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Young tech employees hilariously stage a top-rated restaurant and make it real for a day

These youngsters created an elite restaurant as an internet prank and decided to play it out for a day.

Young tech employees hilariously stage a top-rated restaurant and make it real for a day
Cover Image Source: TikTok | @nytcooking

You may have heard people say that your 20s are a time to have fun and live your life to the fullest. This group of f youths from New York are doing it right as they decide to indulge in the most elite prank ever. The official page of NYT Cooking (@nytcooking) shared a video on TikTok of the group in their early 20s making the most out of a hysterical prank they pulled on thousands of people.  They created a fake well-furnished, top-tier, best-in-New York steakhouse and named it Mehran's Steak House.

Image Source: TikTok/@nytcooking
Image Source: TikTok | @nytcooking

The woman in the video shared that she got a reservation that was the toughest to get. She then mentioned that she was to dine at Meheran's Steakhouse and listed its best-selling points. "It's been booked out for over a year. Why is it so hard to get in? Maybe because it's not real," she said. The woman then mentioned that Mehran's Steak House was a prank started by tech employees in their early 20s. She further explained, "As a joke, they named their building Mehran Steak House after their roommate Mehran and their friends left insane reviews."

Image Source: TikTok/@nytcooking
Image Source: TikTok | @nytcooking

While people would expect a prank to last for a few days tops, this one escalated really quickly. "Somewhere, the joke got real and they made a website and decided to make the restaurant real for one night," she added. At least to say, they were not disappointed. 900 New Yorkers put in their names for what they presumed to be only the best in the country.

Recently, a few of the shortlisted guests received a call that there was a table available for them. With excited appetites, as anyone would have, the guests arrived in their formal attire, expecting the most elegant and classic experience ever. The woman also mentioned that several customers had been waiting for over a year.

Image Source: TikTok/@nytcooking
Image Source: TikTok | @nytcooking

"What these people didn't know is that they were gonna be served a meal made by kids in their early 20s, none of whom were getting paid." The pranksters rented out an event space and added every possible detail right from history, menus, celebrity pictures and so on. "There was an awkwardly staged proposal; fake Drake fans were waiting outside to create the illusion that celebrities dined there," said the woman. While the video portrayed the customers dining in the space they assumed to be Mehran's Steak House, there was an unusual bizarre feeling that emerged. With guests in quite a classy stature and the wine glasses and flowers neatly aligned, it was indeed hard to guess the prank.

Image Source: TikTok/@takingitaswego1
Image Source: TikTok | @takingitaswego1


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Image Source: TikTok | @therealdavid1

The video also captured a "22-year-old sommelier" struggling to open a bottle of wine. For the guys, it was hilarious but some of the customers were not too pleased about spending their money and weekend over a place that was a prank. However, the woman shared that the majority of the customers went in with zero expectations and that the boys managed to give the customers a fair experience through their "prank."

While commenters were of mixed opinions about the prank, many applauded the effort taken to pull off a sophisticated plan as such. @karaweber said, "The commitment to this bit is insane." @soopermega said, "Now and then, I miss NYC and this is why."

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