350-pound Wisconsin man picketing restaurant after he's cut off during all-you-can-eat fish fry

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Wisth, "false advertising" sign in tow, talks to reporters as he pickets outside Chuck's.
Only in America... and especially in Wisconsin.

Bill Wisth -- a 6'6",  350-pound resident of Mequon, Wisconsin -- used to be a regular at Chuck's Place, a family-run restaurant in Thiensville, Land of Cheese. But Wisth's days as a regular came to an abrupt end last weekend after the restaurant cut him off during an all-you-can-eat fish fry.

What an outrage! Wisth is so upset that he's started picketing the restaurant and promises to stand outside with his Sharpie-scrawled "false advertising" sign every weekend until the end of time.

Wisth says he was eating at Chuck's with a friend last weekend when he told a server he wanted another helping of fish. He says he was only given a few tiny pieces, yet the server told him they were fresh out. Still hungry, Wisth says he refused to pay his bill. Police were eventually called and Wisth's large, fish-loving ass was kicked out of the restaurant.
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Wisth wanted more fried fish than Chuck's was prepared to offer.

"If the people who run the restaurant put up signs that say all you can eat, but then selectively not want to fill that promise, that's false advertising," Wisth told WISN.

Chuck's management offers a different account of what happened on that fateful night. According to the restaurant, the server politely informed Wisth they were out of the fish Chuck's was serving as part of the all-you-can-eat promotion, but offered to fry up some "more expensive fish" to make up for the inconvenience. Management claims they busted Wisth illicitly serving fish to his friend, who hadn't ordered the all-you-can-eat deal, but tried to accommodate his demands nonetheless. They also claim Wisth chowed down more than 20 pieces of fish before they ran out.

As Wisth picketed outside the restaurant on a recent afternoon, Elizabeth Roeming, a server at Chuck's, approached him, apparently feeling betrayed by her former regular's public denouncement of the restaurant.

Roeming, who told WISN she always tried to please Wisth with fresh bread and ample condiments, said the owner of Chuck's used to let Wisth keep a running tab, since he couldn't always afford to pay his bill.

"To have you come out here to say don't come here, it's actually going to help our business," Roeming said. "You might want to stop because everyone loves us here."

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silasinsight
silasinsight

MORE.  More food for the consumer.  MORE.  More business for this all you can eat restaurant.  When will MORE be too much?  Maybe this restaurant estranged one if its' top customers, for better or for worse... What can we learn from this? 


The "all you can eat" advertising works if you can supply the fish, but most intelligent restaurants don't buy more than they can sell, keeping fresh stock in at all times.  On the other hand, they cater to people who will cash in on the promised promotion, so be litigation warned.  So be fair, an offer is an offer.  If they did indeed run out, they should have offered a complimentary "something or another", unless he was caught feeding a second mouth on one ticket.  Again,  there is something awry here, as this guy was a regular whose now flat out rejecting this place.  What happened, and why do we need MORE?

algomalo
algomalo

Put this gluttonous waste of skin out of his misery and render his blubber for fuel oil. Any of you idiots defending him clearly didn't read the whole article. I guess reading and comprehension would be expecting too much from a bunch of bottom feeders. Disgusting!

chicillinois1912
chicillinois1912

yeah!!! give that guy the fish,you liars,dont advertise all you can eat then cut him off,keep up the protest man !!!

freddy9088
freddy9088

hey give that guy some fish,RIGHT NOW!!!

bjumbeck7
bjumbeck7

Wow whats with all the hate against fat people?

Flapjack
Flapjack

When Applebees had their "endless chicken fingers" thing going on, I managed to eat 19 chicken fingers. I'm not a plumper or anything; at the time I was 160lbs and 6ft nothing. I think at the end the bartender amd a few of the regulars were impressed that I could pack so much away.

That being said, if they'd cut me off, I wouldn't have been upset.

Jivemaster
Jivemaster

Let him eat...give him plenty of salt and tarter sauce to go with the fried fish...he'll be dead soon enough, and they can plant him in a piano crate.

Wcouling
Wcouling

Bill Wisth, as morbidly obese as you are, you should be totally embarassed about the whole thing....We see you as a rude, greedy, glutton...You also broke the rules by giving fish to your friend who didn't order it! That in itself is WRONG! You should be ashamed of yourself!~You need to apologize publicly to the restaurtant's owner and employees RIGHT NOW! And put away you Picket sign....And then stay away from the place FOREVER!!....

John
John

At 350 lbs this guy doesnt need all you can eat of anything.  Any time you do a promotion of this sort you get the bottom feeders coming out of the woodwork.  I ran a BBQ operation and put an end to it just because of freeloaders like this.  I will guarantee you him and his buddy probably left the waitress a buck after eating like pigs.  I found people coming in with lawn and leaf bags under the table and when you caught them they were indignant.  The biggest problem  are the lower rung operations like Applebees which fawn over these idiots for the smallest of complaints.  And dont think Tiny didnt know it.

Chillsmills
Chillsmills

The author fails to mention the most important thing - the approximate weight of each piece.

Donn N
Donn N

 I don't think they're the ones getting the bad press. I certainly wouldn't be put off from eating there based on this incident.

Guest
Guest

Michael Moore..............is that you?

Rancho
Rancho

A democrat would have shared the fish. No, he's got to be a Republican!

Ridingcrops
Ridingcrops

It says all yoou can eat doesn't it. I only weigh about 125 but I can put it away and sometimes they look at me when I go to those places. The bigger guys get really looked at hard but I surprise them. But if they ran out of fish they should have kept serving and not just a few pieces. I go to buffets when I get really hungry and chow down so I feel his pain.

Wnovotny
Wnovotny

I don't care who you are, 20 pieces of fish should be enough for anybody with common sense.  "All you can eat" should have stopped the minute he began giving fish to the friend who didn't order it. 

Rancho
Rancho

Simply change the name to: All We Say You Can Eat! No Problem. Zangbam, from your discription of Mr. Wisth (idiot, ungrateful, fat, stupid and dishonest) he should consider a career in politics.

John Holt
John Holt

This man is in his twilight years and doesn't have very many to go.  I have never seen a 350 male live beyond 55.As for the restaurant, they have every right to limit this man appetite, his foraging is way beyond the human limits and ruins it for others who wan to enjoy a simple meal out.

M2lazy4u
M2lazy4u

It's jerks like this that give Wisconsin a bad name. He owes the restaurant money for more than a few meals there and is protesting after they said they gave him over 20 pieces of fish and said enough is enough. At 350 pounds he wont be around much longer to protest being cut off of deep fried fish. The fool found a crayon and some cardboard and decided to make a sign that a third grader would have done better. What's really sad is that the article was picked up by United Press and given national attention. I hope the restaurant decides not to let him back in until he pays his huge tab he has there.  

Gtaaga4
Gtaaga4

The guy is a douche bag but its a valid point. Set aside all the details and the bottom line is that they ran out of fish, period! You dont run out of food at a buffet whether its 10 ppl or 10,000 ppl. False advertisement indeed.

Rdbytor7
Rdbytor7

Stop having the all you can eat fish and blame the idiot that wasted police time because he can't afford to feed his obese butt. Let the whole town blame him for ruining their good time since he is so pathetic and ignorant.

Wieman351
Wieman351

Restaurants should have limitations on all you can eat offers.  I was at an all you can eat seafood buffet when some fat slob  dump a whole bowl of shrimp onto his plate.  I mean this bowl was filled up to the top.  When he finished that he complained that there wasn't enough.  Fat slobs like that need to stay out of all you can eat buffets and let regular sized people have some.

Oscar
Oscar

Some people will make fun of him because he's f, ugly, etc. And whatever, thats cool. But i like his style. I dont care how awsome chucks Place is. In its purest form this is false advertising. If they run out of fish for all you can eat that's their own damn fault. Its not like this guy single handedly ate all their fish. They were obviously on the verge of running out before he eve showed up. Now they must deal with the bad press or make it right and give his money back.

Trolololol
Trolololol

Please, follow through on your desire to make Earth a better place and die in a fire.

Trolololol
Trolololol

There's the true tolerance of a progressive!

Trolololol
Trolololol

Freeloader? He was advertised all you can eat and didn't get what he paid for.  In fact, the only free loader is you, the one who makes false advertising claims. I'm very glad that a sorry asshat like you went out of business.  You didn't build that.  Die in a fire.

Wnovotny
Wnovotny

 I was told the difference between a Republican and a Democrat was this ... a Republican will take you out for dinner and drinks and when the bill comes he will pay it.  If a Democrat takes you out for dinner and drinks, when the bill comes he hands it to the person at the next table to pay. 

Wnovotny
Wnovotny

There's also a little something called self respect and not taking advantage of a situation.  It's guys like him, and you, who take advantage and end up ruining things for normal people who have to pay higher prices for a meal to make up for the gluttons of the world. 

John
John

Actually, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker gives your state a bad name. Fatty McFishfry just gives the rest of us reason to point and laugh.

ludwigtr
ludwigtr

that's the sad part.  This ass will be around forever, and will be diabetic and have 10 stents put in and open heart surgery, and probably won't be able to pay for any of it.

ludwigtr
ludwigtr

Actually, you don't appear to know what false advertising is at all...

To establish that an advertisement is false, a plaintiff must prove five things: (1) a false statement of fact has been made about the advertiser's own or another person's goods, services, or commercial activity; (2) the statement either deceives or has the potential to deceive a substantial portion of its targeted audience; (3) the deception is also likely to affect the purchasing decisions of its audience; (4) the advertising involves goods or services in interstate commerce; and (5) the deception has either resulted in or is likely to result in injury to the plaintiff.

This advertisement Maybe qualifies for #1...

Guest
Guest

 If you like his style, then you must be fat, with an uncontrollable appetite. If you are ugly it has to do with your entitlement mentality. Put the restaurant in the role of your mom. Do you think she would have unlimited fish for a fat ass like him, or you. There is a LIMIT ass wipe.

green23
green23

 From the article:"Still hungry, Wisth says he refused to pay his bill."

They can't "give his money back" because *he never paid for his food in the first place*.

So the guy got a free meal and has the gall to picket a place that let him run up a tab when he was short on cash. In it's purest form, this is theft.

And you like his style.

peterjasonmn
peterjasonmn

The fat fuck ate them out of fish. Then they offered to comp him and he decided to dine & waddle. Fuck him.  What was the restaurant supposed to do, call Sysco and ask for more fish because Fatty McFucknuts ate it all?


The best of course being the manager would let him run a tab.  Try that at any other restaurant and see what happens.

MarcelloPellegrinoErnetti
MarcelloPellegrinoErnetti

I heard the difference is that Republicans dislike Democrats and Democrats dislike Republicans.

Trolololol
Trolololol

So it's his fault that the restaurant couldn't manage it's inventory properly? If Obama had a son who was an economist, he'd look like you.

ludwigtr
ludwigtr

....wow you hate fat people...

My2Cents
My2Cents

It appears it wasn't his first meal without paying either, they would let him run a tab???  How freaking ungrateful can one person be.  They don't kick him out for sharing with his friend, which we all know is a no-no on all you can eat buffet,  They offer him a replacement fish, as they were out...this does happen when folks like this guy goes in and cleans them out... and omg 20 pcs of fish... please, most folks I know are full after the 2nd maybe 3rd plate.  The guy is just a dirtbag looking for attention and a hand out...slack bastard.. 

JeannieD711
JeannieD711

Fat people are repugnant and need to get their shit together

Timothy
Timothy

I hate fat people too

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