While many restaurants would wish to have more customers showing up to patronize them, a particular restaurant has done the unbelievable by banning a customer for eating too much. Do you know that the place is an “All-You-Can-Eat” restaurant, yet they banned someone for eating ‘all he could eat.’ What an irony.
Jaroslav Bobrowski, a 30-year-old Ironman triathlete from Germany, was recently banned by an-all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant for eating around 100 plates of food, something the owner considered “not normal” and very bad for business.
Bobrowski works as a software engineer, but also trains for Ironman triathlons and is on a special diet where he doesn’t eat anything for 20 hours a day and then eats until he is full. Last weekend, he and his girlfriend stopped at the Running Sushi all-you-can-eat restaurant in Landshut, Bavaria, where he paid the fixed price of €15.90 and spent about an hour and a half stuffing himself with around 100 plates of sushi. For those who might not know, Sushi is a Japanese dish of specially prepared vinegared rice, which is usually made with some sugar and salt, combined with a variety of ingredients, such as seafood, vegetables, and occasionally tropical fruits.
As Bobrowski continued stuffing his stomach with one plate of sushi after another, waiters at the restaurant who were stunned by what they were seeing just stopped clearing his table of plates at a point and when he finally finished, the former bodybuilder was told that he wasn’t welcome anymore.
Bobrowski had been a regular at Running Sushi, and both the restaurant staff and the owner were aware of his healthy appetite, but it wasn’t until his latest and hungriest visit that they finally decided they didn’t want him as a customer. Apparently, the average person eats about 20 – 25 plates of sushi, so his 100 plates in one sitting is really bad for business.
“The gentleman has been here several times, and we noticed he eats up to 100 plates of sushi, which is not normal,” an employee of Running Sushi told the Donaukurier newspaper. “We hate sending customers away, but in this case we had to, because sometimes there would be no more sushi left for other guests. We’re sorry!”
The Ironman triathlete was stunned by the restaurant’s decision to ban him, and voiced his discontent on Google, where Running Sushi has very high reviews. After seeing Bobrowski’s complaint, the owner himself offered an explanation:
“Dear Mr. Jaroslav, we are sorry that we had to ban you from our establishment, but you always eat for four to five people.”
AT first, Mr. Bobrowski, who stands at just 172 centimeters and only weighs 79 kilograms, was a bit disappointed to have been banned but he now laughs about it himself. After the story went viral in Germany, his athlete friends actually congratulated him on his achievement. They all felt that getting banned from an all-you-can-eat restaurant for eating too much is not something anyone can do. So to them it was no small achievement.
Bobrowski might not have a problem with getting another venue where he can truly “eat allhe can.” When asked where he’ll be filling his belly from now on, the 30-year-old said that there is another sushi restaurant in Landshut. They noticed his appetite as well, but instead of banning him, they just subtly asked him if he’d like to order another drink with all that food. So he orders an extra drink, just so he can eat until he’s full.
What a customer. I bet so many restaurants would want to make Bobrowski customer for life.