Article by Joanna Sarah-Freedman
We thought we were the masters of the all-you-can-eat buffet, but one woman says she was charged double for eating too much.
Like, is that even a *thing?*
TikToker @poppypaints took to the video sharing app to tell users how she’d ended up with a hefty bill because restaurant owners deemed the portions she took excessive.
And whilst we’d like to commend Poppy’s appetite, it sounds to us like the restaurant were just being ridiculous, and downright judgemental.
Check out the video below:
Responding to a trending video which asked: “Tell me the wildest way you have ever been fat-shamed,” Poppy went on to reveal what happened to her at the buffet.
“I once went to an all-you-can-eat buffet, and when the bill came, I noticed they’d charged me twice,” she said.
“I questioned it and asked why, and they said I’d eaten too much,” the TikToker explained.
Sorry, but someone needs to tell these folks this isn’t how all-you-can-eat works…
Naturally, people were pretty outraged in the comments of the TikTok, which has now amassed over 122,000 views, as they questioned how the restaurant could get away with such behaviour.
“Please tell me you didn’t pay!,” wrote one person.
To which Poppy replied: ” “No I argued and only paid the one flat rate.”
“So it’s ‘eat as much as we say’, not ‘eat as much as you want’,” said somebody else. “I need to keep this in mind for future reference. So rude of the restaurant.”
“That doesn’t make sense… it’s all you CAN EAT,” wrote a third TikToker.
The content creator added that, thanks to her “body positive movement/empowerment journey,” she is now able to “laugh” about cruel comments, but added that she’s all too aware that others don’t find it as easy.
This isn’t the first time an all-you-can-eat buffet has caused drama. A few years ago, an athlete was actually banned from an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant for eating all he could.
One of the first to spot the new offer was regular restaurant patron Jaroslav Bobrowski. An ex-bodybuilder turned iron-man triathlete, Bobrowski is committed to a diet rich in protein-heavy, healthy foods such as sushi – and let’s just say he appreciated the offer a little too much for the restaurant’s liking.
Over the course of a single evening, Bobrowski managed to consume an astonishing 100 plates of sushi, pausing only to take occasional swigs of green tea, and ended up getting banned. You can read more about that here.