A German triathlete was banned from an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant after he devoured almost 100 plates of sushi. Jaroslav Bobrowski, 30, was enjoying the $19 sushi buffet at Running Sushi in Landshut, Bavaria, last month when he was told he would have to stop. A former bodybuilder and Ironman competitor, Bobrowski still follows a special athletic diet in which he fasts for 20 hours and then eats until he is completely stuffed.
Each of the plates he wolfed had 2-3 pieces of sushi on it, meaning that he consumed hundreds of pieces of sushi. After seeing the huge portions Bobrowski was putting away, Running Sushi owner Tan Le told the NY Post, “He eats for five people. That is not normal.”
Though these days he dedicates most of his time to his career in software engineering, Bobrowski still works out to maintain his 172 pound, 5’7″ frame, and keep his body fat under ten percent.
Reactions to the story on Twitter were mixed, ranging from calling his gorge session “life goals,” to “absolutely vulgar,” and even suggesting that he should sue the restaurant for not staying true to their “all-you-can-eat” promise.
Life goals: Man who ate 100 plates of sushi banned from all-you-can-eat buffet https://t.co/BdRxWArPoq— Victoria Roberts (@VickyMRoberts) September 19, 2018
Gotta get your moneys worth!— ListsforAll (@lists4all) September 17, 2018
Reflecting upon the relentless chow down he witnessed, owner Tan Le said, “I myself am dead after 13 plates, but he always took five or seven plates at a time. This created a big hole on the sushi carousel and the other guests were asking if we had any more fish.” Le personally approached Bobrowski and told him that he would not be allowed back on account of his voracious appetite.
To add insult to injury, Bobrowski noted that the restaurant refused to accept any gratuity on his bill. “When I went to the checkout, I wanted to tip, but the waiter did not want to accept that. I’m banned from now on because I’m eating too much. I was stunned.” It hurt because he had been a regular at the restaurant, but he says that luckily he has found another delicious sushi place nearby called China City. Hopefully, they are prepared for his Olympic-sized appetite.
What do you make of this situation? Should restaurants always stay faithful to all-you-can-eat offers, or can they draw a line? Should Bobrowski take any action, legal or otherwise, against Running Sushi for banning him? Let us know in the comments down below!