“Problems apparently arose when customers ignored the non-transferable membership rules and shared their cards with other diners.
“Some people would eat and drink and pack away some too,” one waiter told local media. “They brought a huge bag to pack food away.”
This is sad, because it was a semi-good idea, but again, applying it to mainland Chinese, this was a predictable outcome. I’m surprised that the owners didn’t realize that.
Single-price all you can eat for an entire month could work, albeit providing daily or weekly offers might have been better – including electro-shock penalties for violators of the “do not share” rule.
Again, nope, not a world power.
Less than two weeks after it launched an all-you-can-eat campaign, Jiamener Hotpot Restaurant in Chengdu closes its doors.