A restaurant banned a customer from overeating in an all-you-can-eat buffet. The incident has caused quite a commotion as both customer and owner of the restaurant went public with their grievances, and made news even on BBC!
Chinese food vlogger Kang told Hunan TV that he was blacklisted from Handadi Seafood BBQ in China Changsha city for eating too much. He expressed his disappointment as he had never received such treatment from an all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant.
"I can eat a lot. Is that a fault?", said the mukbang live-streamer who felt discriminated for having a large appetite.
Kang also pointed out to the local media that he did not break any rules and regulations of the grill buffet restaurant with food wastage.
According to reports, Kang was barred from entering on his fifth visit. The restaurant staff has tried to confront him before, saying there will be nothing left for other customers. On his fourth visit, they finally stopped Kang from continuing and requested him to leave when he was on his fourth tray of lamb skewers.
The owner of Handadi Seafood BBQ, Wang, did not hold back on sharing his side of the story.
"Every time he comes, I lose a few hundred yuan", said Wang to the local media.
The price for the all-you-can-eat buffet costs 69 yuan. The disgruntled owner elaborated on Kang's series of binges at his restaurant.
"When he eats the pork trotters, he consumes the whole tray of them. And for prawns, usually, people use tongs to pick them up; he uses a tray to take them all."
"Even when he drinks soy milk, he can drink 20 or 30 bottles," the owner said. Together with his friend, they consumed over 50 bottles of soy milk alone.
In addition, Wang also bans all food live-streamer from setting foot into his restaurant.
The story has been trending on Chinese social media and has racked up millions of views on Weibo with different opinions from the public.
While some felt sorry for the restaurant owner, some stated that the restaurant should not be an all-you-can-eat restaurant if they can't afford it. Netizens also suggested regulations that protect restaurants from customers who can really eat it all.
What do you think? Breach of customers' rights? Or a violation of the unspoken rule on overeating? STAY SAFE!!!