Sometimes getting your meal comped is a nice gesture for a wrong doing. These people, on the other hand, went through great lengths to get a free meal they definitely didn't deserve.
This omelet has eggs…
Had a woman complain because of a certain ingredient in her omelet. So I pull out the menu and it’s clearly listed, she says, “Well, I don’t make them that way.” I didn’t comp her meal.
I’m allergic to this pizza!
I had a customer fake an allergic reaction to a pizza he ordered, claiming he was deathly allergic to something we had put in the pizza even though he couldn’t say what. He made a scene about his throat closing up and when he didn’t get offered a new pizza, he got it to go and walked out.
“Miss, no Chinese have…”
At a Chinese restaurant this blonde girl complained about hair in her food. Manager looked at it and said, “Miss, no Chinese have blonde hair.”
“Your sports memorabilia should be…”
The table asked to speak to a manager and the lady says the sports memorabilia we have should be more female friendly and it wasn’t like that the last time she was in. My boss asked when that was and she says 10 years ago. He said none of the memorabilia has changed in 10 years and she shut up.
Oh, they take things very seriously in their family.
A family stabbed their 10 year old kid in the hand with a fork so they could leave without paying. Like it worked, but why?!
Mam, it tastes like what you ordered.
“Had someone try to get a meal for free because it tasted like fish. It was fish.”
Sometimes you just want a free T-bone steak for free.
I had a group of 18 people come in at IHOP. Everyone ordered the T-bone Breakfast. After they got their food they started complaining one by one about different things. My boss talked to them and they caused a huge scene refusing to pay for their meals. The cops were called and 3 were arrested for public intoxication.
The broken getaway vehicle.
This family tried dining and dashing. I looked outside and the whole family (5 kids, 2 parents, grandma, 2 uncles and aunt) was huddled around the van because it wouldn’t start. We called the cops and they wound up charging the parents and other adults for theft.
Now that’s just disgusting.
This lady decided to seat herself in the very back and right after I take her order, I hear a clipping noise. I see her clipping her toenails and putting them in a pile. Not even 2 minutes after giving her her food she calls me and the boss over claiming she found toenails in her tacos. They comped her the meal which meant I had to pay for it.
No shame, no shame.
My friends and I were at McDonald’s and she told them she would twerk for a free burger. She did and got a free burger out of it.
This lady has no chill.
I watched the mother purposely tip her espresso on her lap. I grabbed a linen and helped her clean up. They immediately asked for a manager, told her I spilled the espresso, demanded compensation and me fired. They got their meal discounted and left no tip. The table next to them saw what happened and tipped double to make up for those jerks.
At least he didn’t get fired!
A guy ordered our most expensive steak and said it was undercooked so I took the steaks back to the grill. He told me I better bring back new steaks or he wasn’t eating them. I told him we could make new ones, but it would be awhile which made him complain even more. I did what I could and took off the first steaks but he still threatened to get me fired. My boss just laughed at him.
“Mam, your daughter is not…”
At one point we were running a kids under 12 eat free. This woman insisted that her granddaughter and her daughter were both under 12. The daughter was easily 35.
Who just has a bug ready to go in their bag?!
There was a lady who ate more than half her chicken fried rice and then reached into her bag and I literally watched her take a BUG out and put it into her rice. I walked right over and asked how her food was. She goes off immediately about the dead bug in her food. Of course the place comped her meal.
We had a table try to play the race card in every way possible to get their meal comped. They tried saying we were all racist, even though we were all black. They were stuck paying their bill in full.