I have been a LOYAL Coop's fan since 1993 when I first stumbled in off the street, met Faye (French Quarter legend bartender) and had one of my best New Orleans lunches ever.
I return to New Orleans at least twice a year and always eat there 2 or more times.
Over the years I have sent hundreds (maybe more) of friends and my customers there.
I was there yesterday......Tuesday March 11th 2013 and as always walked in and sat at the bar but this time things were a little different.
I was served a full plate of major, nasty attitude from some b***h waitress about waiting to be seated and not seeing the sign I walked right by.
I left and will NEVER return. NEVER!
YES......it is that easy to lose a loyal 20+ year patron.
Just as well - the food isn't nearly what it once was. Earlier in the week for lunch I had cold beans and rice with burned sausage (I didn't complain).
There are simply far too many good restaurants in New Orleans to deal with being treated like s**t at Coop's.