This is happening to me as well. Sims keep stealing each other’s food. First time it happened to me when my Sim went to the bathroom and when she came back, a child took her meal. Second time, my Sim had a chat with her friend then someone random walked up to our table and took her food. I had to steal someone else’s food to fill my Sims’ hunger. Third time my Sim took her friend’s order instead of hers. Sims are becoming food thieves. I have all the expansion packs then couple game packs, and two stuff packs.
I'm also having this problem. It makes eating out impossible with my sims, which sucks because I love having them do dinner dates and I've had other sims come right up and steal food before they could even start eating it.
Product: The Sims 4
Which language are you playing the game in? English
How often does the bug occur? Every time (100%)
What is your current game version number? 184.108.40.2060
What expansions, game packs, and stuff packs do you have installed? Everything except Romantic Garden Stuff.
Steps: How can we find the bug ourselves? Eat at a restaurant
What happens when the bug occurs? My sims either don't eat their food, or have it stolen by another sim dining at the restaurant.
What do you expect to see? Them eating their own food and not having it stolen.
Have you installed any customization with the game, e.g. Custom Content or Mods? Not now. I've removed them.
Did this issue appear after a specific patch or change you made to your system? Neutral/Not Sure
I've noticed that since I've installed Island Living my sims can't eat undisturbed at restaurants anymore, I'm not sure if It's a bug caused by Island Living. When I try to manage a restaurant on a different sim the customers steal food too, so it's not just isolated to that one character either. I've played around a fair bit with restaurants when Dine Out first came out so I know that whatever caused this issue is caused by something more recent.
My SIM had the right idea earlier...
As soon as her meal was delivered she took it and went upstairs away from other people to eat her meal.
I'm to the point where I have been putting bars in all my restaraunts and ordering food there instead of the actual restaraunt part.
Food still gets stolen, but at least there are 8 servings and everyone in the party can eat a full meal and a bunch left for theives too
I noticed this started happening for me when I used Perk Points to get 'Fast Eaters'. Instead of eating faster, they start getting up and mulling about the place, stealing other people's food, putting their food on the floor, definitely not eating fast!