Everyone knows that all-you-can-eat restaurants are the best places around. The only problem is that once you’ve had a plate or two, you realise that your eyes were always bigger than your belly.
However, this doesn’t seem to be a problem in Chengdu, China, as one such establishment has been forced to declare bankruptcy due to its customers eating too much.
Jiamener restaurant in the Chinese city Chengdu went bankrupt within two weeks of putting a membership card promotion in place, reports UNILAD.
The hot pot restaurant offered customers the membership card, but didn’t think about the fact that people would share it with their friends and family.
The membership card cost customers around £19 (bargain) and meant you were entitled to unlimited food for a month. A MONTH. Imagine.
Obviously, this deal was too good to miss out on. Long queues formed outside the restaurant before it even opened, and remained in place throughout the day.
ABC News report that the restaurant was left more than $100,000 in debt, and was forced to close.
Did you know that there’s actually some KFCs that have an all-you-can-eat option?
Yep, it sounds like the stuff dreams are made of. Imagine rocking up to KFC in your pyjamas with everyone from your halls and not leaving all day. You could probably get half your dissertation done in one sitting when you’re constantly refuelling with KFC goodness. It sounds preferable to having to sneak a Big Mac into your uni’s library, anyway.
According to Foodbeast, this phenomenon is only available at certain restaurants. And sadly, you can’t even look them up. You just have to stumble upon them like some kind of pot of gold at the end of a rainbow.
However, if you happen to be in America any time soon, you’ll be happy to know that there is one particular restaurant that definitely has it. It’s a drive-thru the city of Banning, a town residing in the Southern California county of Riverside.
You can get original recipe chicken, fries and drinks to your heart’s galore.
According to a picture obtained by Foodbeast, it costs an adult $8.99 (including drinks), $7.99 (without a drink), $5.99 if you’re elderly, $5.99 for a child aged between 6-12 and $2.99 for a child aged 2-5. (Side-note: if you happen to live anywhere near one of these KFCs, please do not take a child aged 2-5. Not for any health reasons, just because they can’t appreciate the deliciousness just yet and they’re taking up a space that could be used for someone else. Thanks.)
A similar event took place in Japan, but there was a time limit. To be fair, that sounds like a challenge and I’m more than willing to go over there and take it on.
In Japan, the event ran from 5pm-8pm and you had to book in advance before you could get involved. It only cost around a tenner though, so I imagine you could get through at least five times that amount in three hours.
All we can do now is live in hope that the fried chicken restaurant will finally bring this offer over to the UK. Let’s just hope they don’t run out of chicken again. Although if us lot have anything to do with it, I’m sure we could give it a good go.