20 people talk about the worst experiences they have every had at restaurants and decided they were so bad they would never return. Ew!
It’s An Aging Process
Went to a Pizza Hut in my town for a school trip when I was 13. A friend thought he was being funny and put a slice of pizza under one of those rubberized table cloths they used at the time. About a month later his grandma took us for his birthday. The pizza was still there. I don’t go to that Pizza Hut anymore Source
I worked at this place for one day, It was a deli-type place. I had five years kitchen experience and needed the work in a small town.
Within 5min I was questioning their sanitary disposition, with unregulated temperatures, improper disposal methods and general disregard for cleanliness. After a half hour I told myself I needed the money, could look past it, and do my best to make improvements over time… then came the french fry that broke the camel’s back. Their fryer, they dumped a basket of fries in it, but when it came out, it had a brown film, or sludge over the delicious crispy-fried potato product. I asked if they were going to serve that to the customer, they said yes, it’s the gravy. After further questioning, I found out they inherited the property and the oil hasn’t been changed in 7 years. After 45min of working there, I quit and called the health inspector.
I never looked back Source
So Is the Water
My wife is Celiac. So, really intense real gluten “allergy” We get a gluten free menu. It lists chicken and waffles. She orders it. Takes a few bites. Comments that it’s the best gluten free waffle she’s ever tasted. Starts to feel sick. Asks the waiter. “Oh, the waffle isn’t gluten free, just the chicken” Source
Microwave Pizza too?
The little brownie mix package was baked into the goddamn brownie Source
Watch That First Bite
Went to a local Mexican place and got a burrito. Took a bite in and found glass Source
Can’t Go Around There No More
We got home and realized neither of us had paid the bill Source
God Bless You
During college, I caught the Chinese food restaurant’s employees sneezing in the food. They saw me see it from far away and walked into the back. Told everyone I knew Source
Not So Hot
We went to the Old Country Buffet a long time ago, and my dad got a hot dog that turned out to be moldy. We haven’t gone back Source
Reduce, Recycle, Reuse
Found a bunch of eaten chicken wing bones in my appetizer basket. They just dropped a new piece of paper over them and filled it up with onion rings. Pointed it out to the manager, declined to get my app for free and walked out Source
Did You Ask For Agua?
Mexican restaurant I had never been to before. Me and two friends go in, wait for awhile by the door while being stared at by staff, eventually we sat ourselves. A boy no older than ten years old greeted us after a minute and I asked for a water. He said they didn’t have water.
They didn’t have water.
They didn’t have water.
They didn’t have water.
Flip It, Reverse It
Local breakfast place in my hometown that I went to as a kid. Ordered a Belgian Waffle, and it comes out dark brown and crunchy. I complained that it was burned, and they sent it back to make a new one. About 5 minutes later, they returned with a new waffle. Except it wasn’t new. It had bite marks. Right where I had bitten it… And hey, the section I bit out of had butter on it… They walked in back and turned the waffle over, thinking no one would notice Source
When I was 3 my parents and I were at a Pizza Hut and when the waiter brought out drinks, he spilled them all over me (all three of us got pop so I was sticky). This in itself wasn’t too bad, but when my parents got the check, the realized that they got charged for two sets of drinks, including the ones that were spilled on me! When my dad asked the waiter about this he said it was only fair, this is the only time I’ve ever seen my dad not tip Source
Don’t Know What’s You’ve Got, Til It’s Gone
It was our favorite bar. We used to live down the road from it. We had our first date there and knew every employee. Even the cooks in the back.
We moved about 25 minutes away. We got engaged and needed to save money. We went for the first time in months. The menu changed drastically, the management changed, almost none of the servers recognized us, as most staff had left. We tried to give it a go, but the food was awful, they’d even changed cooks. We realized what we had was gone Source
You Didn’t Want Any, Anyway
We were completely ignored. It was a small, family-owned Mexican restaurant that was extremely popular. We had been there many times. We were the only people sitting in one waitress’ section. We watched her as she stood there talking to the bus boys and cooks in plain view of our table. We had to walk up to her to ask her to take our order and go up again to ask for another margarita. We then had to go up and ask for the check. It was the only time I didn’t leave a tip.I have no idea what we did to her. The other waitress in a different section was actually doing her job and she had a full section. The only thing I can think of is it was the end of her shift and she didn’t care Source
The Bored Waitress
A family owned restaurant didn’t honor a 3 week in advance reservation for Valentine’s day, but instead overbooked and didn’t seat us until an hour later, then proceeded to give us silverware and ask us for drinks 20 minutes after that. We just said not to bother and left Source
Insects Are All The Rage In The Foodie World
There was a small fly (a fruit fly I think) in my fried egg. It was all fried and crispy. I wasn’t even that bothered, I’m not a confrontational person. I didn’t even want a whole new meal, I just wanted a new egg. The waitress came back from the kitchen and said that the chef was insisting it was a bit of “herb” that he uses in his cooking. You could see the legs and wings. They were so insistent that I could see it wasn’t worth arguing. They were a new business as well so you would have thought they would want to establish a customer base Source
The End Of That Friendship!
I used to go to a local Mexican restaurant so much that I knew the workers by name and they knew me by name. I went with my friend and she was being super flirty and made a deal with the waiter that she would go on a date for a free drink. When we left she said she wasn’t going on that date. I can never return to that restaurant Source
I was getting ice cream at my local baskin Robbins. I asked for soft serve with sprinkles on it. The guy at the counter told me he couldn’t to put sprinkles on the soft serve. This made no sense to me so I asked him to do it anyway. He still refused, so I asked to see the manager. The manager told me it was physically impossible to put sprinkles on soft serve ice cream. I left and never came back Source
I was at a Macaroni Grill. Felt something on my leg, then swatted at my jeans. Went to the bathroom and found nothing, but returned and saw there was a crushed roach under the table. (Basically I crushed it against my jeans and it had fallen out of the jeans afterwards.) Told the waitress who just offered a free dessert. Really wasn’t angry, we just joked about it, but afterwards I avoided that location Source
I went to a local hot dog place. It’s a greasy spoon, so I expect a little dirtiness. Well, I’m sitting at the counter than runs along the wall and looking at the photos. It’s one of those places that has pictures of local celebs and stuff that have eaten there on the walls. As I looking, a roach crawls out from behind one of the photos. I almost lost my lunch right there. It’s sad I can’t go there anymore, they served a mean dog Source