Who doesn't love a good Wetherspoons? Sure, they don't show the footy and there is no music on, but at least you can get all three meals a day there and the pints don't cost as much as a gold clock.
And you know where you are with their menu. Among the regular specials, there's curry night, fish and chips on a Friday, and - of course - Steak Club.
Not this week though. Diners expecting to get their weekly dose of meaty goodness were left unsatisfied after the chain pulled the steak from the menu at all of its 900+ pubs across the UK.
They didn't take the decision lightly though. The supplier that provides all of the meat that gets eaten on Steak Night at Wetherspoons up and down the country has been found to be in 'serious non-compliance with food hygiene regulations'.
This meant that due to what the pub chain called 'supplier failure' they couldn't serve the Aberdeen Angus steak, gammon, or sirloin steak.
A notice spotted at one pub read: "Due to a supplier failure, the following meals are unavailable: 8oz and 14oz Aberdeen Angus rump steak, 8oz sirloin steak, 5oz and 10z gammon.
"We are still able to offer our mixed grill and large mixed grill meals, but they will be served with a grilled chicken breast instead of the Aberdeen Angus rump steak."
In a surprising turn of events, the kind of people who religiously attend their local Wetherspoons to eat steak on a Tuesday night are also the kind of people who kick up a fuss about stuff.
Some of them were particularly pissed off about the other options that they were offered instead, including - heaven forbid - salad.
James Jarvis, 27, told the Sun: "One of their suggestions was a quinoa salad with grilled halloumi. I came in for a steak - not a poncey salad!"
A customer in Somerset, Michael Rousell said: "I can't believe a multi- million pound organisation like Wetherspoon can't sort this out - it beggars belief."
They may be angry, but the move was all for their protection after the Food Standards Agency visited the Russell Hume site, which provides meat for schools and care homes, as well as Spoons.
They said: "Russell Hume were unable to demonstrate compliance with food hygiene rules at its locations, so we have stopped any product from leaving their sites until the business can provide assurances that they are complying with the relevant legislation, and that they are producing safe food."
They ordered all of the meat to be recalled, which led to the outrage at Wetherspoons.
Here's hoping they can get back to normal next week - these guys don't tolerate missed steaks lightly.
Featured Image Credit: JD Wetherspoon
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