Man calls police, pickets restaurant’s all-you-can-eat policy
THIENSVILLE, Wis. — Bill Wisth stands 6 feet 6 inches tall, weighs in at 350 pounds, and darn it, he’d like some more fried fish.
WTMJ reported that he was cut off from an all-you-can-eat fish fry after he said he had 12 pieces at Chuck’s Place restaurant in Thiensville, Wisconsin.
Staffers said they informed their still-hungry customer that they were running short on the special and sent him on his way. They said they have had issues with Wisth throughout the years.
The additional eight pieces with which they gave him were not enough to drown out his cries of false advertising.
Wisth called the police and showed up two days later with a protest sign picketing the restaurant’s policies.
He said he sees it as a case of a small fry against the big guy and plans to protest the restaurant every Sunday until they reconsider their policy.
The restaurant appears unwilling to work with him — at least until he pays off the tab they said he’s accrued over the past few years.
If this sounds like a familiar scenario, it’s because The Simpsons already did it.
In the 1992 episode “New Kid on the Block,” Homer Simpson sues a seafood restaurant after being banned from the all-you-can-eat buffet for consuming “All our shrimp! And two plastic lobsters.”
The restaurant eventually offered a settlement to which Homer agreed — eating at a window table while the restaurant owner barks to lookers-on, “Come for the freak; stay for the food.”