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Hum    6,928

George Dalmon, a former rugby player, and his friend Andy Miles were banned from all-you-can-eat restaurant, Gobi, In Brighton, after the manager branded them "a couple of pigs".

The men would each eat five bowls of stir-fry during their regular meals at the Mongolian barbecue, which invites guests to create their own dishes from the buffet.

Diners are told they can request meals "as many times as you wish" for ?12.

The manager, who did not want to be named, said the two friends were eating him out of business. He said: "Basically they just come in and pig out. We have put up with them for two years but I've had enough.

"They are in such a hurry to beat everyone to the food they spoil everything. We are supposed to be a buffet but they eat everything out of the bowls before people can get there. We just can't keep doing this."

He said diners drank only water and never paid the optional service charge. He added: "We are not a charity, we're a business. It's our restaurant and we can tell people not to come back if we don't want them to."

But Mr Dalmon, 26, said the restaurant should honour its promotion. He said: "They've only got small bowls and you can't get enough in there so we always go back for more.

"We've been eating there for a couple of years then suddenly the owner came to our table in front of all the customers and went absolutely mental. He said we were a couple of pigs and we were banned for life. I couldn't believe it."

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Growled    3,880

Isn't that what all you can eat is for? Maybe he needs to charge a bit more if he's losing money on those two.

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Hum    6,928

He should sneak in some crushed-up Mentos mints. :shifty:

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*RedBull*    608

I was thinking Hum was banned from the all you can eat restraunts....I mean I would ban him. :p

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Hum    6,928

I'm only banned from the sex houses. :shifty:

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+exotoxic    410

False advertising, deserves a fine.

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astropheed    1,751

He made a good effort putting up with it for 2 years, but it is still not right. He should raise the prices to compensate for his losses like any rational business would do; not go entirely against his business model in an emotional uproar. Still, I can't really fault him. Anyone can refuse anyone service, but he should have thought of a better excuse just for publicity sakes.

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tiagosilva29    885

I have not (yet) been banned from some all-you-can-eat restaurants but I notice they actively dodge my table when making rounds and just yesterday at a Japanese joint they gave me less than what I requested. Wwhen the people of my table were all done, and I kept going with requests the waitress came at me with a bitchy attitude -- "Hey, you no done yet?". Bitch please.

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nvllsvm    103

Sounds similar to telecoms once advertising unlimited data.

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HoochieMamma    458

"Sir, please don't take the steam trays....sir?"

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Ryoken    909

This isn't that uncommon, as in most places have made it legal.. "All You Can Eat" is a phrase, more than a promise.. they are allowed to enforce a "with reason".. It's not like after one day he kicked them out.. This had been going on for over a year..

In any case, I think he's within his rights to ban them. You can't have one or two people ruining it for every other customer who doesn't clean out a whole buffet.

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notuptome2004    140

This isn't that uncommon, as in most places have made it legal.. "All You Can Eat" is a phrase, more than a promise.. they are allowed to enforce a "with reason".. It's not like after one day he kicked them out.. This had been going on for over a year..

In any case, I think he's within his rights to ban them. You can't have one or two people ruining it for every other customer who doesn't clean out a whole buffet.

Well while they did go in ther for 2 year i dont think they should of got banned cause lets be honest tho they was paying for the all you can eat thing so they are paying customers . and didnt they think they could just make more of what ever they ate out of unless the place is to dang cheap to stock enough of what ever to cover ther all you can eat stuff

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Charisma    2,388

Yeah, I don't know about this. They're clearly regulars, and there are surely more people who don't eat their money's worth (always happens to me :pinch: ) than folks like this--I highly doubt they are losing money due to these two individuals.

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Ryya    8

"Fair use policy" comes to mind. :)

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bjoswald    210

Makes sense. It's not fair for some greedy slob to eat the entire inventory and deprive everyone else for one low price.

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Cute James    337

The owner has the right to decide who is and who is not welcome in his restaurant.

These two greedy bloaters deserve to be banned. Buffet-style restaurants are intended to allow customers to sample a wide variety of dishes, not simply to consume as much as possible.

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DirtyLarry    2,072

If there was ever a thread that needed the picture of the people in the article, this one is it.

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I LOVE the fact they are both holding they stomachs. :rofl:

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Hum    6,928

Yeah, I don't know about this. They're clearly regulars, and there are surely more people who don't eat their money's worth (always happens to me :pinch: )

Don't you want a big ass so you can then collect Disability ... ? :laugh:

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Detection    2,256

I don't think its the amount they are eating, but in the manner they are eating it

Quote:

"They are in such a hurry to beat everyone to the food they spoil everything. We are supposed to be a buffet but they eat everything out of the bowls before people can get there

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theyarecomingforyou    9,089
Yeah, I don't know about this. They're clearly regulars, and there are surely more people who don't eat their money's worth (always happens to me :pinch: ) than folks like this--I highly doubt they are losing money due to these two individuals.

These businesses make most of their money from drinks and if these people were avoiding drinks, eating large amounts of food and opting for the more expensive items then they could easily cost the business more money than they paid. Further, if the additional claims - like pushing other customers out of the way - are true then that is a legitimate concern, though they sound fabricated to me.

At the end of the day the business is making its money by offering "all you can eat" and should honour that. Some customers will cost more than they pay but they will make that up from the other customers. If they are losing money because of their business model then perhaps its time to change what they're doing. Two people should not be able to threaten the financial viability of a business.

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Growled    3,880

The owner has the right to decide who is and who is not welcome in his restaurant.

These two greedy bloaters deserve to be banned. Buffet-style restaurants are intended to allow customers to sample a wide variety of dishes, not simply to consume as much as possible.

So, how is anyone to know what "within reason" is when they clearly advertise all you can eat? Advertise "within reason" if you are going to be truthful.Everyone has a different idea of how much is too much.

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Hum    6,928

^ They should just charge by the pound. :p

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Cute James    337

That's actually a pretty good idea.

Place a set of scales at the entrance and calculate the 'all you can eat' price based on an individual's weight.

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DrJohnSmitherson    131

If you advertise "All can you can eat" deal with it. If you can't, stop advertising that. I honestly think this is messed up.

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Hum    6,928

That's actually a pretty good idea.

Place a set of scales at the entrance and calculate the 'all you can eat' price based on an individual's weight.

I really meant by the weight of the food they ate, but I guess you could weigh the customer, before and after eating. :laugh:

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