German athlete banned from all-you-can-eat restaurant after eating an insane amount of sushi
With most restaurant experiences, it's pretty standard fare when it comes to what to expect. You walk in, sit down, pick a meal and the waitstaff bring you what you ordered (hopefully). Then, you eat, pay - maybe even leave a tip? - then go about your day. Simple, right? But there's a slight variant which I'm pretty okay with - the all-you-can-eat buffet.
There's something about buffet food with which I really identify - the greasy, moreish nature of what's on offer, the enticing way the food sits steaming its metal house; the sheer challenge of eating as much as possible. But how far can you really go at a buffet, assuming your heart doesn't explode before closing time?
There's not really a definitive answer, to be honest, but a buffet out in Germany gave us a pretty tangible answer as to how to get thrown out of an all-you-can-eat buffet, simply for doing what it says on the storefront. To be fair, though, I guess this restaurant should have known what to expect when an athlete showed up to chow down.
Let's talk, for a minute, about Michael Phelps - the most successful Olympian of all time. In order to win his 28 medals (23 of them gold), he regularly chowed down on 8,000 to 10,000 calories a day - up to four times the daily recommended amount. The point being: athletes at the top of their game eat a hell of a lot.
So when Jaroslav Bobrowski - a bodybuilder turned Ironman triathlete - rocked up to Running Sushi in the town of Landshut in the southeast of Germany, paying 15.90 Euros ($18.49) for the privilege, the sushi place should have known what was about to go down.
Standing at 172 centimetres (five feet, eight inches) and weighing 79 kilograms (around 175 pounds), Bobrowski revealed that he has a very special diet plan to keep him in tip-top shape. He's got a body fat of around 10 percent, reportedly fasting for 20 hours. Once he eats, he really eats - reportedly not stopping "until I’m full," says the triathlete.
“He eats for five people. That is not normal,” revealed the owner of Running Sushi to local news sources, and I don't know about you, but I can sense a hint of fear in their comments. For good reason, too - Bobrowski regularly eats 100 plates of sushi a day. This is about 18 pounds - two large newborn babies' worth - of sushi.
"When I went to the checkout, I wanted to tip, but the waiter did not want to accept that," Bobrowski revealed, but when he went to pay for his meal, he was told that the triathlete had crossed the line in his inhuman feats of eating. "I'm banned from now on because I'm eating too much."
That's tragic, isn't it?
Not least because he'd been there before - Bobrowski was reportedly a regular at the bottomless sushi restaurant - but on this occasion, the athlete crossed the line with his incredible sushi-snaffling ability, and the restaurant owner was forced to ban him from the restaurant for good.