Jaroslav Bobrowski, a young Ironman triathlete from Germany, was recently banned by an-all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant for eating around 100 plates of food, something the owner considered “not normal” and very bad for business.
30-year-old Bobrowski works as a software engineer, but also trains for Ironman triathlons and is on a special diet where he doesn’t eat anything for 20 hours a day and then eats until he is full. Last weekend, he and his girlfriend stopped at the Running Sushi all-you-can-eat restaurant in Landshut, Bavaria, where he paid the fixed price of €15.90 and spent about an hour and a half stuffing himself with around 100 plates of sushi.
At one point, waiters just stopped clearing his table of plates and when he finally finished, the former bodybuilder was told that he wasn’t welcome anymore.
Jaroslav Bobrowski had been a regular at Running Sushi, and both the restaurant staff and the owner were aware of his healthy appetite, but it wasn’t until his latest and hungriest visit that they finally decided they didn’t want him as a customer.
“The gentleman has been here several times, and we noticed he eats up to 100 plates of sushi, which is not normal,” an employee of Running Sushi told the Donaukurier newspaper. “We hate sending customers away, but in this case, we had to, because sometimes there would be no more sushi left for other guests. We’re sorry!”
The Ironman triathlete was stunned by the restaurant’s decision to ban him and voiced his discontent on Google, where Running Sushi has very high reviews. After seeing Bobrowski’s complaint, the owner himself offered an explanation:
“Dear Mr. Jaroslav, we are sorry that we had to ban you from our establishment, but you always eat for four to five people.”
Asked where he’ll be filling his belly from now on, the 30-year-old said that there is another sushi restaurant in Landshut. They noticed his appetite as well, but instead of banning him, they just subtly asked him if he’d like to order another drink with all that food. So he orders an extra drink, just so he can eat until he’s full.