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  • that's a real crock!!! I would have politely asked him about the sign......then, if he was still being a smartass, I'd find out that companys email address or phone number, and inform them of what happened...maybe he was just having a bad day!!!
  • You don't have the number to your state's attorney general programmed into your phone? With me, it would have gone something like this "excuse me? Ok, but would you please bring me 2 more clean plates? Oh? Do you have a sign that states the all you can eat salid bar is limited? Let me just ask the attorney general what he thinks". Use the speaker phone.
  • I would also have been miffed - unlimited is unlimited so he should not have said that to you.
  • Sue the bastard.
  • lmfao. if you argue with them about it, they will probably point to a tiny sign in the corner that says that they have the right to stop serving you after so many trips. you should name the restaurant, too. :D damn. now i want to go order pizza.
  • The manager was out of line and I would have asked for his name and the number of the corporate office. And called them promptly. I would have been fuming and probably would have gone up three more times just to spite the idiot.
  • You can forget it or call him on it and file a complaint against him with the courts for putting a limit on you when it says all you can eat and force them to change the sign.
  • Are you big and round? Perhaps he was trying to help you out.
  • The usual limit for all u can eat places is a TIME limit. I think that guy was just being a jerk. I know at hour local buffets theres a 3 hour time limit, but we only learned this because the football team ate there and got kicked out after 3 hours lol. i would definatly file a complaint.
  • all-you-can-eat means as much as you want. You should've reported him to his manager/district manager. You can either ask other employees or just look up the numbers online to the corporate offices. Be sure to have his name and the location of the place he was working along with the date and time/shift when this happened. You can report that any time, and they will probably offer you something like free coupons to apologize for your experience. You can also report that to the better business bureau, because that's false advertising.
  • "All-you-can-eat" means just that. The manager was wrong. Tell him he is "false advertising".
  • That was wrong of the manager, but businesses also have the right to refuse service to anyone... so it would be a tough fight should you want something out of them. It might be worth it to call that manager's supervisor and explain the situation. Maybe it's a common occurrence with this one manager, but it's not company policy. On a personal note - when my sister-in-law was young (probably around 7) her parents took her to an 'all you can eat' shrimp night at the sizzler. After quite a few plates of shrimp, the manager cut her off too. He said that she couldn't have anymore because she was obviously sharing with someone. He said that no little girl could eat that many shrimp, and he refused to bring her more. She was, in fact, eating all the shrimp herself. But good luck convincing the manager of that, eh?
  • They were wrong to limit you if there is no limit posted. I've been to a few places that say something like "2 Trips through the salad bar" but that's about the only limits I've seen and they were always posted clearly.
  • The other answers you have received are good ones (except the one with the coarse language suggesting how to take revenge) so I won't go over that ground. But I will say this - salad, and other vegetable dishes are just about the cheapest items at such places - what an idiot the manager was to make an issue of this particular feature. And besides, if you fill up on salad, you will eat a lot less of the more expensive dishes, like meat and dessert! It also sounds like the manager was keeping tabs on the diners, which sounds creepy.
  • you were right. if it says "all you can eat" there wouldn't be any number of times you can get up or it would say "all you can eat in 2 sittings" or something like that. It's retarded that they'd have a sign that says all you can eat and then tell you to stop eating. You would think it's false advertising and therefore illegal.
  • Maybe the manager thought "All you can eat" means he tells you 'Hay buddy, That's all you can eat'.
  • Buy yourself a big dog (nasty the better) a white stick and some dark glasses!! Go to the all you can eat n start eating all you can. Don't think he'll dare say anything to you and if he does, let the dog loose on him and the dog can have his own all you can eat!!! Reason for white stick n glasses guide dogs are allowed anywhere!!!!
  • Heh! My response would have been along the lines of: "Make this a free trip, because I'm leaving. And give me the name of your supervisor because I'm talking to him BEFORE I leave." And if things would have gone down hill from there, then I would likely have initiated my own call to the police FIRST on the general principle that as long as I stand firm in my convictions, especially when supported by an all-you-can-eat advertisement, when the police arrive at MY call, they will be more sympathetic to MY plight...so long as nothing degenerates into violence or other rude or illegal stuff on my behalf.
  • I would document the instance (and anything that would happen after), go back as many times as I wished and as I was leaving I would have Asked to use their phonebook to look up the Better Business Bureau, One of our local Talk Radio fellows (I just love him) and his boss.
  • I would have went to the salad bar on my "last trip" and yelled, "FOOD FIGHT!" and started hurling salad and dressing everywhere.
  • Unless there's one of those nasty asterisks (*) next to All-You-Can-Eat - It means, all you can eat.
  • Where the hell is this restaurant... I am gonna go there with my brother and eat them out of business. As long as you were not leaving a ton of food half-eaten on plates, there was no need for him to come over to your table. If you were be wasteful, then I could understand him making a comment. Otherwise, he was way out of line.
  • I think that sucks. Back in college three of us went to this steakhouse that supposedly had an all the steak you can eat deal. They booted us out after the fourth or fifth steak. I raised hell. Wrote letter sto their headquarters (it was a local chain). I was sent some comp coupons for the next time I wanted to visit. I would say complain and see what happens.
  • Screw that manager. I would go back to that restaurant and spend all day there making as many trips as possible. Either make them accommodate you, or make them change their all you can eat slogan...
  • go to www.merchantcircle.com and write a review of what happened to you. then you have ensured that their name will be a foul stench around the land.
  • If you are over size 12, he was profiling you. He had his eyes on you the whole time and this is DISCRIMINATION. Report this to the local news station and let them do an undercover assignment with hidden cameras and wires on you so they can be brought to justice for their misleading practices.
  • you can sue under advertising standards also read the small print
  • remember; You, the customer is the most important thing in that restaurant. take it to the company and even the companies owner, there is no excuse for this kind of behavior. the number one reason it happens is because people think they can't make a difference, but we have the power. with out use they are an empty building with food spoiling un-eaten a few bad reports can kill a restaurant so upper management will bend over backward to make it up to you. at the hotel where i work, we give free meals and/hhonor points for much much less then just a rude server/manager.
  • I had a step-father who was told to leave a restaurant that was an all-you-can eat. Embarrassing. He never went back.

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