Chuckarama Restaurants Complaint - Chuckarama Has You On Video!

Review by janniecat on 2009-08-09
SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Eat and Chuck A Rama and be video taped without your consent!

Two elderly laides eating at the table next to us. Manager comes up and tells them that he's reviewed the video tapes and he thinks they are stealing food - they've put a chicken breast in their purse! Turns out the lady was taking out a plastic bag with her liquid medicine in it and the manager decided that she was stealing food from them,

First, why didn't he ask instead of accusing and secondly, why were they videotaping? Are they that paranoid about someone taking a piece of chicken or a biscuit?

It made me very uncomfortable so I looked around and there's no notice that they are taping customers while they eat - its a slimey practice.

Wow - don't eat at this place EVER!
Comments:21 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-08-11
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-09:
It's not against the law to have video cameras installed in a place of business. Video cameras have become to norm nowadays. Get used to it. Thanks to all the dishonest people in the world, big brother is here to stay
Posted by Pepper on 2009-08-09:
it's only illegal if the cameras are installed in an area where there is a "reasonable expectation of privacy"

(meaning the toilets or a changing room etc)
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-09:
Most establishments have CCTV. Your privacy is gone once you step out of your residence.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-09:
You are on video more than you are not. If being on video freaks you, you'll have to stay in your house 24 hours a day with the blinds drawn. It's just a fact of life today.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-09:
Exactly Ken.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-09:
Can anyone here see what I am doing at the present moment?
Posted by Pepper on 2009-08-09:

Do you need some more Nair?
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-09:
LOL Pepper!
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-09:
What? Don't you see a pretty girl's bare back?
Posted by Pepper on 2009-08-09:
no. i can't see your computer monitor from here
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-09:
LOL! You're too witty Pepper! Send me a dumb ass. lol
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-09:
How did Ken figure out what I do all day?
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-08-09:
Holy crap, I always snitch tidbits for the dogs..I could get locked up! I usually make the waitress an accessory to my crime..by announcing to her that I'm "stealing" it for my chihuahua.

I take it this is a buffet..

Frankly, it sounds like an overzealous manager to me, but that could just be cause I'm a chicken thief.
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-08-09:
In fact, I've decided that I'd rather face a judge than my doggies if I didn't bring home a treat. They head right to my purse when we come home from dinner out.
Posted by Pepper on 2009-08-10:
though i have to wonder
who stores liquid medicine in a plastic bag

wouldn't it be better in a bottle?

yeah it must be a buffet because if it is a regular meal you can bring it home.

though i think my dad saw a lady doing that once at a buffet... it was all you can eat, so she ate and then started stuffing some into her purse too
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-10:
Well Miss M, *some*body has to be watching all that tape. By the way, you might want to have that mole checked out, just to be safe.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-10:
Pepper, I suspect what she meant is that the bottle of liquid is kept in a ziploc bag, just in case. All in all, not a bad idea.
Posted by CrazyRedHead on 2009-08-10:
I used to work at Ryan's which is an all you can eat buffet. We have had people of all ages come in with large purses with a bag in it and they would rake all kinds of food into it and leave. You would be amazed at what some people would do for free food.
Posted by Pepper on 2009-08-10:
or klondike bars
Posted by lisa on 2009-08-10:
Mmm...I love the Ryans in Pearl, MS. It's been awhile since I have been!
Posted by CrazyRedHead on 2009-08-11:
Mmmmm, especially on Saturdays when you can get as much steak, the way you want it, directly from the grill. Medium rare mmmmmmmmmm mmmm.

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