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Popular central coast burger joint apologizes over coronavirus social media post

Posted at 4:02 PM, Feb 21, 2020

Central coast restaurant Sylvester's Burgers is apologizing for a social media post that made remarks of the coronavirus making its way to San Luis Obispo County.

The restaurant posted a picture on their Instagram earlier this week saying, "Half price bud light all day (we don't carry Corona) when you mention this post."

The picture posted along with this caption shows a woman hugging a man. The woman is labeled as the "coronavirus" and the man is labeled as the "central coast".

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Along with the caption and the photo, the restaurant tagged the location as Camp Roberts. Earlier this week Camp Roberts was being considered as a potential option to house quarantine patients who may have the coronavirus.

The post received a lot of attention from follows. On Friday Sylvester's Burgers removed the post from their Instagram page, and posted another photo apologizing.

The picture is of a red "oops" button and the caption says in part, "Big oops! To those affected by our Corona Virus/Central Coast post that referred to the cruise ship passengers that were to be quarantined here: SO SORRY. Please accept our deepest apologies for any anger, hurt or negative emotions caused by it-that was not our intention."

KSBY reached out to management of Sylvester's Burgers, however we were unable to get in contact with them.

There are Sylvester's Burgers restaurants in Los Osos, Atascadero and Oceano.