We all had the pleasure of eating something amazing from a new restaurant and that we couldn't wait to go back, but what about the not-so-good one? I am sure we all had the experience of trying a new restaurant to only be disappointed. I am not talking about average. I mean below average and poor.
Do you tend to go back? How many times are you willing to try a restaurant before you "give up" on it?
In theory, I am always willing to give a restaurant a second chance (but probably not third). In practice, it can be difficult to go back to a restaurant which I had bad experience -- unless it is convenient. Even if I am willing to give them a second chance, there are just so many other newer and nicer restaurants to go to.
Looking back, I think I only go back 25% of the time for restaurants which I had a poor first impression. Let's face it. I don't even get to go back to some of the good ones due to other difficulties.
Taste aside, there was one time I am sure that I got a food poison from a restaurant. I have not gone back since. Food poison is a dead no-no for me.