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Published:June 5th, 2010 12:14 EST
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Restaurant Owner: Eat Everything On Your Plate Or Don't Come Back!

By Robert Paul Reyes


"An Australian restaurateur fed up with the waste left by diners has ordered her customers to eat everything on their plates for their sake of the earth or pay a penalty and not return.

plate of foodChef Yukako Ichikawa has introduced a 30 percent discount for diners who eat all the food they have ordered at Wafu, her 30-seat restaurant in the Sydney suburb of Surry Hills, that describes itself as `guilty free Japanese cuisine.`" Reuters

Wafu serves organic (read:no taste) meals, that are free of gluten, diary and eggs. I would never patronize this dining establishment, I want my meals to be chockful of sugar, grease and gluten.

When I was a child my mother would chastise me whenever I left vegetables on my plate with these words: Don`t you know that there are millions starving in India? Like I gave a rip that Indians were going to bed hungry. Today Indians still aren`t eating very much, they`re too busy working 14 hours a day in a call center.

I don`t want to be treated like a child in a restuarant; I want to be treated like a responsible adult. If I leave a few vegetables on my plate, that`s my business. I paid for the meal, and I can do whatever I want with my food.

A fine dining establishment doesn`t have to bribe customers to eat all the food on their plates. If the food is delicious, diners will clean their plates.

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