A restaurant owner says he has apologised to his guests after he made a ‘terrible mistake’ when he ate leftover ham and ramen.
It comes after a man at a restaurant in Calgary complained about being ‘stuck’ in his seat for two hours, and a mother in Quebec said she was told her son had lost her job because he was too busy eating ramen at the restaurant.
Aram Jadwan was dining with his family at the Ramen Lounge in Calgary on Sunday when he decided to take a bite of his ramen, which was served with a spoon.
“It was the perfect lunch,” he said in a statement on Facebook.
“The noodles were so tender, and the soup so flavorful.”
“I ordered a bowl of ramen for my son and he happily ate his ramens for two or three hours straight.”
Jadwan said he had the idea to create a ramen menu when his wife moved to Calgary from the U.S. two years ago, but his initial reaction to the restaurant’s menu was “a little bit off,” he wrote.
Jadwans son said his family and friends were waiting for him to leave, but when he arrived at the counter, he was told he had to sit for two to three hours.
“I was so frustrated,” he told CBC News.
After he left, Jadwanas son said he was “flustered” and told him he could not eat anything for the next 48 hours.
Jadwen was unable to take his seat at the table, and said he and his wife tried to explain the situation to their guests.
When guests came to the table for a second meal, Jidwan said, they “all laughed and enjoyed the food,” but “we were all very frustrated.”
Jidwan was later told he would be leaving for a job interview and would not be able to come back.
Jidwans wife, who works at a bank, also said she and her husband “had a few” reservations, but that they decided to try to accommodate guests who did not want to wait in the restaurant all day.
“We had a few reservations and we said, ‘If you don’t want to stay, we’ll do a little bit more for you,'” she told CBC.
The restaurant owner also wrote on Facebook that he “made a mistake in judgement” and apologized to his customers.
“It is a terrible mistake to make,” he added.
“I am sincerely sorry and I want to offer my apologies to everyone who was offended.”
Jidwaan is one of many Canadians to complain about being stuck in their seats at restaurants after eating leftover ramen and ham, or ramen with gravy.
In July, a man who had been dining at the same restaurant was asked to leave after his son complained he was stuck for two days in the middle of the restaurant, CBC News reported.