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Its against health & safety for my dog to get a doggy bag from restaurant

Discussion in 'Dog Chat' started by Montys Mum, May 28, 2010.


  1. Montys Mum

    Montys Mum PetForums Newbie

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    Dear Dog Lovers, I have been to a restaurant earlier today and felt I had to get feedback from other dog lovers on this subject ..... I ordered a sirlion steak in a restaurant - t - our total bill came to £100+ and as I couldn't eat all my steak I asked if they could wrap it in a doggy bag for my little dog. The waitress came back to say that the chef could not give it to me as it was against health & safety rules and this was supported by the restaurant manageress. I have never encountered this problem before in all the restaurants and hotels I've ever eaten in. Is this a new ruling or have I just been lucky not to encounter it? It was so humiliating. Any advice would be much appreciated - should I complain or should I just never ask a restaurant again ......???? :mad:
     
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    thedogsmother PetForums VIP

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    I had a similar thing reecently but they were happy that I confirmed that it wouldnt be eaten by humans and let me have it once Id done that.
     
  3. xxsarahpopsxx

    xxsarahpopsxx PetForums VIP

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    If i had spent all that money and they had refused my request, I would have went to the bathroom, got some toilet roll and wouldve taken it with me regardless. Its yours so why cant you do what you please with it. A doggy bag is just less messy than it wrapped in paper lol
     
  4. davehyde

    davehyde Banned

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    i can see the problems tbh.

    temperature is critical.

    if i have left over food in a meal, unless i am at home the dog will never see it.

    i wouldnt want to eat it so why should i expect my little man to eat it?

    dont take long for meat to grow bugs and become toxic.
     
  5. Zaros

    Zaros Pet Forums, P/resident Evil

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    I think I may have come up with the perfect solution to this problem. What you don't eat you should gorge on. Then when you return home you simply regurgitate the meal and hey presto! there you go Fido! Dogs do it so what difference does it make if we do it? ;)
     
  6. davehyde

    davehyde Banned

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    that is a great idea.
    get fido to lick yer face, spew it up, fido eats it, then kisses daddy.

    second thoughts.....................:scared:
     
  7. alaun

    alaun PetForums VIP

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    I asked for a doggy bag a couple of weeks ago - it was the first time I had ever asked, and I was really embarrassed - but the restaurant were happy to oblige, and then I started a trend, nearly every table asked after that, lol.
     
  8. love_my_pets

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    I always ask and they 9/10 times are cool with it, but I usually just wrap my leftover meat/ rind etc in a napkin if they say no. Usually have a food bag in my bag anyway so just pop it in that! As far as I am concerned I've paid for it I will do what I will with it!
     
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    Ive never left anything on my plate when eating out so have never encountered this problem.. lol

    But Im sure if I did I would just take it...
     
  11. GoldenShadow

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    Both my places where I worked do this for people. Often we get kiddies eating the carvery but they can't manage it or decide they aren't hungry after all so we wrap it in a baguette tray for them to take home and have later.

    I can see some places being wary of it, but surely as long as the customer is made aware food once off the premises is not the responsibility of the establishment (like if you store it in 30 degree celcius heat for four days then eat it), surely it ought to be OK? Does seem daft, but if the customer says OK its my responsibility to make sure its OK to eat when I leave, it should be alright :confused:
     
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    EmCHammer PetForums VIP

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    I often just take it.

    I was at a carvery once at the end of the night and OH's dad disappeared drunkenly into the kitchen and 5 minutes later the chef came out with a huge bag of the ends of joints foro the dogs - marvellous!!
     
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    Why did you ask?

    If I want meat for the dogs I just wrap it in a napkin from the plate, I don't ask them.
     
  14. wooliewoo

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    Snap.......i have even gone prepared before with a plastic bag !!!!!
     
  15. haeveymolly

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    Oh i would just take it, this is another example of health and safety gone mad. How many years has people been taking doggie bags home with them and i wonder how many times anyone has ever come to any harm.
     
  16. davehyde

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    mmm i dread to think actually. probably more than you'd imagine

    bbq's & running buffets yuk!!!!

    i bet for every barbie someone falls ill. maybe they dont blame the barbie but i wont eat the stuff. i like it cooked through proper.
     
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    I always take my left overs home. I wrap it in a napkin and put it in my bag :)
     
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  18. davehyde

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    now c'mon fluff, soup in a napkin?????
    i dont believe ya:lol:
     
  19. davehyde

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    i cant even have food off the wifes plate, even if she hasnt started eating i just cannot do it.

    cant re warm an indian the next day nor a pizza or chinese.

    weird me aint i lol
     
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