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."
I like the verbiage of a sign they now have displayed in their restaurant: Food is for eating, not toys for your child or 20% is added.
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-Does a restaurant have the right to keep customers from coming back because they take advantage of the offerings of the restaurant?
-How would you have remedied this if you were the restaurant owner?
-Did Mr. Labit handle it correctly?
-Does our culture discriminate against those who are overweight? If yes, in what ways?