Two men from Houma, LA say they were banned from the Manchuria Restaurant for eating too much, too often.
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.
On his most recent visit, he said, a waitress gave him and his wife’s cousin, 44-year-old Michael Borrelli, a bill for $46.40, roughly double the buffet price for two adults.
“She says, ‘Y’all fat, and y’all eat too much,'” Labit said.
Labit and Borrelli said they felt discriminated against because of their size. “I was stunned, that somebody would say something like that. I ain’t that fat, I only weigh 277,” Borrelli said, adding that a waitress told him he looked like he a had a “baby in the belly.”
Wait it gets better, apparently the restaurant has a sign that says “Food is for eating, not toys for your child.” Underneath that, someone has written, “Or 20% added.”
Please, citizens of Houma, LA, please take a photograph of this sign and submit it to our Flickr pool.