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Applebee’s CEO Apologizes For Racial Discrimination After Video Goes Viral

A Missouri Applebee’s location is not looking good as a couple of customers are accusing the restaurant of racial profiling after authorities approached them, claiming the two dine-and-dashed the day before.

The Applebee’s has is temporarily closed amidst the scandal, and the three employees that did the accusing have now been fired, but not after a Facebook video took off, documenting the back end of the altercation, according to KTLA.

A Facebook post by Alexis Brison Saturday, explained that the dine and dashers were described by Applebee’s employees at the Independence mall as one girl being “skinny” and the other as “wearing makeup.”

Apparently that was enough of a description to single out the pair, as the Applebee’s manager, mall security, and an Independence police officer rolled up on the women as they were eating.

The nine minute Facebook video has 3.2 million views, as it briefly shows the officer and manager tableside. The officer can be seen doing that condescending thing where he acknowledges that he knows he’s being recorded and doesn’t care, so he smiles and waves.

The manager can be heard saying she’s “almost positive” it was them, while the two girls begged for them to check surveillance.

Applebee’s CEO Bill Georgas addressed the situation in a statement Monday, saying:

“At Applebee’s, we do not tolerate racism or bigotry of any nature. We regret any incident like this, because we want every guest experience to be positive. Our team has been working throughout the weekend and will continue to work to determine what happened and what appropriate measures will be taken. We currently have no indications this was race related. We have a diverse workforce that is reflective of the community we serve. All are welcome at our restaurant, and will continue to be welcome.”

The attorney representing the two women had no comment, according to KTLA, and there has not been an official police report on the incident.

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What It Feels Like Taking Advantage Of Applebee’s AYCE Riblets

After writing a post yesterday about Applebee’s new all-you-can-eat riblets deal, I stumbled upon an old piece regarding IHOP’s similar pancakes deal. One of our old writers had beaten a record for pancakes consumed at the breakfast joint, and I felt a spark of inspiration from that tale. I decided that I would try my own conquest: eating as many of Applebee’s riblets as I possibly can.

Despite what my husky build may suggest, I have no experience in competitive eating. However, I feel like I can put an impressive amount of food away, and decided that this deal would be a prime opportunity to put that to the test.

With fellow Foodbeast Peter Pham by my side, I decided to head over to our local Applebee’s, brashly confident that I could tear through a bunch of ribs. As the record shows below, my confidence was in for some humbling this particular night.

5:41 p.m.

Pete and I arrive at Applebee’s at about the same time and grab a table.

5:46 p.m.

The waitress arrives to take our order. Both of us go for the all-you-can-eat options. Pete settles for chicken tenders, while I go for riblets. To me, tenders are cheap, and I’m not wasting an all-you-can-eat splurge on a daily indulgence for me.

To wash down my barbecue, I opt for Blue Moon, which is just $2 for a glass this month. If I’m taking advantage of one deal, might as well make the most of them all, right? That, and I’m hoping the acidity of the beer will help break down ribs and get me to eat more. This is what happens when a nerd takes on a food challenge, y’all.

Pete reminds me that I should probably set a goal for how many riblets I wanna consume. Thinking that I have a gut comparable to Joey Chestnut’s, I boldly proclaim that I’m going to go for a whopping 36 ounces — or over 2 pounds — of riblets.

6:03 p.m.

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With beer already in hand, the waitress arrives with our first orders of food. At 12 ounces of pork and a few ounces of fries, this portion is bigger than the rest that’ll be coming out. To me, that’s fine, since I’m starving right now and the aroma of the barbecue sauce is calling to me.

I immediately dig into the tender, smoky heap of ‘cue in front of me. I’m not sure if it’s the hunger or the actual flavor, but these were actually some pretty damn good rib pieces considering they’re all-you-can-eat.

6:10 p.m.

I think the waitress may be onto what’s happening already, as she just dropped off a mountain of napkins at our table for me to use.

6:15 p.m.

I get through the first batch in just 12 minutes, polishing off the fries and side of coleslaw soon afterward.

Off the bat, I can tell the fries are gonna be an issue. They’re saltier than Lonzo Ball haters and add a ton of hefty starch to the meal. At least the acidic coleslaw provides a brief respite from their heaviness in my mouth.

6:24 p.m.

While I’m waiting for my second plate full of food to arrive, Pete caves after just one order of tenders, fries, and slaw. Pussy.

6:26 p.m.

My second plate full of ribs and fries arrives. The fries are about the same amount, but you only get half the riblets on each follow-up order, which helps manage timing and pacing. We also get some additional wet wipes, which I definitely needed since this meal was the literal definition of sticky and sweet.

6:32 p.m.

This order of ribs must’ve come fresh out of the pan, because I almost burned my fingers while devouring them. Still, they were just as unctuous and scrumptious as the first batch, and I was already craving more. Just got some fries to get through first.

6:35 p.m.

The second round of fries goes down with ease. At this point, I’ve easily consumed over a pound of riblets plus an additional 6-8 ounces of crispy spuds. I’m feeling content, but I think I’ve still got some room left in the tank. I know that as I’m sipping on my beer for a quick break, my eyes keep drifting over to Pete’s fries. I’m literally forcing myself to not reach over and snag a few when he’s not looking.

6:42 p.m.

The waitress comes back over and asks if we want to go ahead and order dessert. Guess she wasn’t AS onto us as I thought she was. I take the plunge and request a third helping of riblets and fries.

6:43 p.m.

Pete’s been trying to come back and nibble at some more food for the past twenty minutes, but he officially throws in the towel at this point. In response to my playful mocking, he says “I just wanted dinner with my friend.” I mean, you’re getting that too, but show some fight, bro.

6:49 p.m.

Pete goes to his car to grab something as my third helping arrives. This time, the amount of fries actually exceeds the amount of riblets on my plate, making this a tougher portion to tackle. I decide to go for the fries first just to get them out of my mind.

6:54 p.m.

I get through all the fries, but all of their buddies I devoured already are starting to fight back. I can feel my stomach stretching to near its limits, the first signs that I’m getting full. I guess this is what a “food wall” feels like? Doesn’t feel pleasant, that’s for sure.

But I’ve still got a couple of riblets to get through, and I’m not gonna give in at the first sign of pain.

6:55 p.m.

…Or maybe I am.

Compared to last time, these ribs are as tough as leather. Maybe they’ve been sitting around for a minute, I don’t know, but I’m definitely not enjoying these as much as the last two platefuls. I’m forcing my way through morsel after morsel of meat at this point, urging myself not to think about the pain but to think about the glory.

7:04 p.m.

I toss down the last clean piece of bone, waving the white flag of surrender as I’m officially stuffed to the gills. In about an hour of eating, I’ve managed to take down 24 ounces of riblets, plus at least a half pound of fries, for a total of roughly two pounds of food. I feel a bit let down since that’s nowhere near what eating legends can consume, but that gets quickly replaced by some immense stomach pains. I quickly pay the tab on my meal and head outside to walk off part of my gluttonous gauntlet.

7:09 p.m.

Turns out that as I was trying to “exercise” the pain away, Pete got a bit of revenge on me by capturing some candid moments of my suffering. It felt as if someone had stuffed a basketball full of rocks in my gut, and all I could do to tough it out was breathe and try to walk it off. This went on for a good 10 minutes or so before I finally recuperated enough to head home.

7:25 p.m.

I’m still in such a daze from my self-imposed riblet challenge that I miss the turn onto the freeway to get home. TWICE. Driving under the influence is a serious problem, folks.

7:37 p.m.

I crawl into bed almost immediately after getting back to my place, hoping that sleep will help the heavy burden in my gut subside. The sweet, porky aromas of ribs from the restaurant clouded my dreams, making me wish I’d never come at the riblets like that.

 


Looking back, it was definitely naive of me to think I could take on ribs like I was Kobayashi. My eyes definitely got bigger than my stomach that night, and I paid the price.

Despite getting thoroughly humbled, though, I enjoyed the challenge and competitive aspect of taking on an eating challenge for the first time. With some proper training and practice, I may try it again one day, who knows?

In the meantime, I need to recover from this gargantuan rib coma first. I’m still feeling the side effects of it almost an entire day later.

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Applebee’s Brings Back AYCE Riblets AND $2 Blue Moons For January

Applebee’s is bringing back a fan favorite and dishing out AYCE riblets for a limited time.

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The cult-favorite is now available in bottomless form at all restaurants, with a side of never-ending fries to pair with the banquet of riblets. For those who aren’t a fan of ribs, there’s also all-you-can-eat chicken tenders available as an alternative. Either option will set you back $12.99.

You’ll start off with either a 12-ounce portion of the riblets or seven chicken tenders, with refill options being either six ounces of riblets or three chicken tenders. The first serving comes with fries and coleslaw, while all refills come with just fries. You can choose to have your riblets slathered in Honey BBQ or Texas Spicy BBQ sauce, while the tenders simply come with Honey Dijon Mustard each time around.

Those hoping to get both riblets and tenders in their meal can do so, as you can mix and match between the two each time you order a refill. Thus, you can start off with a portion of riblets, go for tenders on round 2, and so on.

As a potential pairing for the AYCE riblets or tenders, Applebee’s is also continuing their cheap drinks lineup with a new alcohol deal: $2 Blue Moons. Each order is a 10-ounce draft of the iconic ale, and while it’s not as cheap as the Dollaritas or Dollar Long Island Iced Teas from the past couple of months, $2 for beer is still a pretty good price.

Both deals are only available for a limited time.

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You Can Get $1 Long Island Iced Teas At Applebee’s Through December

Applebee’s must have done so well with their Dollaritas promotion this past October, that they’ve decided to introduce another cheap drink deal into the fold—$1 Long Island Iced Teas.

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The $1 Long Island Iced Teas are going to be available for the entire month of December and available all day, every day when dining in.

While Applebee’s did catch some flak for watering down their previous Dollaritas, a press release revealed a whole lot more alcohol going into these beverages.

Applebee’s will call them the Dollar L.I.T., and will stay pretty close to the original recipe for this cocktail. The restaurant chain is utilizing vodka, gin, rum, tequila, triple sec, sweet and sour mix, and a splash of cola to make their Long Island Iced Teas. (For those wondering where the tea is, the drink actually gets its name because it’s the same color as iced tea, not because it’s got any inside).

The thrifty drink promotion is definitely a score for anyone looking to pinch pennies after dumping a ton of cash on Christmas presents. If you’re looking to reunite with the squad and get crunk without blowing cash, it’ll also come in handy.

Of course, considering how cheap the drinks are, you’ll probably need more than just one to feel lit.

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Applebee’s Bartender Leaks Video Of Dollaritas Being Made With Mostly Water

Applebee’s made tons of people happy when they announced that they would be selling one dollar margaritas all month long. It turns out that there was a catch to this thrifty alcohol deal: the drink itself is extremely cheap to make. An Applebee’s bartender who prepped buckets of the Dollaritas pulled the curtain on how they’re made in their Snapchat story.

Late night confession from an @applebees bartender. #dollarita #applebees

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The entire series of snaps was posted by The Bitchy Waiter on Facebook, where it went viral. That can partially be attributed to the fact that the bartender was making the Dollaritas inside of five gallon buckets, but also because of how much cheap stuff went into it. Based on the videos, your average dollar margarita at Applebee’s consists of 1 part cheap tequila, 1 part margarita mix, and 3 parts water.

The unknown bartender claims that their location makes 12 gallons of this “swill” every day. Assuming that every store is at that pace, with over 2,000 locations at Applebee’s, that translates to over 720,000 gallons that the chain is cranking out this month, with at least 430,000 of those gallons being straight-up tap water.

To be honest, though, with a drink as cheap as a dollar, was anybody really expecting more bang from these Dollaritas? It’s a clever strategy from Applebee’s to draw more traffic for sure. We’ll have to wait and see if it translates to increased food sales, however.

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You Can Get One Dollar Margaritas At Applebee’s For The Entire Month Of October

Americans definitely loves to get their drink on, but we also love to save up our money. Thanks to Applebee’s and their one dollar margaritas, we’ll be able to get turnt and turn up the savings at the same time.

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To celebrate “Neighborhood Appreciation Month,” Applebee’s will be offering “Dollaritas,” their one dollar margaritas, for the entire month of October. There’s no catch to the deal, and it’s available all day long, so you can pop in at the usual 5 o’clock happy hour or get the party started at 11 in the morning if you want.

When Twitter users caught wind of this deal, everybody started flipping for joy, even those who weren’t the biggest fans of the food to begin with.

You have all month to enjoy this cheap margarita deal, so definitely savor the experience. Just make sure to drink responsibly, as always.

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For One Month, Texas Applebee’s Will Accept Gift Cards And Expired Coupons From ANYWHERE

Applebee’s announced a new promotion that seriously makes us wonder if April Fools’ Day came way too early. The restaurant chain announced that they would be accepting any and all gift cards and coupons from competing businesses as payment from patrons at 67 of their locations in the state of Texas.

For the entire month of March, Applebee’s is taking gift cards, coupons (even expired ones), and gift certificates from pretty much any kind of business. So imagine, patrons could pay for their meal through a card from a competing restaurant chain or simply one from an arts and crafts store.

Applebee’s offer, however, is only for up to 50% off food purchases with said gift cards and coupons. Hey, they still have to make money somehow.

Essentially, Applebee’s created the promotion in hopes to be a better neighbor to the local communities. The restaurant noticed many patrons had expired coupons and gift cards to places they would never typically visit, so they offered to accept them as payment for food.

The deal will only be available for a limited time at 67 participating Applebee’s Texas locations in Dallas Forth Worth, Waco, East Texas, as well as other neighboring areas.

With any luck, states other than Texas will get the same sweet deal around this time next year. In the meantime, start saving those coupons!

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17 Waiters Reveal The Worst First Dates They’ve Ever Seen

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While dining at restaurants, we forget that waiters can see and hear everything around them. They probably use the Geoffrey Butler from Fresh Prince approach, where you hear all, say nothing and write a book about it later. Except nobody has time to write a book, so, off to Reddit these stories go.

On AskReddit, waiters were asked, “What’s the worst first date you’ve ever seen?” The answers came pouring in, as these servers were chomping at the bit to tell their stories.

Of course, like all things on Reddit, you have to take these stories with a grain of salt, because who the hell really knows if any of this happened. However, none of these stories sound extremely over-the-top, so they may have happened. Plus, it’s the internet, and I’d like to believe everything on it is true.

Peep the crazy stories below, as you’ll cringe at these waiters’ recollections of terrible first date encounters:

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Tindering In the Middle Of The Date

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“Served a couple a few months ago. Everytime I walked over, he would always be the one talking, and she would just be sitting there not having a good time. At the end I asked if it was one bill or separate and she immediately piped up “SEPARATE.” I go and take his payment, and as I hand over the debit machine to the girl, I see the guy take his phone out and start swiping through Tinder.”

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The Guy Who Had An Escape Plan

“I work at a fairly nice Italian restaurant, where we do a lot of business. One night a man who I was not even serving came up to me while I was punching an order in on the computer and hands me $20 and a napkin with a phone number on it.

He proceeds to tell me ‘I am on the worst date of my life, this woman is horrendous and I have to get out of here. Take this $20 and please go to the nearest phone and call me and tell me that I have to get home right away. I don’t care what excuse you make up, I just gotta get the hell out of here.’

Initially I thought he was kidding until 2 minutes later the guy who was serving him came up to me to tell me how wicked this woman was and how he could tell the guy didn’t wanna be there. I promptly called that guy as soon as I had a free minute… I called him and told him I was broke down on the side of the road and needed a lift.

One of my shining achievements as a server.”

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The Dine And Dash Tinder Date

“It was an attractive young woman and an average-looking man. First off, these people were 30 and I have no clue why they decided to go to Applebee’s for dinner.

…All goes well until it comes time for entrées. This guy orders a fuck ton of ribs (a few full racks) and refuses the girl her original order of a house sirloin, which was only about $6, less than a fifth of his order.

The man orders a four dollar salad and a water for her. The woman stops talking completely while the man talks about some crazy party he went to. The man guzzles a few Strawberry Quencher Iced teas, says ‘Seeya Friday, bitch’ and leaves her with the bill.

She said the guy seemed nice when they talked on Tinder, but was very uncomfortable with him in real life, and afraid to say something. A co-worker and I paid for her meal.”

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When Your Date Insults The Employees

“I was working at a Mexican restaurant at the time. I was waiting on a couple and I could tell it was a first date by the questions I heard them asking each other. Anyway, towards the end of their meal there was this Hispanic girl sweeping next to their table and the woman looks at her, holds out the remains on her plate and says, ‘would you like to take this home to feed your kids?’ I stood there in complete shock. This woman spoke no English, but she could tell this random woman was completely degrading her. The sad thing is she seemed like she really thought she was doing a good deed. Her date looked so embarrassed.

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The Kanye West of First Dates

“Once witnessed a date where the dude talked about how special he was and how his mind wasn’t like other people’s for the entire date. The girl was politely nodding along and every time she tried to get a word in, he’d cut her off. Absolutely brutal.
EDIT: the amount of women commenting on how they’ve been on this exact date before is… upsetting.”

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When Mom Accidentally Finds Out You’re Gay

“This happened at my bakery maybe six months into our first year. Two boys come in, chatting normally, clearly on their first date. They’re both young, maybe 15 at most, and adorably nervous. They order at the counter and go find a table, sitting close. One of them starts holding the other’s hand, playing with his fingers, just being cute.

All of a sudden this woman comes up and starts berating one of the boys. It was his mother. She had shown up because she wanted to meet the girl because her son was being cagey about who it was (I assume he had mentioned where they were going because she wouldn’t let him out if she didn’t know.) She starts screaming and crying about how her son could do this to their family. Doesn’t he know she wants grandkids? His father would be so ashamed if he was still alive, doesn’t his father’s memory mean anything?

She then tells him that if he keeps up with this, don’t bother coming home, and then marches out of our shop. This poor boy is just weeping, while his not-even-really boyfriend is trying to comfort him, completely bewildered with what happened.”

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“Not Jew-y”

“Ooooh! He made a comment to her about how he’s “not Jew-y” so she should order whatever she wanted. She was Jewish.

She spent the rest of the evening in silence as he went on about how his ex-girlfriend was anorexic and “so annoying about food.” He was happy to be on a date with a woman who could eat like a normal person.

So weird.

Edit: one of the only times she spoke was to respond that she was Jewish. It was a quiet night in my restaurant and I was nearby doing sidework. She seemed like a very shy person.

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Sneaking out the Back

“Worked at Applebee’s. This woman was the worst woman I’ve ever waited on. She was needy and slurped down her iced tea like there was a world wide shortage. He was silent. He didn’t talk once except to order his quesadilla burger, and she just kept going and going prattling on. And she was mean too! Talking down about how people were losers to be servers, and how much better it was to work in a shop.
At the end, he went to the bathroom and just never came back. He apparently jetted out the side door where the to-go girls worked and gave them a twenty to give to me. Worst Woman was just sitting there and waiting for him to come back. I stood there at the servers station just waiting for her to realize he wasn’t coming back.
So after ten minutes, she just started crying, pushes her chair over, and flounced out. I didn’t get a tip, but it made my night.”

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Don’t You Dare Make Me Pay For

“I’m a waitress at a mid-range priced bar/grill. Just yesterday, a younger couple came in, and as I greet them I ask if they want anything besides water.

Conversation is as follows..

Girl: May I have a Coke? Or Pepsi?
Boy: God, Erin. I’m paying.
Girl: Water will be fine, actually.

My heart immediately sank, because you bet your ass he tipped less than 10% too.”

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This Dude Was Consistently Creepy

I used to work at a little shitty diner place, definitely not the type of place to bring a first date. There was this guy who’d come in every Friday with a different girl. He was a very good looking dude and was alway super polite and very nice to me, but he was super awkward. The girls would look kind of skeptical as they walked in (probably because of the crappy diner scene). Every week, about halfway through the meal, like clockwork, the girls would develop these “get me the fuck outta here faces.” Thats when I would bring the check. They always boxed up their food and left right away.

I had the chance to talk to one of them while he was in the restroom. Apparently he wasn’t harmful, there was just something off about him that the girls didnt like. His persistence is on point though.”

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Don’t Go On A Date After Mouth Surgery, Howbowdah?

“I work in an Italian restaurant. A few years ago I waited on a guy and girl who met for the first time upon arriving at the restaurant. There were awkward pleasantries exchanged at the door and then they were seated.

When I was taking their order the guy asked if we had soup because he had mouth surgery a few days prior and chewing food was still a little rough. We don’t have soup, so I explained that the “softest” food on the menu was gnocchi. He ordered the house gnocchi and proceeded to cut each tiny dumpling into four or more pieces and slowly chew each piece. He ate that entire dish over a 3 hour period and the girl stuck it out for the whole thing. She looked miserable and I’m pretty sure they never saw each other again.”

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The Blatant Gold Digger

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Oh, She Fell Down The Stairs? Not My Problem

“I was working in a small restaurant with two floors. A woman and a man came in and I had a table for them upstairs. It looked like they had a first date because they were asking those “getting to know each other”questions. After ordering food, the woman had to go to the toilet, which is downstairs. As she walked to the stairs, the food arrived. She walked down, tripped and fell all the way down knocking her head on the ground. Two colleagues immediately rushed over to her to see how she was doing. She was unconscious and bleeding from her head so they called an ambulance. I went to the man while he already started eating and told him his partner (didn’t know how to call her) fell down the stairs and that she was unconscious and that an ambulance was on the way. He walked to the stairs, looked down and walked back to his table to finish his food. Later the ambulance arrived and I asked him if he wanted to go with them to the hospital and he said no while finishing her food as well. It was so awkward he just sat there for another 45 minutes eating, drinking, paid the bill and left. I still don’t know what kind of relationship they had and whether the woman is okay.”

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Oh, Your EX is the Psychopath?

“I was bartending in NY and watched this couple that had met on Tinder have their first date sitting at my bar. The girl was a complete maniac. Kept bringing up the fact that the dude she was with could be a psychopath and could murder her (he had given no indication of this) and went on Tinder while he was still sitting beside her at the bar. Kept telling him he was lucky that she agreed to meet him at all and she didn’t think he’d be this boring. She ordered about 5 or 6 LITs and several shots, he literally just had 2 beers. She made him pay for everything.

My favourite part of this shit show was that he excused himself to go to the bathroom and left through the fire escape. Absolutely brilliant. To be clear, there was only one official entrance and exit. This dude escaped out the back and she went searching for him. Straight up thought he had disappeared out of the bar.”

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Ay, Foo, This Restaurant Sucks Anyway

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“So, I don’t know if it was a first date (but hopefully last) date, but last week I had a couple come in, and the man (thugged out and in his late twenties) began cussing about everything on the menu.

‘Yo, bitch, why’d you pick this shitty ass place? All this shit on the menu is fucking expensive as fuck’ (mid-priced lunch place, 90% locals and regulars of the senior variety for the most part)

So dude continues to cuss and berate his girl, and she doesn’t say anything. I come over and take their order, and he refuses to get anything, she gets some chicken strips, and then he starts in on me about how this is a ‘snobby ass old white folk place.’

At this point the regulars ARE noticing and one went to the owner to let him know what was going on, and he came out, hands on his hips and said ‘you have two choices, either stop the profanity and act civilized, or leave my establishment.’

The man said ‘I don’t gotta do shit, yo.’ Meanwhile the girl is now quietly eating her chicken, not saying a word.

Owner goes and calls the cops, because now this guy is getting louder and ruder to his poor date. When dude sees the cops roll up, he takes off, leaving the girl sitting at the table. Officers intercept him in the parking lot, and at the same time go and question the girl, asking if he’s ever hit her, if she feels safe, etc etc.”

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Learn to Hold Your Liquor, Bro

Couple came up with beers they already had bought, and sat in my section. I go to introduce myself, girl seems nice, guy says nothing, just stares at his beer. At one point I glance up at their table. The girl is gone, and the guy looks like all hell. I thought to myself ‘Damn, he looks like he’s about to–‘ and right then, he hurls. Not a lot came out, and he tried to pass it off as a cough, but I saw enough pour out of his mouth, onto his chair and the floor.”
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The Wingman On a Purposely Bad Date

“Good looking dude, fit, clear shaven, kind of looked like Jim Cantori from The Weather Channel but younger (24 had to card him) and slimmer. Out of the blue this dude whistles at me. He whistles at me again while I am looking at him trying to figure out if he really just whistled at me like a fucking dog. ‘Yo man, more shots!’

…one of the other guys working that night starts to talk to him while the girl goes to the ladies room. When she gets back he whistles at the other bartender again and shouts “Hey man! Where are my shots! Pronto!” This guy starts just hammering shots. Not crazy but pretty damn quick. He is through at least five.

The dude… starts to get a bit sideways. Nothing big, just loud, laughing at his own jokes, talking over the girl every chance he gets. He then announces that he has to piss on a rock and walks to the back.

The girl looks mortified and sad. She is texting away like a mad man.

Then I hear him in the back raising some cane and out he comes with a dude under his arm. They sit down and he starts talking to a different girl at the bar. He is not really piss drunk but well on his way and says something out loud to the other girl about gay people and walks outside.

His friend follows quickly after and the girl is left at the bar alone.

Five minuets later the friend walks in, sits down, has a drink with the girl. I hear him say that he put him in an Uber and sent him home. They walk to go to the place the other dude had reservations for them at.

About 30 minutes later “YO” boy walks back in sober as the day he is born! Sits down waves me over and apologizes for whistling at me, give us 20 bucks and buys us a shift drink for when we get off.

He did it all for his friend. Got 1/2 drunk played the fool and called him to come save the day. Honestly said “he is a better man for her than me. She is really just not my type.” I was stuck between in awe and impressed.”

TL;DR: The guy was being an asshole on purpose, so his friend can save the day and go out with the girl. The guy being an asshole apologized to the staff, tipped them and bought them all drinks.

Picthx  Tian Tan Nightmaresmiles, Mitu
Writer’s Note: Light spelling edits for ease of reading.