Jules and Vincent went through a complicated day, they had a briefcase with some extraordinary content, they were wearing clothes that may have been too show-off flamboyant - but yet instead of going directly to Marcellus Wallace they stopped at a diner.

This seems to be a risky move, are there reasons for that decision explained in the movie?

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    They're heavily armed bad-ass gangsters. Why would anyone even bother them at all? Nobody bothers anyone else at a diner. The robbery was a fluke event. Also, why would those clothes be "too show-off"? At worst they look like tourists.
    – BCdotWEB
    Apr 4, 2021 at 15:08
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    There is no indication what is in the briefcase ever. It gets described at Marcellus's "dirty laundry" but we never see what is in the case.
    – Paulie_D
    Apr 4, 2021 at 15:18
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    @WoJ They're gangsters, not employees.
    – BCdotWEB
    Apr 4, 2021 at 16:00
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    @WoJ Vincent also goes the bathroom and leaves his uzi on the counter in another room - while breaking and entering someone else's house no less. There was also a major plot point about how he left the safety off on his handgun. These guys are not professional, security-minded experts.
    – Steve-O
    Apr 5, 2021 at 15:58
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    They were dressed no differently than a couple of kids in the summer. As Jimmy put it, they looked like 'a couple of dorks'. Does a bright t-shirt make for a flamboyant statement? Vincent had a white t-shirt. Where I am from that is about the least flamboyant one could dress. Apr 5, 2021 at 19:35

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They wanted breakfast

It's a simple as that.

After they dump the body with Mr Wolf's help he takes Racquel out for breakfast which obviously puts the idea in Vincent's mind and he suggests breakfast to Jules.

Now granted they are dressed a little casually but they aren't at any substantial risk. No one knows they have the briefcase and they are more than capable of taking care of themselves as they prove.

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    and he suggests breakfast to Jules → thanks, I missed that part.
    – WoJ
    Apr 4, 2021 at 15:16
  • They also had a lot to talk about.
    – magarnicle
    Apr 5, 2021 at 3:18

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