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Pair banned from all-you-can-eat restaurant for eating too much
Telegraph (UK) ^ | October 2, 2012

Posted on 10/06/2012 4:50:36 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

George Dalmon, a former rugby player, and his friend Andy Miles were banned from all-you-can-eat restaurant, Gobi, In Brighton, after the manager branded them "a couple of pigs".

The men would each eat five bowls of stir-fry during their regular meals at the Mongolian barbecue, which invites guests to create their own dishes from the buffet.

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1 posted on 10/06/2012 4:50:41 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

You big boy you been here four hour. No pay just go!


2 posted on 10/06/2012 4:51:42 PM PDT by crghill (Silly Mormons, God is triune.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Only takes a few like them to ruin it for everyone.


3 posted on 10/06/2012 4:52:23 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


4 posted on 10/06/2012 4:57:34 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth)
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To: crghill
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TdwuiyO7hOU
5 posted on 10/06/2012 5:00:40 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: ConservativeStatement
Lionel Hutz: Now, Mrs. Simpson, tell the court in your own words what happened after you and your husband were ejected out of the restaurant.
Marge: Well, we pretty much went straight home.
Lionel Hutz: Mrs. Simpson, remember that you are under oath.
Marge: We drove around until three in the morning looking for another open all-you-can-eat seafood restaurant.
Lionel Hutz: And when you couldn't find one?
Marge: [crying] We... went... fishing.
Lionel Hutz: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, do these sound like the actions of a man whose had ALL he could eat?
6 posted on 10/06/2012 5:01:06 PM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: crghill

No sleep between eating! You sleep, you pay twice!


7 posted on 10/06/2012 5:02:11 PM PDT by henkster (With Carter, the embassy staff was still alive.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sirry Mongorians.


8 posted on 10/06/2012 5:02:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

People like these are the reason Ryan’s Steak House is going out of business.


9 posted on 10/06/2012 5:03:40 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

5 bowls of stir fry would have been a snack for me back in the day.


10 posted on 10/06/2012 5:04:11 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: mountn man

I’m not big but I can eat.


11 posted on 10/06/2012 5:05:36 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: chessplayer

You can tell this is in the UK.

If this had been America the owners would have realized these two are probably their best customers.

But in the UK they have no idea how to run a business and run off the two people who were paying often.

I would have just upped the prices a bit or changed the menu. Take advantage of the fact that these guys obviously like the food.


12 posted on 10/06/2012 5:06:12 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.

No, really.


13 posted on 10/06/2012 5:06:41 PM PDT by Condor 63
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


14 posted on 10/06/2012 5:07:28 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

"You no come back!"


15 posted on 10/06/2012 5:08:16 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I like Ryans. MUCH better than Old Country Buffet (owned by the same company)

I abhor OCB.

16 posted on 10/06/2012 5:08:20 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: pops88
Heh, I used to work at Sizzler and there were people who would come for lunch, then sit in the restaurant all day until supper time, drinking coffee, smoking, reading the paper, etc. Then have "dinner".

I know they were trying to get their money's worth, but damn, I've got better things to do with my time than hang out doing jack squat for 5 hours.

And these folks rarely if ever left a tip, even though they hogged the table all day. Not letting other (tipping) customers sit there.

17 posted on 10/06/2012 5:10:34 PM PDT by boop (It's not personal...it's strictly business)
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To: mountn man

Golden Corral used to be OK. I don’t know if it has changed. Haven’t been there in a long time. Buffets are bad for if you are trying to exercise some portion control.


18 posted on 10/06/2012 5:12:37 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: ConservativeMan55
If this had been America the owners would have realized these two are probably their best customers.

But in the UK they have no idea how to run a business and run off the two people who were paying often.

I would have just upped the prices a bit or changed the menu. Take advantage of the fact that these guys obviously like the food.

How are they the restaurants best customers? They are eating more than the cost of the buffet, which is netting the business a net loss. Plus, they were not ordering any drinks, which typically generate a high margin to offset the low margins generated by buffets.

A business has the right to choose who they wish to have as customers - I encounter potential customers nearly everyday who I politely inform that I cannot be of assistance to them and refrain from offering any more details.

The comments from locals that accompany the story do indicate that the restaurant has changed the wording on its menu to include verbiage that somewhat limits the buffet, which is prudent. It is absurd that some people feel the need to go in and eat a week's worth of food at a restaurant. Of course, the easy solution is to just remove the choice of buffets for everyone to prevent the minority slobs from tanking your business.

19 posted on 10/06/2012 5:17:20 PM PDT by RobertClark (Be prepared, be polite, be professional and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: boop

you’re supposed to tip at sizzler?


20 posted on 10/06/2012 5:18:04 PM PDT by Rio (Tempis Fugit.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Recently went to one in Virginia. Absolutely awful. Literally nothing edible. First and last time time I'll ever go to one.
21 posted on 10/06/2012 5:18:39 PM PDT by bramps
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To: pops88

back in my youthful (and poor) hippie days I had a friend that loved to go....went several times with him..he’d stuff himself and then purge and go back for more...I could never understand it....id stuff myself too but I was happy with the deal....his happiness with the meal was “getting over” on the restaurant..I could never understand that thinking....Guess that’s why I’m a living conservative today....and he’s dead democrat via a drug overdose...


22 posted on 10/06/2012 5:21:13 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


23 posted on 10/06/2012 5:28:34 PM PDT by jttpwalsh
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To: chessplayer
Only takes a few like them to ruin it for everyone.

Hey, it's either eat-all-you-can or it isn't.

24 posted on 10/06/2012 5:30:17 PM PDT by BfloGuy (Teach a man to fish and you lose a Democratic voter.)
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To: RobertClark

One day I was at the local Chinese buffet at dinnertime. Dinner was $2 more, as it included King Crab Legs. Two fatties came in, ordered water, and proceeded to eat nothing but Crab’s Legs. They went back at least 10 times whilst I was there. I was offended,,,, and embarrassed!


25 posted on 10/06/2012 5:32:00 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: ConservativeStatement; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

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.


26 posted on 10/06/2012 5:32:22 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Dilbert’s Dad is still at the all-you-can-eat diner....


27 posted on 10/06/2012 5:33:02 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: ConservativeStatement; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

The Kinkster says it best: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWyoxwyB1wE


28 posted on 10/06/2012 5:33:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: pops88
The three biggies that America was encouraged to never discuss ... sex, religion and politics are JUST what we SHOULD have been discussing.

Didja' read today's newspaper?

I rest my case

29 posted on 10/06/2012 5:35:18 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: ConservativeStatement

“That’s ALL you can eat!”


30 posted on 10/06/2012 5:35:54 PM PDT by loungitude (The truth hurts.)
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To: Condor 63
Back around 1986 or 1987, high school kids from the Yokosuka Base were banned from the local Shakey's because they liked to take advantage of the tabehodai (all you could eat) lunch pizza.

One kid would buy, eat for a while, his friend would come in, take the plate up for more, the first kid leaves, second kid pigs out, third kid shows up...They weren't even very sneaky about it because they knew the Japanese staff would be reluctant to confront noisy aggressive American kids.

There was a lot of whining about it, but they changed the rule to no teenagers unless accompanied by an adult, and that solved most of the problem.

31 posted on 10/06/2012 5:36:19 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
One day I was at the local Chinese buffet at dinnertime. Dinner was $2 more, as it included King Crab Legs. Two fatties came in, ordered water, and proceeded to eat nothing but Crab’s Legs. They went back at least 10 times whilst I was there. I was offended,,,, and embarrassed!

I've witnessed similar occurrences. It is rather disgusting. I once saw an enormous man in soiled work clothes in a restaurant restroom. He came out of a stall and walked straight out the door without a stop at the wash station. Upon exiting the restroom, I observed him loading a plate at the buffet. I've never eaten at a buffet since that day, and never will again!

32 posted on 10/06/2012 5:36:56 PM PDT by RobertClark (Be prepared, be polite, be professional and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: NittanyLion
LOL! Exactly what I was thinking of!
33 posted on 10/06/2012 5:37:25 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: boop
Last week I was out with some relatives for dinner.

We were done with the meal and I had paid the bill with a CC.

The waitress saw what I had given her for a tip and quietly thanked me when she caught my eye.

We stayed quite a bit longer and talked and when we got up to leave, I threw a few more dollars on the table, even though the restaurant was empty, but not closed.

My much younger cousin (actually, he's my 4th cousin) asked why I put more money down after I had already tipped her. Tommy is about 18, but doesn't have any real world experience, because of health issues. I decided to take the opportunity to teach him some proper restaurant edicate.

First , was why I left more. We stayed "longer" than normal, occupying her table. If the restaurant was busy and we were sitting there, she couldn't make any more tips. She lives off of her tips.

Second, ALWAYS leave a good tip. If you can't AFFORD to leave a good tip, you CAN'T AFFORD to eat out.

Third, leaving a good tip might just be a blessing they might need. Whether its financial or maybe it'll just brighten their day.

Lastly, they'll remember you. Maybe not the first time or the second, but the third or fouth time, they will. With that, you will almost always have stellar service.

Going to a restaurant is a mutual admiration society. The customer admires the servers service. And the server admires the costumers tips. As long as each continues to admire the other, everybody is happy.

Tommy noticed the waitress once again thanking me as we left. If he learned nothing else, he learned about respecting others and bring a small amount of joy into another persons life.

34 posted on 10/06/2012 5:38:02 PM PDT by mountn man (Happiness is not a destination, its a way of life.)
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To: crghill; JoeProBono
YOU go ahead and tell him he can't have a fourth serving!


35 posted on 10/06/2012 5:39:14 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (Obama likes to claim credit for getting Osama. Why hasn't he tried Khalid Sheikh Mohammed yet?)
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To: ConservativeMan55

That was my first thought. Would have used them in a TV promotion. For every guy like one of these two, there are a lot of women who won’t even finish the plate they served themselves. It is true, I think, about the sorry state of Brit enterprise.


36 posted on 10/06/2012 5:40:33 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

37 posted on 10/06/2012 5:40:34 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: NittanyLion

"Mr. Simpson, this is the most blatant case of fraudulent advertising since my suit against the film 'The Neverending Story.'"

39 posted on 10/06/2012 5:41:44 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Rio
you’re supposed to tip at sizzler?

Don't you get the hint, the little tray with mints and, often, a comment card to return.
40 posted on 10/06/2012 5:42:56 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: ConservativeMan55

Guys that spend $10 to eat $30 worth of food aren’t your best customers. At an all you can eat place your best customers are the ones that fill up on a single plate.


41 posted on 10/06/2012 5:44:28 PM PDT by discostu (Not a part of anyone's well oiled machine.)
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To: RobertClark

How are they the restaurants best customers? Because they are prime evidence that the food is good and there’s plenty of it. For every guy like these two, there are many women and children who will come in and eat very little. Now, in you local advertising, who would you use? The big guys or the picky little women and kids who don’t appear to want to eat your food? You aren’t from the UK, are you?


42 posted on 10/06/2012 5:45:37 PM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: discostu; righttackle44

They may not be your best customers.. but they’re still customers. They are handing you money for your product.

From a PR standpoint there are better ways to handle this.

Up the price and buy more food. Use them. They are obviously fond of the restaurant.


43 posted on 10/06/2012 5:49:03 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: M-cubed
Guess that’s why I’m a living conservative today....and he’s dead democrat via a drug overdose...

But you're both still voting.

44 posted on 10/06/2012 5:50:42 PM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: righttackle44
You aren’t from the UK, are you?

No, thank G-d! I'm an American and damn proud of it!

45 posted on 10/06/2012 5:51:55 PM PDT by RobertClark (Be prepared, be polite, be professional and have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

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.


46 posted on 10/06/2012 5:52:56 PM PDT by pgyanke (Republicans get in trouble when not living up to their principles. Democrats... when they do.)
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To: righttackle44

If they don’t really mean “all you can eat”, then they shouldn’t advertise “all you can eat”. It’s the English language. Those words mean something.

If they want to say “2 plates full of all you can eat,” then say that.” If they mean “all you can eat in 1 hour maximum, then say that.”

But, like you say, for every one of these over-eaters, there are lots of tiny women who will nibble and pick at very little food.

But, like my wife says: “Everyone always sneezes, coughs all over, or handles the food in those ‘all you can eat restaurants.’”

They really do. I’ve watched.


47 posted on 10/06/2012 5:52:56 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: Future Snake Eater

ROFL! One of my favorite episodes...and I forgot that line!


48 posted on 10/06/2012 5:53:24 PM PDT by NittanyLion
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To: a fool in paradise

Aaaaa help yourself sir.


49 posted on 10/06/2012 5:53:37 PM PDT by crghill (Silly Mormons, God is triune.)
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To: chessplayer

In the early 50s I used to go to Rands Roundup in Glendale California about 10:30 and have all you can eat prime rib and at 12:00 they would shift over to breakfast and we would eat that until 2:00+ for $2.25.


50 posted on 10/06/2012 5:54:56 PM PDT by dalereed
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