Tuscaloosa, AL (AP) - A new type of restaurant based on a new type of pricing is expanding in more ways than one. It seems that Stumpy's Eatery based in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, doesn't charge by the plate, they charge by the pound ... literally.
Tripp Schroeder, owner and long-time customer, has always been attracted to the concept. "We sincerely believe that we're doing this business the right way, and every other buffet restaurant out there is doing it completely wrong." Stumpy's doesn't charge you a flat price, they charge you based on your weight when you enter the doors.
"We picked up an old weight scale from this warehouse that went bankrupt, and the concept just seemed to grow from there, " states Denise Schroeder, Tripp's wife and business partner. "The idea just hit us and after we digested it a while, this is what we came up with."
"We've had a few complaints since we've opened and that damned NAAFA (National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance) has brought a suit against us," explains Tripp.
The restaurant's name is derived from the fact that Tripp lost all his toes on his right foot due to gangrene, and his nickname has been Stumpy since. The Schroeders are also planning on opening a chain of buffet restaurants based on the parking garage concept, where you pay by the amount of time spent in the eatery.
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