Ava’s Kitchen is open for business!
Last month, Christophe Kyle made headlines when he wrote a hilarious review of his 18-month-old daughter Ava’s imaginary eatery.
“So I tried to support another Black Owned Business for lunch today. It’s called Ava’s Kitchen, just opened end of April. It’s a very clean establishment, but whewww let me tell you about this owner,” the father wrote on Instagram.
Though her business is “very clean,” Chef Ava’s restaurant features an interesting décor plan, which includes miniature tables as well as tiny chairs with pink heart balloons tied to them.
“First off, I asked why there are balloons on my chair, and it’s not my birthday? She talm’bout, mind yah business; those are Mommy’s,” Kyle wrote.
Additionally, you might want to avoid this establishment IF you’re looking for a quick bite!
“I been waiting on my order to get done for 45 minutes, and I’m the only customer here. She was making good progress at first, then she stopped for 20 minutes to go watch ‘Paw Patrol,’” he added.
While the “customer service could be better,” Kylie admits “the cook is a cutie; so I’ll give her another chance.”
“Let’s not give up on Black businesses so fast after one mistake,” he added.
Days after his adorable review went viral, Kyle gave an update on Ava’s Kitchen, which is thriving due to positive word of mouth.
“Just pulled back up to @myavachristine Kitchen after she went viral this past weekend and whewww, she got a line down the block y’all! Won’t He do it!” Kyle wrote, referencing the long line of stuffed animals eagerly awaiting to dine at Ava’s restaurant.
Ever since protests have erupted over the death of George Floyd, a 46-year-old unarmed black man whose neck was pinned the ground by white officer Derek Chauvin’s knee, various websites and social media pages have urged readers to support local black-owned businesses amid demonstrations as well as the COVID-19 outbreak.
In an article posted Wednesday, CNN journalist Jeanne Sahadi listed numerous ways one can help a black-owned business, which include setting up a GoFundMe page, spreading the word to potential new customers, ordering from them directly and not through a third-party delivery platform, and volunteering your services.