Think about the best brunch you’ve ever had. We can certainly think of more than a few. That wonderful space of time on the weekends, nestled cozily between the best breakfast and the best lunch, is the crown jewel of food consumption we know and love as brunch.
It’s fairly common for the best brunch places in Miami to have bottomless brunch specials, complete with food and beverage packages that’ll fill you to your heart’s content. In 2016, Americans spent somewhere around $1.17 trillion eating out at restaurants, and the brunch scene is bringing in exponentially more as the years progress. Generally, a glamorous affair, all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink brunches are breeding grounds for some hearty Bacchanalian revelry. And it is wonderful.
One man in Germany discovered that there is, indeed, a bottom to bottomless food specials after he was banned from a sushi restaurant for eating too much during an all-you-can-eat special. Yes, banned from the restaurant.
Meet 30-year-old Jaroslav Bobrowski, newly minted German legend. A former bodybuilder and current triathlete, the guy knows how to eat. He practices a pretty intense diet, as one must to perform such physically strenuous activities. He fasts for 20 hours at a time, then breaks his fast with hearty meals. Very. Hearty. Meals.
After a 20-hour fasting stint, he went to an all-you-can-eat sushi restaurant, paid the $18.49 for the bottomless sushi special, then set to work. After finishing 100 plates from the sushi conveyer belt, he had eaten an estimated 18 pounds of sushi. The restaurant owner and other less voracious patrons were less than amused.
“I myself am dead after 13 plates, but he always took five or seven plates at a time. So there was a gap on the sushi carousel and the other guests asked if we had skimped on the fish. I want to win customers and not offend any guests. But … we only earn money on the drinks and he only consumed one tea the whole evening,” remarked the restaurant owner.
When he got his check, his tip was not accepted and he was told that he wouldn’t be welcome back at the establishment. Because he was a regular customer, this took him by surprise.
This naturally went viral and he’s been dubbed sushi man all around Germany. He feels some remorse for his dietary predilections and has since promised to be more mindful when he visits the buffet at a neighboring restaurant from now on.
There you have it. You may think the best brunch is a bottomless one, but take care not to find the bottom, lest you risk being banned. We think most human beings aren’t fasting for 20 hours and pulling a sushi man, but at least you’ve been warned.
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