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Would you ask for a doggy bag?
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stevemcol
Old 30-11-2012, 8:30 PM
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I clear my own plate, then everyone else's.
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Old 01-12-2012, 10:57 AM
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I don't often have leftovers in restaurants but was told by a Best Western Hotel restaurant that they don't allow doggy bags for "health and safety"!

Didn't press the issue

Went to a local carvery at the end of their service and we asked for, and were given, a large piece of roast beef which was "only for the cat". My OH at the time said it was delicious
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Old 03-12-2012, 8:05 AM
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There should be an option on the poll "I'm a greedy swine that never ever leaves anything at a restaurant to need a doggy bag" that would be me

If I wanted one I'd take my own to save asking.
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Old 03-12-2012, 12:34 PM
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I too was once told they couldn't give me it to me for 'health and safety reasons' what tosh!
I said in that case could i have some extra napkins and i wrapped it up myself, there must have been half a bloody turkey left on my plate no way i was leaving it!
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Old 04-12-2012, 4:29 PM
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No I usually dont have anything left to doggy bag and I don't like reheating food
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Old 04-12-2012, 5:01 PM
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Wouldnt bother, I usually go for chinese or indian, chinese doesnt reheat well anyway.

I do insist that, if we go to an all you can eat place, that it is order what you can eat, not order what you want to poke around the plate.
We use two chinese all you can eat places, and they will just keep bringing food, I would consider it an insult to order it and not eat it.

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That pushed me into popping for a chinese with the lad, very nice too.

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Old 05-12-2012, 6:00 AM
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I often ask to take excess food home as most restaurant portions, even just ordering a main, are far too large for me.

Most food warms up fine and if its something nice, I can enjoy it again the next day.

For those of you who 'proudly' clear your plates, I think that food eaten when you are full is no less wasted than food that is thrown away.
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Old 05-12-2012, 4:13 PM
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i went in a chain restaurant with my elderly auntie.. they gave her a massive piece of chicken which she couldnt eat..i asked for a doggie bag and was told they couldnt because of elf and safety..when i asked why they said that she might heat it up and get food poisoning.. my auntie did mention that she is 85 and seems to have lasted so far ..absolute madness
i would have been better sneaking it into my bag

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