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Kandi Burruss Explains Why She Isn't Hiring a New Host at Old Lady Gang

The Kandi & The Gang boss explained why she hasn't made a staffing change despite Yelp reviews.

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On the March 6 premiere of Kandi & The Gang, Kandi Burruss revealed that although Shawndreca Robinson is a "great host" at her restaurant Old Lady Gang, their customers don't always feel the same way. So on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen the same night, Andy asked on behalf of a viewer, "If people complain about Shawndreca in the Yelp reviews for OLG, why keep her on as a hostess?" 

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"The thing about Shawndreca is, you know, she's our longest-running host. It's hard to keep a good host. She's not necessarily the best host, but she's a host, and we need her," Kandi explained with a laugh. "I'm just playing...Everybody in the restaurant industry understands it's really been hard to get employees now. So the people that are loyal to me, I try to be loyal to them, even though they made need a little work in some areas. But she's loyal."

Kandi discussed her mixed feelings about Shawndreca as an employee during the episode of Kandi & the Gang"We have three hostesses. Shawndreca's a great host, but sometimes she has an attitude," she said. "I see people talking about her in the reviews, and it ain't always nice, OK?" In her own interview, however, Shawndreca declared: "I'm very nice to people. Sometimes." 

Kandi and Todd Tucker seem to have different opinions when it comes to Shawndreca's employment. "When people stick with you from the beginning, and the loyalty is there, you know, I try to work with them," Kandi explained, before Todd added, "I don't need somebody loyal to me that's not doing what I need them to do. We're doomed."

Watch more from Kandi's WWHL appearance in the video above!

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