Squidward expresses his disgust for Krabby Patties despite never having one, SpongeBob insists that he tries one, claiming that they are so popular that ”the only people who don’t like a Krabby Patty have never tasted one”. Squidwerd eventually does and bites only a piece of the patty off. Squidward’s opinion of Krabby Patties seem to remain unchanged as he angrily says to SpongeBob that the one he tried was the most ”horrible, putrid, poorly prepared, vile, unappetizing, disgusting excuse for a sandwich it has ever been my displeasure to have slither down my throat!” and literally buries the patty.
When a dejected SpongeBob leaves, Squidward desperately digs up the patty and eats the remains when he in fact likes them. He wants to have more but after already stating that he hates Krabby Patties to SpongeBob, Squidward then forces himself to sneak for one without him knowing, as he knows that SpongeBob thinks he hates them, and will not give him anymore. Squidward tries to have another Krabby Patty by stating an ”order” to SpongeBob for a Triple Krabby Patty Supreme on a kelp bun, with extra sea pickles and burnt to the crisp. SpongeBob makes it, and also apologize to Squidward (who wasn’t paying attention to the Krabby Patty instead) for trying to force him to like a Krabby Patty saying how he realize he wanted to make himself happy and learns not everybody has to like the same thing. After making it, SpongeBob wants to give it to the customer since he never gets to make that kind of patty much. When realizing he/she left, he eats it (unaware that it was for Squidward himself).
Squidward then notices a half-eaten Krabby Patty on a trash can. Taking this as an opportunity, he munches the garbage and not the patty itself. He spits out the garbage and before he can eat it, SpongeBob sadly burns it claiming that a Krabby Patty should not be disposed in such means, once again ruining his chance to have another Krabby Patty. After having a dream of a giant Krabby Patty as his own wife, a determined Squidward continues to try to eat another patty by coming back to the Krusty Krab in the middle of the night. He then enters the ”Patty Vault,” where legions of ready-made Krabby Patties are. Before he can finally have another, SpongeBob enters and says to Squidward that he always comes to work at 3 a.m. when he counts the sesame seeds.
SpongeBob is confused why Squidward is in the Krusty Krab in early hours, why the Patty Vault is open, why is he holding a Krabby Patty behind his back and acting nervous and sweating and looking hungry before realizing that he likes Krabby Patties. Once SpongeBob asks Squidward, Squidward openly states that he indeed likes them before wolfing down the patties in the vault. SpongeBob then warns Squidward not to eat too many of them in there as they all go down to his thighs and, as Squidward sarcastically predicted, causes him to subsequently explode.
Later, a bodyless Squidward is taken to the hospital in an ambulance and a paramedic who is sitting beside him holding his tentacles jokingly says that he remembers having his first Krabby Patty.