We have All You Can Eat nights three times a week. Monday is spare ribs, Tuesday is chicken and Wednesday is beef ribs. On those three nights I have to fight with two out of three tables regarding taking food to go. The policy is all you can eat in the restaurant, not all you can eat for the next week. The one table that doesn’t ask for a go box wants to share the all you can eat special. Again, it’s all YOU can eat, not all you AND your family can eat for ten bucks.
If someone orders the All You Can Eat and only gets one plate, then we give go boxes. If they eat until they are bulging and then order two more sets of meat, they can’t have a box. The typical conversation goes like this:
People: Could I get a box?
Me: I’m sorry, we don’t give boxes for the All You Can Eat specials.
People: What are you going to do with the food, throw it away?
Me: Yes. That is our policy.
People: Well, that’s a waste. You should give me a box anyway.
No, you shouldn’t try to take advantage of a ridiculously low priced meal by ordering more than you can possibly eat.
Of course, my tip suffers for this perceived lack of common sense.
Do these people try that shit at a Chinese buffet? No. You want to know why? Because they would be told in broken English to go fuck themselves.