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San Francisco Restaurant with 'World's Rudest Waiter' Closes

San Francisco Restaurant with 'World's Rudest Waiter' Closes

The Chinatown restaurant had rodents, kitchen disrepair, and improper food storage

A legendary San Francisco restaurant, known for employing "the world's rudest waiter," is shutting its doors.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports that Sam Wo, an 100-year old institution in Chinatown, is closing after violating health regulations and building regulations. And no, it wasn't the rudest waiter that shut the place down — the infamous waiter, Edsel Ford Fung, died in 1984. (He's best known for his sign in the restaurant: "No Booze, No B.S., No Jive, No Coffee, Milk, Soft Drinks, Fortune Cookies.") His antics made the place famous, as chronicled by books and sketches by late-night comedians like Conan O'Brien.

It's not just the memory of Fung that goes with Sam Wo's closure; locals are upset about losing the beloved institution. Said author Armistead Maupin to the Chronicle, "It's these kinds of oddities that San Franciscans embrace and support. And that's what makes it sad."


Sam Wo

Sam Wo (traditional Chinese: 三和粥粉麵 simplified Chinese: 三和粥粉面 Jyutping: Saam1wo4 zuk1 fan2min6 pinyin: Sānhé zhōu fěnmiàn , literally "Three Harmonies Porridge and Noodles") is a Chinese restaurant located in San Francisco, California. The restaurant's first location on 813 Washington Street was famous for being a venerable mainstay in the local Chinatown area, having been in the same location since 1907. Sam Wo gained notoriety in the 1980s for being the employer of Edsel Ford Fung, who was known locally as the "world's rudest waiter". [1] [2] The restaurant was closed in 2012 due to safety concerns, and reopened in 2015 on nearby Clay Street.


Sam Wo

Sam Wo (traditional Chinese: 三和粥粉麵 simplified Chinese: 三和粥粉面 Jyutping: Saam1wo4 zuk1 fan2min6 pinyin: Sānhé zhōu fěnmiàn , literally "Three Harmonies Porridge and Noodles") is a Chinese restaurant located in San Francisco, California. The restaurant's first location on 813 Washington Street was famous for being a venerable mainstay in the local Chinatown area, having been in the same location since 1907. Sam Wo gained notoriety in the 1980s for being the employer of Edsel Ford Fung, who was known locally as the "world's rudest waiter". [1] [2] The restaurant was closed in 2012 due to safety concerns, and reopened in 2015 on nearby Clay Street.


Sam Wo

Sam Wo (traditional Chinese: 三和粥粉麵 simplified Chinese: 三和粥粉面 Jyutping: Saam1wo4 zuk1 fan2min6 pinyin: Sānhé zhōu fěnmiàn , literally "Three Harmonies Porridge and Noodles") is a Chinese restaurant located in San Francisco, California. The restaurant's first location on 813 Washington Street was famous for being a venerable mainstay in the local Chinatown area, having been in the same location since 1907. Sam Wo gained notoriety in the 1980s for being the employer of Edsel Ford Fung, who was known locally as the "world's rudest waiter". [1] [2] The restaurant was closed in 2012 due to safety concerns, and reopened in 2015 on nearby Clay Street.


Sam Wo

Sam Wo (traditional Chinese: 三和粥粉麵 simplified Chinese: 三和粥粉面 Jyutping: Saam1wo4 zuk1 fan2min6 pinyin: Sānhé zhōu fěnmiàn , literally "Three Harmonies Porridge and Noodles") is a Chinese restaurant located in San Francisco, California. The restaurant's first location on 813 Washington Street was famous for being a venerable mainstay in the local Chinatown area, having been in the same location since 1907. Sam Wo gained notoriety in the 1980s for being the employer of Edsel Ford Fung, who was known locally as the "world's rudest waiter". [1] [2] The restaurant was closed in 2012 due to safety concerns, and reopened in 2015 on nearby Clay Street.


Sam Wo

Sam Wo (traditional Chinese: 三和粥粉麵 simplified Chinese: 三和粥粉面 Jyutping: Saam1wo4 zuk1 fan2min6 pinyin: Sānhé zhōu fěnmiàn , literally "Three Harmonies Porridge and Noodles") is a Chinese restaurant located in San Francisco, California. The restaurant's first location on 813 Washington Street was famous for being a venerable mainstay in the local Chinatown area, having been in the same location since 1907. Sam Wo gained notoriety in the 1980s for being the employer of Edsel Ford Fung, who was known locally as the "world's rudest waiter". [1] [2] The restaurant was closed in 2012 due to safety concerns, and reopened in 2015 on nearby Clay Street.


Sam Wo

Sam Wo (traditional Chinese: 三和粥粉麵 simplified Chinese: 三和粥粉面 Jyutping: Saam1wo4 zuk1 fan2min6 pinyin: Sānhé zhōu fěnmiàn , literally "Three Harmonies Porridge and Noodles") is a Chinese restaurant located in San Francisco, California. The restaurant's first location on 813 Washington Street was famous for being a venerable mainstay in the local Chinatown area, having been in the same location since 1907. Sam Wo gained notoriety in the 1980s for being the employer of Edsel Ford Fung, who was known locally as the "world's rudest waiter". [1] [2] The restaurant was closed in 2012 due to safety concerns, and reopened in 2015 on nearby Clay Street.


Sam Wo

Sam Wo (traditional Chinese: 三和粥粉麵 simplified Chinese: 三和粥粉面 Jyutping: Saam1wo4 zuk1 fan2min6 pinyin: Sānhé zhōu fěnmiàn , literally "Three Harmonies Porridge and Noodles") is a Chinese restaurant located in San Francisco, California. The restaurant's first location on 813 Washington Street was famous for being a venerable mainstay in the local Chinatown area, having been in the same location since 1907. Sam Wo gained notoriety in the 1980s for being the employer of Edsel Ford Fung, who was known locally as the "world's rudest waiter". [1] [2] The restaurant was closed in 2012 due to safety concerns, and reopened in 2015 on nearby Clay Street.


Sam Wo

Sam Wo (traditional Chinese: 三和粥粉麵 simplified Chinese: 三和粥粉面 Jyutping: Saam1wo4 zuk1 fan2min6 pinyin: Sānhé zhōu fěnmiàn , literally "Three Harmonies Porridge and Noodles") is a Chinese restaurant located in San Francisco, California. The restaurant's first location on 813 Washington Street was famous for being a venerable mainstay in the local Chinatown area, having been in the same location since 1907. Sam Wo gained notoriety in the 1980s for being the employer of Edsel Ford Fung, who was known locally as the "world's rudest waiter". [1] [2] The restaurant was closed in 2012 due to safety concerns, and reopened in 2015 on nearby Clay Street.


Sam Wo

Sam Wo (traditional Chinese: 三和粥粉麵 simplified Chinese: 三和粥粉面 Jyutping: Saam1wo4 zuk1 fan2min6 pinyin: Sānhé zhōu fěnmiàn , literally "Three Harmonies Porridge and Noodles") is a Chinese restaurant located in San Francisco, California. The restaurant's first location on 813 Washington Street was famous for being a venerable mainstay in the local Chinatown area, having been in the same location since 1907. Sam Wo gained notoriety in the 1980s for being the employer of Edsel Ford Fung, who was known locally as the "world's rudest waiter". [1] [2] The restaurant was closed in 2012 due to safety concerns, and reopened in 2015 on nearby Clay Street.


Sam Wo

Sam Wo (traditional Chinese: 三和粥粉麵 simplified Chinese: 三和粥粉面 Jyutping: Saam1wo4 zuk1 fan2min6 pinyin: Sānhé zhōu fěnmiàn , literally "Three Harmonies Porridge and Noodles") is a Chinese restaurant located in San Francisco, California. The restaurant's first location on 813 Washington Street was famous for being a venerable mainstay in the local Chinatown area, having been in the same location since 1907. Sam Wo gained notoriety in the 1980s for being the employer of Edsel Ford Fung, who was known locally as the "world's rudest waiter". [1] [2] The restaurant was closed in 2012 due to safety concerns, and reopened in 2015 on nearby Clay Street.


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