When Che Fico opened in San Francisco in 2018, it was a right away hit. Folks waited so long as 4 hours to eat wood-fired pizza and handmade pasta within the beautiful, second-floor restaurant overlooking Divisadero Avenue. In lower than six months, Bon Appetit named Che Fico one of many 10 finest new eating places within the nation.
Inside, although, Che Fico was crumbling, the restaurant’s house owners mentioned. The restaurant may barely sustain with the demand, regardless of everybody working time beyond regulation. House owners David Nayfeld and Matt Brewer felt overwhelmed by the stress, and the restaurant was shedding cash. Their stress trickled all the way down to an overworked, sad and underpaid workers. It got here to a head sooner or later within the kitchen, when a sous-chef overcooked $1,000 price of octopus for the second time. Nayfeld misplaced it. He began screaming and cursing on the worker.