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No-Carb Eating Couple Booted From Buffet for Eating Too Much Beef (Chuck-A-Rama incident)
AP ^ | april 23,2004

Posted on 04/23/2004 8:08:56 PM PDT by nuconvert

No-Carb Eating Couple Booted From Buffet for Eating Too Much Beef

Apr 23, 2004

The Associated Press

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A couple on a low-carb diet were kicked out of a buffet restaurant after the manager said they'd eaten too much roast beef. Sui Amaama, who along with his wife have been on the Atkins Diet for two weeks, was "It's so embarrassing actually," said Isabelle Leota, Amaama's wife. "We went in to have dinner, we were under the impression Chuck-A-Rama was an all-you-can-eat establishment."

Not so, said Jack Johanson, the restaurant chain's district manager.

"We've never claimed to be an all-you-can-eat establishment," said Johanson. "Our understanding is a buffet is just a style of eating."

The general manager who was carving the meat Tuesday became concerned about having enough for other patrons and asked Amaama to stop, Johanson said.

Offended, the couple asked for a refund. The manager refused and called police when they would not leave.

The couple said they have eaten at Chuck-A-Rama's $8.99 buffet at least twice a week, but did not plan to return.


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"asked to leave after he went up to the buffet at the Chuck-A-Rama in suburban Taylorsville for his 12th slice of roast beef."

Whoa

1 posted on 04/23/2004 8:08:57 PM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert
Try Furrs all you can eat.
2 posted on 04/23/2004 8:12:08 PM PDT by GeronL (John F Kerry; Repeat to thyself often: The Mississippi is not the Mekong Delta)
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To: nuconvert





SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A couple on a low-carb diet were kicked out of a buffet restaurant after the manager said they'd eaten too much roast beef.
Sui Amaama, who along with his wife have been on the Atkins Diet for two weeks, was asked to leave after he went up to the buffet at the Chuck-A-Rama in suburban Taylorsville for his 12th slice of roast beef.

"It's so embarrassing actually," said Isabelle Leota, Amaama's wife. "We went in to have dinner, we were under the impression Chuck-A-Rama was an all-you-can-eat establishment."

Not so, said Jack Johanson, the restaurant chain's district manager.

"We've never claimed to be an all-you-can-eat establishment," said Johanson. "Our understanding is a buffet is just a style of eating."

The general manager who was carving the meat Tuesday became concerned about having enough for other patrons and asked Amaama to stop, Johanson said.

Offended, the couple asked for a refund. The manager refused and called police when they would not leave.

The couple said they have eaten at Chuck-A-Rama's $8.99 buffet at least twice a week, but did not plan to return.

3 posted on 04/23/2004 8:12:17 PM PDT by sharktrager (The greatest strength of our Republic is that the people get the government they deserve.)
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To: nuconvert
The manager is acting like an idiot.

Two people simply could not clean out a buffet for the whole night.

There was a middle ground here and Mr. Beef missed it, greatly to the detriment of his business.

His restaurant should be named Overreactions R Us.
His next book, "How To Drive away Your Customer Base in One Easy Lesson."
4 posted on 04/23/2004 8:12:45 PM PDT by GretchenM (Pray for our troops.)
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To: nuconvert
HA !
Atkins Alert....
5 posted on 04/23/2004 8:13:39 PM PDT by traumer
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To: sharktrager
This s disgusting, refusing food to the parton's because they did not cook enough, and I hope these people see them in court.
6 posted on 04/23/2004 8:14:54 PM PDT by tessalu
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To: nuconvert
The buffets here in CA are filled with people cows who are eating themselves to death.

Even too much meat isn't a real diet.
7 posted on 04/23/2004 8:15:15 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: sharktrager
Wow. You can tell they've been on the Atkins way of eating for only a couple weeks - after awhile, regular or smaller portions of protein are more than enough to satisfy. Buffet or no buffet, 12 slices is a bit much!
8 posted on 04/23/2004 8:16:23 PM PDT by Moonmad27 (Imagine our country under the "leadership" of a President Kerry. Scary, isn't it?! Vote W in 04!)
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To: tessalu
I"m with you,they should sue,and I usually hate frivolous lawsuits.


9 posted on 04/23/2004 8:17:43 PM PDT by Mears
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To: sharktrager
wow...deja vu
10 posted on 04/23/2004 8:17:53 PM PDT by nuconvert ("America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins." ...( Azadi baraye Iran)
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To: sharktrager
Sui Amaama, who along with his wife have been on the Atkins Diet for two weeks, was asked to leave after he went up to the buffet at the Chuck-A-Rama in suburban Taylorsville for his 12th slice of roast beef.

Stupid restaurant. Stupid couple too. They obviously haven't read Dr. Atkin's book.

11 posted on 04/23/2004 8:19:24 PM PDT by bluefish (Disclaimer for Pukin: I do not believe Freepers should die for arguing with me.)
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To: Bacon Man; Hap
You been here four hour! You go now!


12 posted on 04/23/2004 8:19:50 PM PDT by Xenalyte (I may not agree with your bumper sticker, but I shall defend to the death your right to stick it)
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To: nuconvert

13 posted on 04/23/2004 8:20:31 PM PDT by paul in cape
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To: nuconvert
The couple said they have eaten at Chuck-A-Rama's $8.99 buffet at least twice a week, but did not plan to return.

for $8.99 they certainly got their $$$'s worth if he was up to his 12th slice of roast beef. Couldn't have been a really high quality beef at those prices.

14 posted on 04/23/2004 8:21:58 PM PDT by SunnyUsa
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To: paul in cape
Now there's an appetite suppressor!
15 posted on 04/23/2004 8:23:41 PM PDT by nuconvert ("America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins." ...( Azadi baraye Iran)
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To: traumer
50 years ago when I was in high school I used to go to a Rands Roundup in Glendale, CA at 10:00 every night and gorge on their prime rib and then stay until 2:00 when they changed to breakfast at midnight when I was trying to put on 20 pounds in 30 days so that I could play varsity football in my freshman year. Because of my age I had to weigh 200# to play varsity ball.

Never had a complaint about eating too much.

At the time I think the price was $1.75 for the buffet!
16 posted on 04/23/2004 8:23:41 PM PDT by dalereed (,)
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To: paul in cape
He should have placed that picture in front of the meat that would have stopoped their apetite.
17 posted on 04/23/2004 8:24:35 PM PDT by sgtbono2002 (I aint wrong, I aint sorry , and I am probably going to do it again.)
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To: Xenalyte
We pay! We pay!
18 posted on 04/23/2004 8:26:54 PM PDT by scott7278 ("FR will NOT be used to help replace Bush with a Democrat." -- Jim Robinson, 2/01/04)
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To: paul in cape
Brilliant Idea,haul that picture out and everybody in the restaurant would lose their appetite.


19 posted on 04/23/2004 8:26:57 PM PDT by Redcoat LI ("help to drive the left one into the insanity.")
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To: Mears
I"m with you,they should sue,and I usually hate frivolous lawsuits.

I think the couples choice of a response to the restaurant manager’s rudeness is sufficient.

The couple said they have eaten at Chuck-A-Rama's $8.99 buffet at least twice a week, but did not plan to return.

Tying up the court with something like this would be silly. If they want to go further they can spend a few weekends picketing. The restaurant’s owner will soon make amends especially if the couple garner more press coverage.

20 posted on 04/23/2004 8:27:59 PM PDT by Pontiac (Ignorance of the law is no excuse, ignorance of your rights can be fatal.)
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To: dalereed
So, you're the guy!
I hear they stopped looking for you last year.

LOL
21 posted on 04/23/2004 8:29:03 PM PDT by nuconvert ("America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins." ...( Azadi baraye Iran)
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To: A CA Guy
In the east, we have "Old Country Buffet," where very very large people line up in sweat clothes to pay $8.50 to eat as much as they like in a cafeteria-like setting.


Be afraid...be very afraid.
22 posted on 04/23/2004 8:29:23 PM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: nuconvert
Sui Amaama, who along with his wife...

OK, I'll get both comments into one post, and get it over with.

"It's not easy being a body named Sui!!"

With a name like Sui, shouldn't he be on a pork diet, not beef?

OK, I feel better now.

23 posted on 04/23/2004 8:30:32 PM PDT by White Eagle
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To: Xenalyte
Oh, I love that guy. I heard him on XMRadio and almost wrecked my car.

Ever see "The Critic?" The corpulent Jay Sherman approaches a Chinese buffet and we hear from inside:

[Chinese accent] Oh! It is the beast with many mouths! Lock the door!

24 posted on 04/23/2004 8:31:31 PM PDT by Petronski (I'm not always cranky.)
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To: Xenalyte
http://www.johnpinette.com/clips/chinesebuffet.wma

Here's an audio link from his official site. He's even funnier when you see him, though.
25 posted on 04/23/2004 8:31:51 PM PDT by scott7278 ("FR will NOT be used to help replace Bush with a Democrat." -- Jim Robinson, 2/01/04)
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To: dalereed
I was trying to put on 20 pounds in 30 days so that I could play varsity football in my freshman year.

Did you succeed?

26 posted on 04/23/2004 8:31:59 PM PDT by Pontiac (Ignorance of the law is no excuse, ignorance of your rights can be fatal.)
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To: nuconvert
12th slice ... gee, I wonder why they were on the Atkins diet? Why don't they just stop eating so much? Now they are probably heading over to the trough at the court house. </obvious>
27 posted on 04/23/2004 8:32:40 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (He says "Bring it on!!" Then when you do, he says, "How dare you!! ")
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To: nuconvert
They should have tried for the "Big Texan" challenge in Amarillo! It's 72 oz of Texas' finest sirloin. It's free if you can finish it.


28 posted on 04/23/2004 8:34:33 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: nuconvert
ROTFL!

You can't make this stuff up folks!

Or just stuffed period or something, stuffing, stuffed, you get the idea!
29 posted on 04/23/2004 8:34:40 PM PDT by ladyinred (Kerry has more flip flops than Waikiki Beach)
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To: Mears
I"m with you,they should sue,and I usually hate frivolous lawsuits.

A complaint to the BBB and the State Attorney General is probably sufficient. The bad press the restaraunt got is probably punishment enough and they probably will get a few phone calls. The place probably lost a whole lot of business with the Atkins people.
30 posted on 04/23/2004 8:35:50 PM PDT by Arkinsaw
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To: nuconvert
your post lost some of the article somehow
31 posted on 04/23/2004 8:37:13 PM PDT by sharktrager (The greatest strength of our Republic is that the people get the government they deserve.)
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To: SunnyUsa

32 posted on 04/23/2004 8:37:15 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: scott7278
http://www.johnpinette.com/clips/ozbuffet.wma
33 posted on 04/23/2004 8:38:35 PM PDT by scott7278 ("FR will NOT be used to help replace Bush with a Democrat." -- Jim Robinson, 2/01/04)
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To: A CA Guy
Bingo! Especially at the salad bar where they think piling tons of cheese and salad dressing on the lettuce, corn, peas, sprouts, carrots, beets, mushrooms, croutons, etc is low cal! I avoid buffet's like the plague!
34 posted on 04/23/2004 8:38:41 PM PDT by ladyinred (Kerry has more flip flops than Waikiki Beach)
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To: nuconvert

35 posted on 04/23/2004 8:38:42 PM PDT by FreedomCalls (It's the "Statue of Liberty," not the "Statue of Security.")
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To: sharktrager
Anyone remember the fat glutton puker who exploded in Monty Python's "The Meaning of Life?"

An image of the guy would be most appropriate for this thread.

36 posted on 04/23/2004 8:40:26 PM PDT by yooper (If you don't know where you're going, any road will take you there......)
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To: GretchenM
This is funny, its kind of like the Simpsons episode where Homer was kicked out of a all you can eat restaraunt.
37 posted on 04/23/2004 8:40:27 PM PDT by aft_lizard (I actually Voted for John Kerry before I voted against Him)
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To: nuconvert
Reminds me of Flip Wilson's routine about running a lemonade stand with the slogan "All You Can Drink for A Dime!

Then, when the customer requested a second glass, Flip would say, "You had one glass, right? Well, that's all you can drink for a dime!"

38 posted on 04/23/2004 8:41:47 PM PDT by Bronzewound
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To: glock rocks
Don't invite this couple to your BBQ this weekend...
39 posted on 04/23/2004 8:41:53 PM PDT by tubebender (My wild oats have turned to shredded wheat...)
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To: aft_lizard
Its all you can eat. Not you can eat all!
40 posted on 04/23/2004 8:42:09 PM PDT by aft_lizard (I actually Voted for John Kerry before I voted against Him)
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To: Moonmad27
I bet they were pocketing the Beef to take home.
41 posted on 04/23/2004 8:43:21 PM PDT by Gracey (NOT Fonda Kerry and his 9.10 Democrat Party mentality)
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To: sharktrager
Oh...thanks.

42 posted on 04/23/2004 8:43:23 PM PDT by nuconvert ("America will never be intimidated by thugs and assassins." ...( Azadi baraye Iran)
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To: paul in cape
I've seen this photograph before and the couple in the
photo look greasy, smelly and unkempt. I can't imagine
being in the same room with them.
43 posted on 04/23/2004 8:44:53 PM PDT by davisfh
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To: tessalu
Future headline:

Sui Amaama Suing Chuck-A-Rama

44 posted on 04/23/2004 8:45:42 PM PDT by mikrofon (Good thing they didn't upchuck-a-rama...)
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To: GretchenM
The manager is acting like an idiot.

And doesn't the inclusion of the words "Chuck" and "Rama" in the restaurant's name downright guarantee a copious supply of MEAT? Come ON!

45 posted on 04/23/2004 8:46:08 PM PDT by Bronzewound
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To: nuconvert
Well, Thank you but, I am the reason The Golden Corral went to charging by weight on the carry-out buffet. They used to give you a 9" square styrofoam lunch tray box thingy, a 5" square plastic salad box and a plastic ice cream bowl with a lid and you could pay your $5.99 for the lunchtime buffet and go fill up. Heh, heh, heh... I could eat roasted chicken, wings, ribs, roast beef, etc... for a week on that $5.99.
46 posted on 04/23/2004 8:47:30 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: nuconvert
my opinion is these people were hogs and they shouldn't think they can hog everyone elses roast beef,, I know I'd be pissed if I came in an hour later and all the beef was gone because a couple ate 5 pounds of beef,, you just know when other diners watch these people woofing down the roast beef they jump up and fill their plates,, it's the domino theory,, half those other people might never have even eaten any beef that night or gotten another helping,,, The difference beween making and losing money in the restaurant business is a fine line,, If it was all you can eat roast beef nite I would agree but those people were inconsiderate of all the other diners,, they are getting to eat for $8.99 because people get a variety of foods in a buffet and everyone gets to sample but if everyone eats nothing but the most expensive entre then the place is out of business,, but what do those pigs care? they will just go down the road and ruin the next place for everyone,,,,,
47 posted on 04/23/2004 8:47:59 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Hatteras
Hey, if God didn't want us to eat animals he wouldn't have made them out of meat.

(OK, that's enough out of me on this topic. Sorry.)

48 posted on 04/23/2004 8:51:09 PM PDT by Bronzewound
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To: nuconvert
My wife and I have been on Atkins since last November. My wife has dropped 40 pounds. I've dropped 31. We went to Golden Corral last week. It is an all you can eat buffet too. The place is loaded with elephant and hippo sized customers. We picked out chicken, pot roast, a single burger patty, some tuna salad and a small green salad from the bar. Ice tea (unsweetened) to drink. One small plate was just fine. No trips to the dessert bar. It is possible to patronize those kinds of places, eat well and not be a totally disgusting pig.

Our local Mongolian barbecue operates the same way. Even with an "all you can eat" policy, I always stop at one plate. It's economical, tasty and I'm losing weight. I head to my basement to lift weights 3 nights a week. My wife hits the treadmill for 45 minutes. We're turning fat into lean muscle. We've had no cases of sickness even when people around us had flu and colds. Atkins seems to be good for the immune system too.

The lady who runs the Mongolian barbecue has our routine figured out. No rice. No soup. No fried eggroll. My preferred drink lands at the table while I put 4 tomato slices, 4 broccoli sprigs, onions and mushrooms in the bottom of the bowl. The veggies are topped with slices of chicken, pork and beef. A run down the sauce line adds fresh chopped garlic, 2 scoops of garlic oil, 1 scoop of sesame oil, 1 scoop of Mongolian sauce, 1 scoop of Japeno sauce and 5 tablespoons of extra hot chili sauce. She does the "stir fry" while I make a salad of iceberg lettuce, grated cheddar cheese, a scoop of Bleu Cheese dressing, a sprinkle of bacon bits and sunflower seeds. The bottom line is $7.40.

49 posted on 04/23/2004 8:51:57 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: davisfh
I can't imagine being in the same room with them.

I'm having considerable trouble occupying the same planet.

50 posted on 04/23/2004 8:52:46 PM PDT by Bronzewound
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