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Old 01-02-2008, 09:35 PM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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'Hearty eater' claims La. buffet restaurant overcharged and then banned him.

A 6-foot-3, 265-pound man says a restaurant overcharged him for his trips to the buffet line, then banned him and a relative because they're hearty eaters. A spokesman for the restaurant denies the claim.

Ricky Labit, a disabled offshore worker, said he had been a regular for eight months at the Manchuria Restaurant in Houma, eating there as often as three times a week.

'Hearty eater' claims buffet banned him | Newsweek News | Newsweek.com (http://www.newsweek.com/id/82756 - broken link)
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Old 01-04-2008, 08:46 PM
Location: N of citrus, S of decent corn
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Well, I guess it's a restaurant's right to refuse service to anyone, but if I were them, I'd just raise my prices to cover the cost, and buy more food.
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Old 01-05-2008, 08:50 PM
Location: MA/NH
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Back in May of 2006, a family got banned from a Chinese buffet restaurant in Iowa for being wasteful and not clearing their plates.

Family banned from buffet line - Weird news - MSNBC.com

Dragon House manager Kent Cao said his restaurant offers an all you can eat buffet, not all you can waste. Dershem's family took food, didn't finish it and then piled on the same food again, he said."She’s done that too many times," Cao said. "We would welcome her back if she has respect and knows what she wants."

Bob Oberbillig, an adjunct professor at the Drake Legal Clinic, says the patron would have no legal case against exclusion from a business unless there are other factors such as racial discrimination or mental health issues. "An establishment can exclude people if they smoke or waste food," he said. "It's still a private business."
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:31 PM
Location: Michigan
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So only small eaters and when know what you want can have the * all you can eat buffet!*

What a Joke,
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