All You Can Eat Dispute

This story reminds me of the joke about a customer who was upset that a waitress cut him off the buffet after two plates. "That's ALL you can eat for ten dollars!" she said. But this is a real story out of Thiensville, Wisconsin, where a man says all-you-can-eat doesn't mean just until the restaurant runs out of food.
At 6'6" and 350 lbs, Bill Wisth admits he's a big guy who can pack it away more than most.  And he wants one restaurant to make all-you-can-eat, all he can eat too.

"It's false advertising," said Wisth to TODAY'S TMJ4.

Wisth has a beef with the all-you-can-eat fish fry at Chuck's Place.  He was there Friday when the restaurant cut him off after he ate a dozen pieces.

"Well, we asked for more fish and they refused to give us any more fish," recalled Wisth.

The restaurant says it was running out of fish and patience; arguing Bill has been a problem customer before.  They sent him on his way with another eight pieces, but that still wasn't enough.

He was so fired up, he called the police.  "I think that people have to stand up for consumers," said Wisth.

And he wasn't done.  He came back two days later with a picket sign.

Wisth says he plans to protest at the restaurant every Sunday. A restaurant employee says Whisth still owes for food he's already eaten. Link -via HuffPo

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if it says "all you can eat" then it should be so. Meanwhile they are making money on people like me who go with their families but eat very little. So I don't feel bad for them. Depending on the customer, sometimes you will make money, sometimes not.
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All you can eat means exactly what it says. They can refuse to serve him altogether, that's their right, but once he's started to eat they've essentially entered into a contract - they've agreed to feed him 'all you can eat'.

You could argue that they were running low on supplies and perhaps he should have been the better man and accepted that other customers would also be affected by the shortage, but that's bad planning on the restaurant's part - the signs says they are open for 11 hours, and if the place is busy that's a lot of fish, so one 'big eater' wasn't to blame for the shortage, even if you assume he packed in enough to feed 4 or 6 'normal' all-you-can-eaters.

Fish is a tricky one for these kinds of offers - it doesn't sit heavily in your stomach so most people can eat more of it than, say, all-you-can-eat steak, which take much longer to digest.
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