You big boy you been here four hour. No pay just go!
Only takes a few like them to ruin it for everyone.
My ex-husband, a democrat, used to brag and think it funny that his friend and he would go to an all-you-can-eat buffet and stay for hours, absolutely stuffing themselves. Religion and politics- two really important things to discuss before marriage.
People like these are the reason Ryan’s Steak House is going out of business.
5 bowls of stir fry would have been a snack for me back in the day.
My ex-boss got banned from a local Chinese all-ya-can-eatery when he got caught stuffing a bunch of egg-rolls in his pockets to take home to the wife and kids.
This happened to my sons football team. The entire O-line went one night, only stayed about an hour but when they were done, the manager asked them never come back.
Not sure if I have all the details right, but before he joined The NFL, supposedly all the HoJo’s in SC had a picture of William “The Refrigerator” Perry posted at their locations, titled DO NOT SEAT THIS MAN ON “ALL YOU CAN EAT” NIGHTS.
In Chris Miller’s book collecting up the original tales of the “Animal House”, he says his fraternity brothers used to go for the fine buffet, gorge themselves, puke in the bathroom, then have seconds and thirds.
“Booting” as the Romans did.
Dilbert’s Dad is still at the all-you-can-eat diner....
The Kinkster says it best: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWyoxwyB1wE
“That’s ALL you can eat!”
As a teenager, I worked at Wendy’s. I enjoyed taking care of the salad bar (and had customers actually tell me it was only good when I did it). A couple of weekends in a row, I saw a woman go to the bar with her takeout plate, fill up the lid with fillers (no lettuce) and leave.
After a couple of times, the manager told her she wasn’t welcome. I didn’t get it at first (the salad bar was “all you can eat”... how do you run afoul of that?). He explained that she was loading up on all of the expensive items in the lid of her dish so she only had to buy a head of lettuce to have salad all week at our expense.
People do abuse a good deal.
When I was a freshman my friends took me there and I ordered the special. I got a plate with a couple of pieces of catfish and a pile of cole slaw. The fish was good. I finished it up and signaled for more. The waitress came over and asked what I wanted and I said I ordered the "all you can eat for $4.00 special".
She look at me with a slight grin and said, "That IS all you can eat for $4.00"
My friends had a good laugh at my expense. But, the next semester I got to take a newbie there for his "special".
In my worldview, all-you-can-eat means, literally, all one person can stuff into his maw. Remember, for every human hog that threatens to break the bank you probably have three or four others that can’t come anywhere near eating enough to make up what they’ve paid, and that includes kids, who are interested only in the desserts.
A good friend of mine was kicked out of an Asian buffet. It was literally “You go now, you eat too much” (He eats like a refugee.) I have teased him about it for years.