The World’s Stingiest Airport Sandwich

Open Jaw

Pax know they’re going to pay more for food at an airport. In fact, $6.25 doesn’t seem totally out of line for a bacon and egg sandwich bought at an airport takeaway restaurant.

Until you see the sandwich.

A passenger at GLA wrote the following as he shared a photo on Reddit of the sandwich he purchased from an establishment imaginatively named EAT.

“This is what a £3.20 bacon and egg roll from Edinburgh Airport looks like,” he wrote. 'I never asked for a refund as I figured it must just be overpriced (expletive deleted) cause it’s an airport.”

It appears the customer service at the cafe chain was equally inept. “The part that made it worse was that they told me to take a seat and they’d bring it over. The only empty table was clearly empty because it hadn’t been cleaned for what appeared to be weeks and then after 15 minutes I had to go back and ask where my roll was which they had totally forgotten about.”

When he finally got his sandwich, he could only laugh.

“As miffed as I was about the terrible service as soon as I opened it I burst out laughing as did my girlfriend because, well, look at it. It’s so bad it’s funny.”

Needless to say, Reddit users were quick to poke fun at the situation, with one joking that the egg must have been laid by a hummingbird and the bacon had come from a micro pig.

A spokesman from Edinburgh Airport told The Scotsman: “We work closely with all of our food and beverage providers to ensure we offer customers the best choice of refreshments and service. Sadly on this occasion we fell below the mark and offer our apologies to this customer. Clearly this is not the service we should be providing and we will be addressing this complaint with EAT.”

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