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