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A Kilkenny restaurant's sarcastic response to a blogger asking for a free meal is going global

Mortifying on so many levels.

BLOGGERS OFTEN GET things for free in exchange for a mention or a shout out.

Roast partridge, black pudding, Savoy cabbage, ham and walnut dauphine, foie gras sauce

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It happens all the time, it’s part of how things work. If you work hard to amass a large following, why not enjoy some perks along the way?

One restaurant in Kilkenny might agree with that, but what they’re not too fond of is the expectation that they might get something for free.

Campagne in Kilkenny town, a michelin-star restaurant, tweeted a blogger request earlier in the week and it initially stirred up a reaction of disdain

A blogger they refuse to name got in touch hoping to sample a vegan meal for two in order to provide ‘significant online exposure’ on both their ‘blog and social media accounts’.

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The tweet was picked up all across the globe, with the likes of Mashable, The Huffington Post and the San Diego Union-Tribune. 2017-09-23 12-59-47-307 Source: Mashable 2017-09-23 13-02-54-650 Source: San Diego Union Tribune 2017-09-23 13-04-13-775 Source: Yahoo! news 2017-09-23 13-06-40-808 Source: Huffington Post

In fairness to Campagne, the bloggers did manage to get them some online exposure in the end.

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