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Florida restaurant helps women feel safe on dates

Ordering certain drink alerts staff that customer is in need

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A restaurant in downtown St. Petersburg is working to make sure guests feel safe when they meet new people on dates.

 

The Tampa Bay Times reports that Iberian Rooster, a Portuguese fusion eatery, has placed a framed sign in the women's restroom.

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If a woman feels unsafe and needs help, the sign encourages her to order an "angel shot" at the bar or through a server at her table. That code will alert staff that someone needs help.

 

The restaurant owner said that if a guest orders an angel shot neat, a bartender will escort her to her car.

If she orders it with ice, the bartender will call an Uber or a taxi. Order it with lime, and the restaurant staff will call police.