Restaurant chain in China apologizes for suggesting menu items based on customer weight

A Chinese food buffet. 

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A Chinese food buffet.
  • A chain restaurant in China apologized for weighing customers for food recommendations, CNN reported.

  • The popular Hunan chain Chuiyan Fried Beef asked customers to step on a scale to weigh themselves so that a guide could recommend dishes based on their weight. 

  • In efforts to build food security and reduce food waste, Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasized that fostering “a social environment where waste is shameful and thriftiness is applaudable,” state-run media reported.

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A restaurant chain in China publicly apologized for weighing customers to give them menu recommendations before entering the restaurant, CNN reported.

Chulyan Fried Beef, a popular chain based in Hunan, asked customers to step on scales so that they could weigh themselves before entering the restaurant. Based

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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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