China restaurant apologises for weighing customers

Hashtags about the restaurant have been viewed more than 300 million times on Weibo
Hashtags about the restaurant have been viewed more than 300 million times on Weibo

A restaurant in central China has apologised for encouraging diners to weigh themselves and then order food accordingly.

The policy was introduced after a national campaign against food waste was launched.

The beef restaurant in the city of Changsha placed two large scales at its entrance this week.

It then asked diners to enter their measurements into an app that would then suggest menu items accordingly.

Signs reading “be thrifty and diligent, promote empty plates” and “operation empty plate” were pinned up.

The policy caused uproar on Chinese social media.

Hashtags about the restaurant have been viewed more than 300 million times on the social platform Weibo.

The restaurant said it was “deeply sorry” for its interpretation of the national “Clean Plate Campaign”.

“Our original intentions were to advocate stopping waste and ordering food in a

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Indianapolis’ 4 favorite spots to find inexpensive Chinese food

In search of a new favorite Chinese spot?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable Chinese restaurants around Indianapolis, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to meet your needs.

1. Egg Roll Number 1

Topping the list is Egg Roll Number 1. Located at 4540 S. Emerson Ave., the Vietnamese and Chinese spot, which offers soups and more, is the highest-rated cheap Chinese restaurant in Indianapolis, boasting 4.5 stars out of 394 reviews on Yelp. 

If you’re curious for more, we found these details about Egg Roll Number 1.

“Our Vietnamese menu features over 15 types of pho, a traditional noodle soup. You have to try our Chinese menu, offering seafood, pork, chicken beef and veggie dishes,” it states on Yelp in the section explaining specialties. 

2. King Wok

Next is Lafayette Square’s King Wok, situated

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These are unprecedented times. It seems like the whole world has been brought to its knees, from the rapid and destructive spread of COVID-19 to the protests in response to police brutality and the murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd. The food industry isn’t exempt. So as things develop, we’ve asked people working in the food industry coast to coast to share what they’re seeing in their communities, how they’ve been affected, and how they’re responding.

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