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People Share Stories About Their Worst Restaurant Experiences

Being a foodie can be difficult. Restaurant workers are often under a lot of stress with various tasks that they need to complete before the day is over.

Keeping track of everything from food orders to tables to split bills is bound to be overwhelming and confusing. There have been a multitude of struggles that come with serving guests in a restaurant much less the struggles of being a guest in a restaurant. Some people don’t care to treat their wait staff kindly, while others try go out of their way to be kind to those who will be in charge of cooking their food and bringing it to them.

Still, there can be complications. There are stories of wait staff dealing with unruly guests, guests who won’t pay due to the simplest misgiving, and even guests who dine and dash. On the flip side, there are also stories from guests who have received food that’s cold, uncooked, filled with allergy inducing ingredients or sharp objects, etc. Here’s a list of 24 redditors explaining their worst experience at restaurants.

1. “We went out to eat, sat down, and placed our order. Kid’s meal wasn’t what she wanted so we sent it back. Manager comes out and decides to explain to my 8-year-old that she was being ‘wasteful’. We interrupt to defend our child, he gets mad and starts yelling at us because now he’ll have to throw away the sandwich. We’re like ‘Okay, but can you bring us what we ordered?’ He says no, tells us to get out, so we do. He chases after us demanding we pay, but the way I see it we never even got to eat our meal. His restaurant closed about a year later.” (Pahasapapapa)

2. “A friend and I went to a restaurant and we ordered two of their fried chicken salads. Out comes one fried chicken and one plain. Naturally, we were like ‘Hey… we ordered two of these…’ so they took BOTH plates back, which made no sense, and they come out with two fried chicken salads but half the chicken is missing on mine. I called them out on it and manager told us we have to leave.” (ashesfaded)

3. “Went to a pub and got chicken wings but they were raw and still cold. I sent them back and I’m pretty sure they just put them in the microwave for 30 seconds. When we got them back it was STILL raw. My girlfriend also ordered food, got burger, and it was undercooked, barely seared at all on the outside and ice cold in the middle. We just got up and left.” (ex-ape)

4. “Went to Chili’s and found a beetle in my meal. Told the server who told the manager. The manager refused to budge and insisted I pay full price because of the chance that I put there there deliberately. ‘Cause, yeah I just carry around a beetle in my pocket to use when no one is looking. Haven’t gone back to Chili’s since.” (fogle1)


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