Video circulating online shows a massive brawl breaking out at the Golden Corral in Bensalem, Pennsylvania on Friday night.
I’m talking punches being thrown, high chairs flying, people picking up tables trying to use them as battering rams, and folks caught in the middle trying to run away to get out of the 40-person melee.
And apparently it all started because the buffet ran out of steak.
According to former Bensalem Golden Corral employee Dylan Becker, he was told by a current employee that the fight started when one family cut in line for the remaining supply of steak:
“From what I heard it was over steak, apparently somebody cut in line…
There was two parties in line waiting for steak. Somebody had cut in front and then started being picky and finicky about the steaks and taking too long, and then, somebody else spoke up and said something I guess the other party didn’t like. Then, it just looks like it turned into an all-out brawl.”
“There was a shortage of steak and two parties were involved and one family cut in front of another family, they were taking their time and they ran out of steak and it got into a heated exchange at the tables.”
Police wouldn’t confirm that the beef was over steak, but in the video you hear one man walk away from the scuffle saying:
“All I wanted was some steak.”
Man. I don’t know if you’ve ever been to Golden Corral or not, but I have a friend who not-so-affectionately refers to it as the “pig trough.” It’s not exactly like they’re serving prime cuts of meat on their $14 all-you-can-eat buffet.
I mean, I could see throwing hands (and high chairs) over the chocolate fountain, but if you want a good steak you’re gonna have to at least go somewhere nice like Texas Roadhouse. Now THAT would be a steak worth fighting over.
As many times as I’ve been to Golden Corral (and it’s more than I’d like to admit), there’s absolutely nothing in that place worth catching a felony over.
But I guess the recent supply shortages have everybody on edge these days – even at the Golden Corral.