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The Story of the Little Marxist SJW Vegan Restaurant that Couldn't

Bartertown, a vegan diner in Michigan, gained internet fame for it's unusual marxist approach to running a restaurant. Everything from opening hours to wages was decided collectively. It was hailed as a "workers run" establishment. Employees also had to be part of a union of the 'Industrial Workers of the World'.



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As soon as you entered the restaurant, you were greeted by a red marxist mural with Che Guevera. The restaurant also had a picture of Anthony Bourdain getting roasted... 


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There was also a board highlighting all their SJW rules. 

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Here's their trailer and look at what the restaurant was about:

As for the food....

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Yea...not exactly mouthwatering. 


So how did a vegan SJW restaurant that rejects capitalism managed to not be a commercial success? What can possibly go wrong when you let your employees make collective decisions for you, especially when you hired Shiloh the vegan and Tegan the SJW? As a result, customers often had to wait 40 minutes to get a sandwich, that is if the restaurant was even open. Operating hours were completely random. Here's a review that probably sums up the entitlement of the staff and sums up the restaurant:


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The Bartertown cafe went the way of so many other gimmicky restaurants and closed down. The hyper-idealistic views of the place made its shuttering all the sweeter, or bitter- depending on who you ask.

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