So to further explain the scenario -- the pub owner IS passing through a group of people, but I had THOUGHT the comment was directed at his business partner who just happened to be among them (chatting with another customer). I was assuming he was trying to get the guy's attention, to come help him or something. Obviously it was slightly different.
And it was through googling the phrase "Eis und fertig" that I got so many results that had to do with "just add ice (or a scoop of ice cream) and you're done". But then there was also one about "Auf das Eis und fertig, los", just to help confuse matters....
Sooooo, the results are in, and the winner is (I agree with CM2DD and Jalapeno):
"Watch out! Coming through!"
Or even simply "Coming through!" if intoned loudly enough.
You're right though, "Heiß und fettig!" is a lot more fun. ;)
@confused gb unplugged: I just this week discovered "agathe bauer"! Song lyrics are better, but yes, I think this qualifies. :) :)
@kedi31 and @confused: I had to go look up Anneliese Braun too! (Oh, I see someone else posted a link as well.)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyQLyYXRtYw
@Phillip: re:"Aus und fertig!" that's good to know too, thank you. But that wasn't the case here ... although I appreciate all your attempts to incorporate the other scenarios for me! ;-)
And thank you again to EVERYONE else for such an entertaining and informative read. I'll have to go back and read all the posts in more detail when I have time. Right now I'm already an hour late for work from this! LOL :-)