, you know, quit it with e hyperbole before someone really does get hurt...

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

Harvey was a character, the shotgun antics I believe were made up, but I do know the milkshake thing was real, it happened to a good friend of mine at the original lovers lane location back in '96 and I was there to witness it..My friend was a good sport, harvey went and gave him a replacement on the house..

amy
amy

Oh fuck, I didn't know he had graduated to stalker behavior. Keep it classy (and try to keep it legal) Perkins. 

Phelps
Phelps

His burger's not that good.  OSK beats him hands down.  He can shove his acerbic attitude and I'll go down the street for a better burger.

cp
cp

I agree. Whenever my account has gotten hacked, it just sent out a bunch of annoying Viagra ads. 

Chris Danger
Chris Danger

I dont get this guy...from what i've heard and read, the guy bags on people who come into his joint. At least Harvery Gough had the common sense to have a real reason to give you an attitude problem (ex: being a longhair)

cp
cp

Dude, seriously stop with the bullshit Elite reviewer shit. If you're such a great food reviewer, then go get a job doing that and just STFU already. Nobody cares about your status an Elite reviewer or otherwise!

jehova
jehova

YELP in HELL!http://www.eastbayexpress.com/...We pray to The LORD that YELP EXTORTION continues to be exposed in the media, blogs and Courts! YELP manipulation (algorithm) of reviews for a $ is extortion! Our LORD will show no mercy for all the damage and EXTORTION they have inflicted upon small business owners and the children they support. If you or your family own a small business, DO NOT PAY any extorsion fees to YELP. The word is out - In 2011, Yelp lost $16.7 million with revenue of $83.3 million. YELP and Jeremy Stoppelman are a brood of snakes and scorpions and deserve to BURN ALIVE for their lies, extortion, and slander. If you have been damaged by YELP - PRAY PSALMS 119 FOR THEIR DESTRUCTION! Say five times: "Archangel Gabriel destroy YELP Now!"YELP WILL BE BANKRUPT SOON! ALL PRAISE TO YHWH! The Righteous, Just and Almighty LORD of man and earth!

therrick
therrick

If whoever jacked his account never changed the email account linked to it, he could have done it pretty quickly.

twinwillow
twinwillow

My store's original location was just across the street from Goff's on W. Lover's. He always came to us to buy his wife a gift but, he was so nasty and sarcastic, none of the girls would wait on him. So it was always up to me. Wasn't easy!

GusMitchem
GusMitchem

 Psychopath or old school that doenst appreciate how much power random "Elite" assholes like yourself have in this age or online amateur reviews 

cp
cp

And he will internet stalk you if you say anything negative about him online. I'm sure he googles his name about 300 times a day since it's not like he's actually cooking burgers...

Mike3647
Mike3647

 So you admit don't know for yourself so why jump on him.  I've never seen him jump on anyone.

todd
todd

I've been in M & M a handful of times and Jack has always been a nice guy.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

He's jumped on people on this very here blog. His dickish posts are why I have no desire to pay his place a visit.

GusMitchem
GusMitchem

 Not only nice but truly concerned for the quality of his food and your personal experience in his joint

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