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Diner Patrons Say Food Too Greasy, Refuse to Pay

Two women reportedly ordered food from Fairfied's Athena Diner and, finding it greasy, refused to pay.

[Editor's Note: Incident information is supplied by the .]

A manager at reported to police Thursday that two women in their 60s ordered food and then refused to pay, police said.

One woman took a bite from her plate while the other left her meal untouched. They told reportedly told the manager the food was too greasy and they would not be paying for it.

The manager told police that each woman left in a BMW. Police traced the plates to a Fairfield resident and a Westport resident. They spoke with the Westport woman, who said the food was “inedible.”

Marilyn Miller May 04, 2012 at 06:32 PM
We eat there all the time. Always fine. Nicest staff ever. Treat every customer like family. I hope John (owner) and George (best waiter ever!) told her not to come back.
Frederick Klein May 04, 2012 at 07:05 PM
We also eat there all the time. The staff is great, and the food is delicious. I'd love to know what they ordered because there's some dishes you order at a diner and you expect it will be, well, diner-like. These women sound like real winners. Did they think they were at Osianna or something?
AnotherDay May 06, 2012 at 10:32 AM
If their cooking skills are anything like their business skills, I'm not surprised that the customers didn't like the food. If they felt the food was too greasy and barely touched it...and explained this to the manager...he expects them to pay or he calls the cops? Even if he doesn't agree, this is unheard of. What happened to "the customer is always right? I gues he treats you "like family" as long as you don't question the food or pay in full. I'm crossing this place off my list!
jill ward May 07, 2012 at 10:02 PM
We were recently at Athena diner. Our waiter was missing most of his teeth and had an open neck wound. Needless to say, we all lost our appetites . Although we did pay for our meals, we obviously didn't touch them will never go back. Im with the ladies on this one...
STUTZ May 08, 2012 at 05:33 PM
I worked for John and John for almost 10 years and they take allot of pride in what they serve their customers and how they treat them also and yes they do treat them like family. However there is always an exception to the rule in regards to the customer always being right. She did not touch her food but it was to greasy, come on! This is a diner and diner's are notorious for their breakfast and grilled items hence the grease! However they are also very accomadating to and they will grill your selection dry or alter to your needs, In addition their is an abundant selection of salads, broiled fish which they will prepare without oil or butter (no grease). They always aim to please and if not satisfied they will make it right which tells me these women were unreasonable.

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