Ironman triathlete, Jaroslav Bobrowski, was banned from a German all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant after the owner said he had eaten five people’s worth and that it was ‘too much’. A regular at the sushi shop, Bobrowski ate 100 plates of sushi in the recent meal, an amount the owner said was not normal. On all-you-can-eat nights the restaurant makes most of its money from alcoholic drinks sold to diners as they eat; however, Bobrowski drank only tea as he ate.
“I myself am dead after 13 plates, but he always took five or seven plates at a time. He eats for five people. That is not normal. This created a big hole on the sushi carousel and the other guests were asking if we had any more fish,” said Tan Le, owner of the restaurant, Running Sushi.
The athlete has a routine where he eats until he is full before fasting for 20 hours and was stunned when he received the ban.
“When I went to the checkout, I wanted to tip, but the waiter did not want to accept that,” said Bobrowski.
“I am used to being seen as abnormal as far as nutrition is concerned. But I am not angry or resentful. If we could find a solution that would make both sides happy, I would go again. The food was good after all.”
Following an apology from Bobrowski to the restaurant, and after receiving a lot of online attention, he and Running Sushi have made an agreement that will see Bobrowski able to eat at the all-you-can-eat establishment only at the end of the day when other customers have had their fill.