Here’s the thing– people can be greedy, especially when it comes to food!
An all-you-can-eat restaurant in China had to close after customers’ appetites were far too large. The Chinese hot pot restaurant Jiamener, located in the city of Chengdu, only opened in December, and started the all-you-can-eat promotion on June 1st hoping to lure in customers. (Hot pot is a popular traditional Chinese casserole made of meat and vegetables, and typically covered with sliced potato.)
The promotion stated that customers could pay just 120 yuan ($18.54) for a membership card, which would entitle them to unlimited food for an entire month.
The issue arose when patrons began sharing their membership cards with friends and family.
At the height of the promotion, Jiamener was serving more than 500 customers a day– they would line up at 8 a.m. and not leave until after midnight.
After two weeks the restaurant found itself in about $77,000 worth of debt, and had to close.