Local man protests restaurant's all-you-can-eat policy

CREATED May 14, 2012 - UPDATED: May 14, 2012

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THIENSVILLE - A disturbance at a local restaurant when one man got upset that an all-you-can-eat fish fry didn't live up to its name.

At 6'6" and 350 lbs, Bill Wisth admits he's a big guy who can pack it away more than most.  And he wants one restaurant to make all-you-can-eat, all he can eat too.

"It's false advertising," said Wisth to TODAY'S TMJ4.

Wisth has a beef with the all-you-can-eat fish fry at Chuck's Place.  He was there Friday when the restaurant cut him off after he ate a dozen pieces.

"Well, we asked for more fish and they refused to give us any more fish," recalled Wisth.

The restaurant says it was running out of fish and patience; arguing Bill has been a problem customer before.  They sent him on his way with another eight pieces, but that still wasn't enough.

He was so fired up, he called the police.  "I think that people have to stand up for consumers," said Wisth.

And he wasn't done.  He came back two days later with a picket sign.

Elizabeth Roeming is a waitress there and says they've tried to work with Bill over the years -- like letting him have a tab he still hasn't paid off. 

And customers are running to the restaurant's defense, even interrupting TODAY'S TMJ's interview to give Bill their two cents.

Bill isn't backing down, saying his fish fry fight isn't over.  But in the end, even he had something nice to say.

"They do have like some of the best pizza in town if you like deep dish pizza," said Wisth.

Bill Wisth says he will picket every Sunday until the restaurant rethinks what happened.