Internet Slams Woman For Getting Fast Food Delivered to Hibachi Restaurant

A self-proclaimed "picky eater" received blowback online when she claimed in a Reddit post that she had fast food delivered to a hibachi restaurant. Dietary habits aside, commenters unanimously agreed that the 19-year-old was wrong to bring outside food into the restaurant.

In the popular Reddit forum "Am I The A**hole," Redditor u/AccomplishedCandle83 wanted to know: "AITA [am I the a**hole] for having different food delivered?" The post has received more than 10,000 votes and nearly 3,700 comments.

"I don't have any dietary restrictions that I know of but I usually hate most things I eat," she said at the beginning of the post. "My family went out to a hibachi restaurant and forced me to come with them."

The Redditor claimed that her mother typically buys fast food for her on the way out to a family dinner. In this particular instance, however, they were running late, so her mother didn't stop. Instead, her mother recommended that she order the chicken. But the Redditor refused.

"I complained that I'd hate it and my mom said I should try it because I might like it and because she'd been letting me live off chicken nuggets and instant ramen for too long but I really really don't like most other foods," the Redditor explained. "So I had some Burger King delivered to the hibachi place and ate it while the rest of my family enjoyed their hibachi."

According to the Mayo Clinic Health System, "[n]early all parents struggle with picky eaters." That being said, there are a few expert-approved methods parents can use when trying to expand their children's palettes.

First and foremost, health experts remind parents to be patient with their children when introducing new foods.

"Research has shown it sometimes takes 11 tries for a child to decide they like a new food. So keep serving broccoli – and even allow a child to touch it or play with it to learn about how it might feel in their mouth," said the American Heart Association on its website. "Always ask that they take one bite."

It is also recommended that parents avoid "short-order cooking."

"Preparing a separate meal for your child after he or she rejects the original meal might promote picky eating," the Mayo Clinic explained. "Encourage your child to stay at the table for the designated mealtime — even if he or she doesn't eat."

Parents are also encouraged to stick to routines, combine foods and serve as their child's role model when it comes to nutrition.

As a result of her bold move, the Redditor said she received "funny" looks from the restaurant's other patrons, and shared that her mother scolded her later that night for embarrassing the rest of the family.

Commenters also slammed the Redditor for her decision to order fast food to the restaurant.

"YTA [you're the a**hole], if you're going to make a spectacle of yourself ... stay home," said u/hellopdub.

"[Nineteen] ... is a legal adult in the US. I consider myself a picky eater, but whenever my family went to a place I didn't like, I would usually just snack on the chips and get fast food on the way home after," shared u/TheGamerDanYT. "OP [original poster] absolutely YTA for ordering delivery from a fast food place to a restaurant."

"It's SO rude to bring outside food to a restaurant unless you have strict dietary restrictions (allergies and whatnot) but even then, having fast food delivered is just beyond outrageously rude," added u/scootypuffs9.

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A self-proclaimed “picky eater” received blowback online when she claimed in a Reddit post that she had fast food delivered to a hibachi restaurant. Magone/iStock