The restaurant owner claimed the over-eater was causing him to make a loss
A Chinese food live-streamer has been banned from a BBQ buffet restaurant for eating too much.
Known only as Mr Kang, the video personality was blacklisted from the Handadi Seafood BBQ Buffet in Changsha city after repeatedly binging an unfathomable amount of food.
On his first visit, Kang ate 1.5kg of pork trotters. When he returned on another visit, he ate 3.5kg-4kg of prawns.
After being barred from the restaurant, Kang expressed his outrage to local media.
“I can eat a lot – is that a fault?” he said, adding that he didn’t waste any of the food.
The restaurant owner claimed the over-eater was causing him to make a loss. “Every time he comes here, I lose a few hundred yuan,” he said.
“Even when he drinks soy milk, he can drink 20 or 30 bottles. When he eats the pork trotters, he consumes the whole tray of them. And for prawns, usually people use tongs to pick them up, he uses a tray to take them all.”
The story has garnered over 250 million views on Weibo, with many arguing that the restaurant should not be all-you-can-eat restaurant if they cannot afford it.
Others sympathised with the restaurant owner.
Kang’s story follows President Xi Jinping’s call for people to “fight against food waste” due to rising food shortages.