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Restaurant customers receive fine for not finishing their meal

By Mason White 7:05 PM February 14, 2013
Restaurant were you must finish your food 

By: Debbie Gross
(Scroll down for video) When you were a child you probably heard that you must finish all the food on your plate. Now, a restaurant is making sure their diners also finish all the food they ordered or face a fine, according to press reports in Japan.

A restaurant in Japan is punishing customers who do not finish their meals.

The seafood restaurant in Sapporo, Japan, charges customers that do not end the last bit of food on their plates. The experience is a bit like being a kid again. But instead of not having dessert because you failed to clean your plate, you leave with a wallet that is a little thinner.

One customer who experienced the ordeal explained that the fine is really for a good cause. The restaurant owners want to honor the fishermen who defy the dangerous conditions at sea to provide delicious food for the public.

Customers ordering the meshi tsukko, a bowl of rice topped with salmon roe, are warned in advance: “You may not leave even a grain of rice on your plate. Customers who do not complete their meshi tsukko have to shell out a nice donation.”

There is no word on the amount of the fine, but it seems to be rare that someone does not really end all their food. A customer wrote that he was nervous at first about ordering food that comes with those conditions, but the waitress assured him that almost no one leaves their meshi tsukko unfinished.