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Audi CEO Thought He Could Bill The Company For His $14k Party, He Was Wrong

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler got just a tad bit carried away with a company-funded beer drinking competition last year that was so lavish it cost $14,000, according to CNN. About 30 executives attended the shindig, and there was even a Bavarian brass band flown in exclusively for the event.

The CEO held nothing back in regards to expenses, and it ended up being a big one for him personally, because he had to fork over the $14k out of his own pocket after the company flagged the massive sum of charges. CNN reported that the cost breaks down to a hefty $450 a person.

That’s a lot of beer.

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 On the bright side, I’m sure it made for some great team bonding. I’m also sure that the CEO of a luxury car company like Audi won’t have too tough of a time coming up with that kind of money.

It’s just pretty spectacular that he thought the company would pay for his obscenely expensive party habits in the first place. This kind of party sounds like something you couldn’t even get away with here at the Foodbeast office.

Volkswagen was already in hot water prior to this scandal after they cheated on emission tests that CNN reports will cost them $14.7 billion dollars, so I doubt VW was happy with Rupert for pulling this one.

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Audi Customer Offered Free Lunch After Car Gets Damaged, She Racks Up Epic $1100 Food Bill

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An Audi dealership in the U.K. offered a 27-year-old woman a free meal to make up for her new car being damaged in the showroom, but when she presented them with her bill, they were completely floored by how much she spent.

Siobhan Yap had recently purchased a new Audi A3 convertible from Audi Watford outside of London for about 20,000 pounds, or just over $30,000. Before she picked up her new car however, a delivery truck accident left the brand new car damaged.

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To apologize for the “inconvenience caused,” the dealership offered to pay for a  free meal for two. What they didn’t know was that Yap would go HAM with her free meal.

Yap took her mother out to the Michelin-starred L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon restaurant in Covent Garden in the heart of London.

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For their epic meal, they enjoyed four glasses of rosé champagne, two $106 bottles of wine, a $54 black truffle tasting dish, scallops, risotto and $132 in cocktails, among many other dishes for a total of 21 different items.

reciept Audi was expecting a modest bill of about 100 pounds, which works out to just over $150. Instead, Yap slammed them with a bill for 714.61 pounds, which works out to $1103.93, including a 13% tip.

A Watford Audi spokesman explained that the bill was an ”excessive expenditure for two diners” but they were “keen to make amends” by agreeing to cover half the bill. The spokesman continued:

“We believe this is a fair and reasonable amount given the circumstances, and we stand by the decision taken.”

However, Yap apparently doesn’t think she went overboard and Audi actually skimped on their promise to pay for half the bill which would be about 357 pounds. She  explained:

“I asked for a courtesy car in the first instance which they said they did not have. They only gave me one because I kicked up a fuss with the MD.

I received a sum of £250 but I have had no further contact with them. The statement that they offered me half is incorrect.”

If a car dealership damaged your new car, would you think a $1000 meal is a fair price?

Written by Max Chang of NextShark // Source: DailyMail