In end end, more than 11,000 people signed a petition to shut down Rockstar Burgers.
A TKC reader reminds us:
"The Kansas City wave of social media criticism here was unprecedented. There was a massive movement because of rumors, personal animosity and a bad rep in the service industry community. It was a perfect storm that, in the end, neither media nor authorities could ignore. I don't expect this will be the end of the allegations we see in this case as more people come forward . . ."
With that, here's a roundup of all the relevant reporting and more info on the ALLEGATIONS AND CHARGES that the embattled owner must now confront . . .
KANSAS CITY (KCTV) - The owner of a West Bottoms restaurant that recently closed its doors is now facing criminal charges. A warrant was issued for Rockstar Burgers restaurant owner Brian Smith for second-degree domestic assault and felony armed criminal action. He is currently in custody at the Platte County Jail without bond.
KANSAS CITY, Mo -- A well-known restaurant owner is behind bars on Friday. Brian Smith, owner of Rockstar Burgers in the West Bottoms, is charged with domestic assault and armed criminal action for allegedly beating up his ex-girlfriend. FOX4 has previously reported on troubling police calls to the restaurant, which was open 24/7.
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) - Brian Smith, the owner of Rockstar Burgers, was charged on Friday with domestic assault and armed criminal action. That was a relief for many following the social media frenzy about Smith. The restaurant is now closed, and the owner is in jail without bond.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The owner of Rockstar Burgers in the West Bottoms has been arrested and charged with multiple felonies in Platte County. Brian Smith, 42, who owns the burger restaurant at 1611 Genessee St. in Kansas City, Missouri, was charged Friday with second-degree domestic assault and armed criminal action in connection with an alleged incident Nov.
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